Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Game Preview: Salmon Arm @ Vernon:

Salmon Arm (14-17-1-1) @ Vernon (16-13-3-1) 7pm

Tonight is the fourth of seven regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Salmon Arm Silverbacks. The Vipers lead the season series 2-0-1

Last Game:

Saturday, December 10th Vernon defeated Trail 6-2
Friday, December 9th Salmon Arm tied Vernon 4-4

Next Game:

Friday, December 16th Vernon @ Merritt
Friday, December 16th Salmon Arm @ Penticton

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 50-39-11-5 vs Salmon Arm

Since the 2002-03 regular season Salmon Arm has outscored Vernon 351-344

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 22-17-6-1 at home vs. Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 22-19-6-3 in Salmon Arm

The Silverbacks are 4-4-0-2 in their last ten games in Vernon

The Vipers are 3-5-1-1 in their last ten games in Salmon Arm

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Salmon Arm was a 5-3 victory on Saturday, September 10th 2016

The Silverbacks last regular season win in Vernon was a 5-2 victory on Wednesday, December 9th 2015

The Vipers last regular season win in Salmon Arm was a 6-3 victory on Friday, September 9th 2016

The Silverbacks last regular season win at home vs. Vernon was a 6-1 victory on Saturday, January 30th 2016

Here's a look at the season series vs Salmon Arm

September 2nd Vernon @ Salmon Arm: (exhibition) Silverbacks won 1-0
September 9th Vernon @ Salmon Arm: Vipers won 6-3
September 10th Salmon Arm @ Vernon: Vipers won 5-3
December 9th Vernon @ Salmon Arm: Vipers tied 4-4
December 14th Salmon Arm @ Vernon
December 29th Salmon Arm @ Vernon
December 30th Vernon @ Salmon Arm
January 13th Salmon Arm @ Vernon

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 16-13-3-1 Vernon Vipers are coming off a 6-2 victory over the visiting Trail Smoke Eaters Saturday. Tonight's the second game of a two game home stand and the final home game before the Christmas break. The Vipers have won four straight at home and five of their last six home games. Vernon is 2-0-0-1 vs Salmon Arm this season. These two teams will meet again December 29th in Vernon. The Vipers come into tonight's game having atleast a point in four of their last five games and picked up atleast a point in seven of their last ten games. Vernon sits 2nd in the Division are six points up on Salmon Arm and two points up on Trail.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Steven Jandric (15-11-26) leads the team in goals with fifteen & in points with twenty six.

Kevin Kraus was an Assistant Coach with the 2013-14 Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Vernon Vipers 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 33
Wins: 16
Losses: 13
Ties: 1
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 9-3-1-0
Road Record: 7-10-2-1
Overtime Record: 1-3-1
Record vs Interior Division: 8-6-1-1
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 8-7-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 13-5-1-1
When the opponents score first: 3-8-2-0
Leading after the 1st period: 10-2-1-0
Tied after the 1st period: 4-5-2-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 2-6-0-1
Leading after the 2nd period: 13-1-2-1
Tied after the 2nd period: 2-1-1-0
Trailing after the 2nd period: 1-10-0-0
Out shooting opponents: 13-5-2-1
Out shot by opponents: 3-6-1-0
One goal games: 5-1-3-1
Goals for: 103
Goals against: 100
Standings: 2nd Place
Win-loss streak: One game winning streak
Longest winning streak: Three game winning streak (Twice)
Longest losing streak: Three game losing streak (Twice)

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 Salmon Arm this year:


Vernon's road record vs Salmon Arm this year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Salmon Arm this year:

Jimmy Lambert (3-2-5)
Hunter Zandee (1-3-4)
Niko Karamanis (3-1-4)
Steven Jandric (1-3-4)
Michael Ufberg (1-3-4)
Jagger Williamson (1-2-3)
Riley Brandt (2-0-2)
Cooper Watson (0-2-2)
Brett Stapley (0-2-2)
Chris Jandric (1-1-2)
Austin Adamson (0-1-1)
Cameron Trott (1-0-1)

Ty Taylor (2-0-1 Record)

Vernon has the leagues 10th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 4th best penalty kill

Let's take a look at the Salmon Arm Silverbacks:

The 14-17-1-1 Salmon Arm Silverbacks make their second of four regular season visits to Kal Tire Place. The Silverbacks are coming off a 4-4 tie with the visiting Vernon Vipers Friday. The last time Salmon Arm was in Vernon, was the Vipers home opener September 10th, the Silverbacks lost 5-3. Tonight is the first of a two game road trip and the second of a home and home series with the Vipers for the Backs as they last played the the Vipers Friday in Salmon Arm. The Vipers & Silverbacks will meet twice more before the end of the month. The Silverbacks come into tonight's game are unbeaten in their last four games. Salmon Arm has won back to back games away from home, have won three of their last five road games. Salmon Arm comes into tonight having points in four of their last five and seven of their last ten games. The Backs sit last in the Interior Division are a point back of Merritt and West Kelowna, and four points back of Trail.

Salmon Arm Silverbacks Roster:

Elijiah Barriga (16-19-35) leads the team in goals with sixteen & in points with thirty five.

Ryley Booth played 10 games with the 2014-15 Vernon Vipers

Carter Stephenson played 6 games with the 2016-17 Vernon Vipers

Troy Mick played with the 1984-85 Vernon Lakers was also an Assistant Coach, Head Coach-GM with the Vernon Lakers-Vipers (1993-2000)-(2005-2006)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2016-17 regular season stats:

Games Played: 33
Wins: 14
Losses: 17
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 5-9-1-1
Road Record: 9-8-0-0
Goals for: 107
Goals against: 139
Standings: 5th Place
Streak: Unbeaten in four games

Salmon Arm Silverbacks Returning Players:

Mitch Skapski (96)
Carson Bolduc (96)
Jared Turcotte (97)
Ryley Booth (96)
Josh Blanchard (96)
Elijiah Barriga (96)
Marcus Mitchell (98)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks departed and traded players from last years team:

Cameron Trott (97)
Nick Hutchison (95)
Chase Zieky (96)
Cameron Coutre (98)
Joshua Laframboise (96)
Taro Hirose (96)
Colton Thibault (95)
Ross Heidt (96)
Phil Middleton (95)
Kodi Schwarz (95)
Damian Chrcek (96)
Ayrton Nikkel (95)
Sam De Melo (98)
Angus Redmond (95)
Brandon Kegler (97)

Salmon Arm's home record vs Vernon this year:


Salmon Arm's road record vs Vernon this year:


Salmon Arm Silverbacks scoring leaders vs Vernon this year:

Connor Sundquist (2-1-3)
Josh Blanchard (1-3-4)
Ryley Booth (1-1-2)
Haydn Hopkins (1-1-2)
Josh Latta (1-1-2)
Jared Turcotte (0-2-2)
Marcus Mitchell (0-2-2)
Carson Bolduc (1-1-2)
Elijiah Barriga (1-1-2)
Carter Cochrane (1-1-2)
Grayson Constable (1-0-1)
Riley Hayles (0-1-1)
Justin Wilson (0-1-1)

Nic Tallarico (0-0-1 Record)
Trevin Kozlowski (0-1 Record)

Salmon Arm has the leagues 9th best powerplay:

The Silverbacks have the leagues 17th best penalty kill

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