Saturday, November 5, 2016

Game Preview: Vernon @ Victoria:

Vernon (9-8-2-0) @ Victoria (12-3-2-3) 7pm

Tonight is the first of two regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Victoria Grizzlies. Both teams split the season series last season going 1-1.

Last Game:

Friday, November 4th Cowichan defeated Vernon 5-2
Friday, November 4th Victoria defeated Alberni Valley 4-0

Next Game:

Sunday, November 6th Vernon @ Surrey
Friday, November 11th Victoria @ Powell River

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 10-6-1-6 vs Victoria

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Victoria 80-64

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 6-3-0-3 at home vs Victoria

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 4-3-1-2 in Victoria

Vernon's last win at home vs Victoria was a 5-1 victory on Sunday, November 16th 2014

Victoria's last win in Vernon was a 2-0 victory on Saturday, October 24th 2015

Victoria's last win at home vs Vernon was a 1-0 victory on  Sunday, January 20th 2013

Vernon's last win in Victoria was a 4-1 victory on Sunday, October 4th 2015

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 9-8-2-0 Vernon Vipers make their first and only regular season visit to the Q Centre are coming off a 5-2 loss in Cowichan last night. The Vipers have lost three of their last five road games will meet Victoria twice this season. The Grizzlies will be in Vernon February 17th. Tonight is the second game of a current four game road trip. Vernon has lost three of their last five and lost six of their last ten games. The Vipers sit 3rd in the Interior Division tied in points with Merritt. The Vipers are three points up on West Kelowna, one point back of Trail but twelve points back of 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.

Vernon Vipers 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 19
Wins: 9
Losses: 8
Ties: 0
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 5-2-1-0
Road Record: 4-6-1-0
Overtime Record: 1-2
Record vs Interior Division: 5-4-0-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 4-4-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 7-4-0-0
When the opponents score first: 2-4-2-0
Leading after the 1st period: 5-2-0-0
Tied after the 1st period: 2-2-2-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 2-4-0-0
Leading after the 2nd period: 6-1-1-0
Tied after the 2nd period: 2-0-1-0
Trailing after the 2nd period: 1-6-0-0
Out shooting opponents: 7-3-2-0
Out shot by opponents: 2-3-0-0
One goal games: 3-1-2-0
Goals for: 58
Goals against: 63
Standings: 2nd Place (Interior Division)
Win-loss streak: One game losing 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 Victoria last year:


Vernon's road record vs Victoria last year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Cowichan last year:

Odeen Tufto (0-2-2)
Mitchell Oliver (0-1-1)
Bo Pellah (1-0-1)
Jagger Williamson (0-1-1)
Riley Brandt (1-0-1)
Liam Finlay (1-0-1)
Steven Jandric (0-1-1)
Mac Ferner (1-0-1)

Andrew Shortridge (1-1 Record)

Vernon has the leagues 3rd best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 5th best penalty kill

Let's take a look at the Victoria Grizzlies:

The 12-3-2-3 Victoria Grizzlies are coming off a 4-0 victory over the visiting Alberni Valley Bulldogs Friday. Tonight is the second game of a two game home stand. The Grizzlies have just three losses on home ice this season have won four straight at home and five of their last six home games. The Grizzlies have won four of their last five and have won seven of their last ten games. Victoria sits 2nd in the Island Division four points up on 3rd place Cowichan but only a single point back of Division leading Powell River.

Victoria Grizzlies Roster:

Cole Pickup (11-19-30) leads the team lead in goals with eleven & in points with thirty.

Victoria Grizzlies 2016-17 regular season stats:

Games Played: 20
Wins: 12
Losses: 3
Ties: 3
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 8-2-1-1
Road Record: 4-1-1-2
Goals for: 75
Goals against: 52
Standings: 2nd Place (Island Division)
Streak: One game winning streak

Victoria Grizzlies Returning Players:

Cole Pickup (96)
Keyvan Mokhtari (98)
Nick Guiney (96)
Tyler Welsh (97)
Jake Stevens (96)
Brett Stirling (96)
Cody Van Lierop (96)
Drayson Pears (98)
Matthew Galajda (97)

Victoria Grizzlies departed and traded players from last years team:

Mitchell Barker (96)
Braden Cross (96)
PJ Conlon (95)
Joseph Visconti (97)
Jared Virtanen (96)
Spencer Hunter (98)
Brayden Gelsinger (95)
Dante Hahn (95)
JD Falconer (97)
Luc Soares (96)
Sage Flemming (97)
Corey Laplalucci (96)
Colby Livingstone (96)
Chuck Bennis (95)
Cal Walker (97)
Kevin Massy (95)
Mark Krabben (97)
Mitchel Benson (97)

Victoria's home record vs Vernon last year:


Victoria's road record vs Vernon last year:


Victoria Grizzlies scoring leaders vs Vernon last year:

Cole Pickup (1-1-2)
Nick Guiney (2-0-2)
Brayden Gelsinger (0-1-1)
Cody Van Lierop (0-1-1)
PJ Conlon (0-1-1)
Tyler Welsh (0-1-1)
Mitchell Barker (0-1-1)

Matthew Galajda (1-1 Record)

Victoria has the leagues 12th best powerplay:

The Grizzlies have the leagues best penalty kill

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