Saturday, December 10, 2016

Game Preview: Trail @ Vernon:

Trail (16-15-2-0) @ Vernon (15-13-3-1) 6pm

Tonight is the third of seven regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Trail Smoke Eaters. The season series is tied 1-1

Last Game:

Friday, December 9th Vernon tied Salmon Arm 4-4
Friday, December 9th Cowichan defeated Trail 4-3 in overtime

Next Game:

Wednesday, December 14th Salmon Arm @ Vernon
Wednesday, December 14th Trail @ Penticton

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 71-19-1-3 vs Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 405-226

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 35-7-0-2 at home vs. Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 29-10-1-1 in Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season the Vipers are 9-1-0-0 in their last ten home games vs. the Smoke Eaters

Since the 2002-03 regular season the Vipers are 8-2-0-0 in their last ten road games vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Trail was a 5-2 victory on Friday, October 30th 2015

The Smoke Eaters last regular season win in Vernon was a 4-3 victory on Friday, October 21st 2016

The Vipers last regular season win in Trail was a 2-1 victory on Saturday, October 22nd 2016

The Smoke Eaters last regular season win at home vs. Vernon was a 6-3 victory on Wednesday, December 16th 2015

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 15-13-3-1 Vernon Vipers return home from a two game road trip begin a two game home stand. The Vipers have won three straight at home and four of their last five home games. The Vipers have played five of their last six games away from home. Tonight is the third meeting of the season with Trail with the season series tied 1-1. The last time these two teams met, Vernon won 2-1 in Trail October 22nd. These two teams will meet again December 17th in Trail. Vernon has won three of their last five and five of their last ten games. The Vipers sit 2nd in the Interior Division are tied in points with 3rd place Trail are four points up on 5th place Salmon Arm and three points up on 4th place Merritt.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Steven Jandric (15-10-25) leads the team in goals with fifteen & in points with twenty four.

Riley Brandt played in 36 games in parts of two seasons with the Smoke Eaters (2012-2014)

Vernon Vipers 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 32
Wins: 15
Losses: 13
Ties: 1
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 8-3-1-0
Road Record: 7-10-2-1
Overtime Record: 1-3-1
Record vs Interior Division: 7-6-1-1
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 8-7-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 12-5-1-1
When the opponents score first: 3-8-2-0
Leading after the 1st period: 9-2-1-0
Tied after the 1st period: 4-5-2-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 2-6-0-1
Leading after the 2nd period: 12-1-2-1
Tied after the 2nd period: 2-1-1-0
Trailing after the 2nd period: 1-10-0-0
Out shooting opponents: 12-5-2-1
Out shot by opponents: 3-6-1-0
One goal games: 5-1-3-1
Goals for: 97
Goals against: 98
Standings: 2nd Place
Win-loss streak: Winless in two games
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 Trail this year:


Vernon's road record vs Trail this year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Trail this year:

Michael Ufberg (0-3-3)
Jagger Williamson (1-1-2)
Riley Brandt (2-0-2)
Jesse Lansdell (0-2-2)
Sol Seibel (0-1-1)
Brett Stapley (0-1-1)
Jimmy Lambert (1-0-1)
Chris Jandric (0-1-1)

Ty Taylor (1-0 Record)

Vernon has the leagues 10th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 5th best penalty kill

Let's take a look at the Trail Smoke Eaters:

The 16-15-1-1 Trail Smoke Eaters make their second of four visits to Kal Tire Place are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss to the visiting Cowichan Capitals Friday. The last time the Smoke Eaters were in Vernon they won 4-3 October 21st. Since the 2002-03 regular season Trail has just seven wins in Vernon. Tonight is the first game of a two game road trip. Trail has just one win in their last six games away from home. The Smokies have played six of their last seven and twelve of their last eighteen games at home. Trail has lost three of their last five and lost seven of their last ten games. Trail sits 3rd in the Division are tied in points with 2nd place Vernon.

Trail Smoke Eaters Roster:

Luke Santerno (23-20-43) leads the team in goals with twenty three and in points with fourty three.

Blaine Caton played 52 games for his hometown Vipers (2013-2015) before being released.

Zach Dyment was an affiliated player "AP" with the 2013-14 Vernon Vipers.

Trail Smoke Eaters 2016-17 regular season stats:

Games Played: 33
Wins: 16
Losses: 15
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 10-7-0-1
Road Record: 6-8-1-0
Goals for: 112
Goals against: 110
Standings: 3rd Place
Streak: One game losing streak

Trail Smoke Eaters Returning Players:

Connor Brown-Maloski (96)
Ross Armour (98)
Blaine Caton (97)
Spencer McLean (98)
Kale Howarth (97)
Jeremy Lucchini (97)
Mitchell Stapley (97)
Linden Marshall (98)

Trail Smoke Eaters departed and traded players from last years team:

Harlan Orr (95)
Nick Halloran (97)
Kyle Star (95)
Max Newton (97)
Cooper Leitch (96)
Jake Kauppila (95)
John Laurito (96)
Bennett Morrison (96)
Nii Noi Tetteh (98)
Evan MacEachern (95)
Ryan Swanson (95)
Evan Korizis (96)
Cole Arcuri (96)
Cooper Sande (97)
Bailey MacBurnie (95)

Trail's home record vs Vernon this year:


Trail's road record vs Vernon this year:


Trail Smoke Eaters scoring leaders vs Vernon this year:

Kale Howarth (3-0-3)
Luke Santerno (0-3-3)
Joshua Laframboise (1-1-2)
Kyle Chernenkoff (1-1-2)
Ross Armour (0-1-1)

Linden Marshall (1-0 Record)
Zach Dyment (0-1 Record)

Trail has the leagues 6th best powerplay:

The Smoke Eaters have the leagues 7th best penalty kill

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