Friday, November 4, 2016

Game Preview: Vernon @ Cowichan:

Vernon (9-7-2-0) @ Cowichan (10-7-2-1) 7pm

Tonight is the first of two regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Cowichan Capitals. The Vipers won the season series last season going 2-1 vs Cowichan.

Last Game:

Saturday, October 29th Vernon defeated Merritt 3-1
Saturday, October 29th West Kelowna defeated Cowichan 3-2

Next Game:

Saturday, November 5th Vernon @ Victoria
Saturday, November 5th Chilliwack @ Cowichan

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 19-6-1-0 vs Cowichan

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Cowichan 106-72

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 9-1-1-0 at home vs Cowichan

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 8-4-0-0 in Cowichan

Vernon's last win at home vs Cowichan was a 3-1 victory on Saturday, December 5th 2015

Cowichan's last win in Vernon was a 4-2 victory on Saturday, October 2nd 2010

Vernon's last win in Cowichan was a 3-2 victory on Saturday, December 7th 2013

Cowichan's last win at home vs Vernon was a 6-3 victory on Saturday, November 7th 2015

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 9-7-2-0 Vernon Vipers make their first and only regular season visit to the Island Savings Centre are coming off a 3-1 victory over the visiting Merritt Centennials Saturday. Tonight is the first of two regular season meetings with the Cowichan Capitals. These two teams will meet again in two weeks, when the Caps are in Vernon November 20th. The Vipers went 2-1 vs the Caps last season. The Vipers have lost two straight at the Island Savings Centre. Vernon's last win in Cowichan was a 3-2 victory on December 7th 2013. Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 8-4-0-0 in Cowichan. Tonight is the first of a four game road trip where the Vipers have won three of their last five games away from home. Vernon comes into tonight's game having won three of their last five and are 5-5 in their last ten games. Vernon sits 2nd in the Interior Division are three points up on West Kelowna and only a single point up on Trail & Merritt but ten points behind Division leading Penticton.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Steven Jandric (6-5-11) leads the team lead in goals with six, while Jimmy Lambert (5-10-15) leads the team lead in points with fifteen.

Brett Stapley played one game as an "AP" with the 2014-15 Cowichan Capitals.

Vernon Vipers 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 18
Wins: 9
Losses: 7
Ties: 0
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 5-2-1-0
Road Record: 4-5-1-0
Overtime Record: 1-2
Record vs Interior Division: 5-4-0-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 4-3-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 7-3-0-0
When the opponents score first: 2-4-2-0
Leading after the 1st period: 5-1-0-0
Tied after the 1st period: 2-2-2-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 2-4-0-0
Leading after the 2nd period: 6-0-1-0
Tied after the 2nd period: 2-0-1-0
Trailing after the 2nd period: 1-6-0-0
Out shooting opponents: 7-2-2-0
Out shot by opponents: 2-3-0-0
One goal games: 3-1-2-0
Goals for: 56
Goals against: 58
Standings: 2nd Place (Interior Division)
Win-loss streak: One game winning streak
Longest winning streak: Three game winning streak
Longest losing streak: Three game losing streak

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Brett Stapley (99)
Christian Cakebread (97)
Nicholas Rasovic (96)
Hunter Zandee (96)
Jagger Williamson (98)
Jimmy Lambert (97)
Riley Brandt (96)

Vernon Vipers departed & traded players from last years team:

Charley Michalowski (96)
Odeen Tufto (97)
Mitchell Oliver (97)
Colton McCarthy (96)
Callum Volpe (98)
Liam Finlay (97)
Darren Rizzolo (98)
Joe Sacco (96)
Ben Butcher (95)
Brendan Barry (97)
Latrell Charleson (95)
Bo Pellah (95)
Mac Ferner (95)
Andrew Shortridge (95)

Vernon's home record vs Cowichan last year:

2-0-0-0 (One game played in Chilliwack @ BCHL Showcase)

Vernon's road record vs Cowichan last year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Cowichan last year:

Liam Finlay (1-3-4)
Odeen Tufto (2-2-4)
Christian Cakebread (1-3-4)
Steven Jandric (1-2-3)
Mitchell Oliver (0-3-3)
Darren Rizzolo (0-2-2)
Bo Pellah (0-2-2)
Latrell Charleson (2-0-2)
Brett Stapley (1-0-1)
Colton McCarthy (1-0-1)
Riley Brandt (0-1-1)
Joe Sacco (1-0-1)

Andrew Shortridge (2-0 Record)
Brendan Barry (0-1 Record)

Vernon has the leagues 2nd best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 4th best penalty kill

Let's take a look at the Cowichan Capitals:

The 10-7-2-1 Cowichan Capitals are coming off a 3-2 loss to the visiting West Kelowna Warriors Saturday. Tonight is the fifth game of a current eight game home stand where the Capitals are 4-5-1-1 on home ice this season. The Capitals have lost three of their last four home games, have been outscored 17-7 in those four home games. Since the 2003-04 regular season Cowichan has only won six of the twenty six meetings vs Vernon. Cowichan has lost three straight, have just four wins in their last ten games. The Capitals sit 3rd in the Island Division are a single point up on Nanaimo, four points back of 2nd place Victoria and five points back of Division leading Powell River.

Cowichan Capitals Roster:

Max Newton (10-13-23) leads the team lead in goals with ten & in points with twenty three.

Ayden Macdonald played 5 games with the 2014-15 Vernon Vipers before being traded to Victoria.

Nii Noi Tetteh played one game with the 2014-15 Vernon Vipers as an "AP"

Cowichan Capitals 2016-17 regular season stats:

Games Played: 20
Wins: 10
Losses: 7
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 4-5-1-1
Road Record: 6-2-1-0
Goals for: 61
Goals against: 72
Standings: 3rd Place (Island Division)
Streak: Three game losing streak

Cowichan Capitals Returning Players:

Ayden Macdonald (96)
Jared Domin (97)
Ryan Hogg (98)
Ben Verrall (96)
Chris Harpur (96)
Josh Owings (96)
Lane Michasiw (96)

Cowichan Capitals departed and traded players from last years team:

Ryan Burton (96)
Luke Santerno (96)
Josh Adkins (95)
Corey Hoffman (96)
Matthew Hudie (96)
Patrick Geary (95)
Adam Osczevski (95)
Kade Kehoe (96)
Kyle Topping (99)
Daniel Wanner (95)
Carter Cochrane (96)
Connor Russell (96)
Sam Jones (97)
Mitch Meek (96)
Jacob Switzer (95)
Storm Phaneuf (95)

Cowichan's home record vs Vernon last year:


Cowichan's road record vs Vernon last year:

0-2-0-0 (One game played in Chilliwack @ BCHL Showcase)

Cowichan Capitals scoring leaders vs Vernon last year:

Adam Osczevski (1-2-3)
Jared Domin (1-2-3)
Matthew Hudie (2-1-3)
Connor Russell (0-2-2)
Jacob Switzer (0-2-2)
Ryan Hogg (1-1-2)
Patrick Geary (1-1-2)
Kade Kehoe (1-1-2)
Darien Craighead (1-0-1)
Josh Owings (0-1-1)
Chris Harpur (0-1-1)
Ryan Burton (0-1-1)
Luke Santerno (1-0-1)
Kyle Topping (0-1-1)
Rhett Willcox (1-0-1)
Ayden Macdonald (0-1-1)
Mitch Meek (0-1-1)

Lane Michasiw (0-2 Record)
Storm Phaneuf (1-0 Record)

Cowichan has the leagues 3rd best powerplay:

The Capitals have the leagues 15th best penalty kill

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