Saturday, January 28, 2017

Game Preview: Parents Weekend: Nanaimo @ Vernon:

Nanaimo (18-23-5-1) @ Vernon (24-15-4-4) 6pm

Tonight is the third and final regular season meeting between the Vernon Vipers & Nanaimo Clippers. The Vipers lead the season series 2-0

Last Game:

Friday, January 27th Vernon defeated Penticton 3-1
Friday, January 27th Nanaimo defeated Salmon Arm 4-3 in overtime

Next Game:

Sunday, January 29th Prince George@ Vernon
Sunday, January 29th Nanaimo @ Surrey

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 17-7-0-2 vs Nanaimo

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Nanaimo 91-77

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 12-0-0-1 at home vs Nanaimo

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 4-7-0-1 in Nanaimo

The Vipers are 8-2-0-0 in their last ten games vs Nanaimo

The Vipers are 9-0-0-1 in their last ten home games vs the Clippers

The Vipers are 3-6-0-1 in their last ten road games vs the Clippers

The Vipers last regular season win in Nanaimo was a 5-3 victory Sunday, October 2nd 2016

The Clippers last regular season win at home vs Vernon was a 5-2 victory on Saturday, October 3rd 2015

Nanaimo's last regular season win in Vernon was a 4-3 double overtime victory on Friday, January 16th 2009

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs Nanaimo was a 6-2 victory on Friday, October 9th 2015

Here's a look at the season series vs Nanaimo

September 23rd Nanaimo vs Vernon (BCHL Showcase) Vipers won 6-3
October 2nd Vernon @ Nanaimo: Vipers won 5-3
January 28th Nanaimo @ Vernon:
Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The Vernon Vipers

The 23-15-4-4 Vernon Vipers are coming off a 3-1 victory over the visiting Penticton Vees Friday. Tonight is the third and final regular season meeting vs Nanaimo, where the Vipers are 2-0 vs the Clippers this season. Vernon won 6-3 September 23rd in Chilliwack at the BCHL Showcase and then 5-3 in Nanaimo October 2nd. Tonight is the second game of a five game home stand where the Vipers have just one win at home in their last five home games. The Vipers have just five regulations on home ice this year. Tonight is the Vipers third game in four nights. Vernon has just two wins in their last five and five wins in their last ten games. The Vipers sit 2nd in the Interior Division are ten points up on Merritt, eight points up on Trail but ten points back of Division leading Penticton.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Steven Jandric (21-20-41) leads the team in goals with twenty one & in points with thirty nine.

Vernon Vipers 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 47
Wins: 24
Losses: 15
Ties: 4
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 4
Home Record: 12-5-2-1
Road Record: 12-10-2-3
Overtime Record: 1-4-4
Record vs Interior Division: 15-7-2-4
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 9-8-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 20-7-2-3
When the opponents score first: 4-8-2-1
Leading after the 1st period: 16-3-1-1
Tied after the 1st period: 6-6-3-1
Trailing after the 1st period: 2-6-0-2
Leading after the 2nd period: 21-2-2-1
Tied after the 2nd period: 2-1-2-2
Trailing after the 2nd period: 1-11-0-1
Out shooting opponents: 17-6-3-2
Out shot by opponents: 6-7-1-1
One goal games: 9-2-4-2
Goals for: 146
Goals against: 133
Standings: 2nd Place
Win-loss streak: One game winning streak
Longest winning streak: Unbeaten in ten games (7 wins-3 ties)
Longest losing streak: Three game losing streak (Twice)

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

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

Vernon Vipers departed & traded players from last years team:

Charley Michalowski (96)
Christian Cakebread (97)
Nicholas Rasovic (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 Nanaimo this year:

1-0-0-0 (Played in Chilliwack-BCHL Showcase)

Vernon's road record vs Nanaimo this year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Nanaimo this year:

Steven Jandric (2-2-4)
Niko Karamanis (0-3-3)
Michael Ufberg (1-1-2)
Ryan Brushett (1-1-2)
Cooper Watson (0-2-2)
Jimmy Lambert (0-2-2)
Brett Stapley (1-1-2)
Jagger Williamson (1-1-2)
Jimmy Lambert (0-1-1)
Riley Brandt (0-1-1)

Ty Taylor (2-0 Record)

Vernon has the leagues 6th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 3rd best penalty kill

Let's take a look at the Nanaimo Clippers:

The 18-23-5-1 defending Island Division Champion Nanaimo Clippers make their first and only regular season visit to Kal Tire Place are coming off a 4-3 overtime victory in Salmon Arm last night. Tonight is the third game of a four game road trip, where the Clippers are 2-0. Nanaimo has just three wins in their last fifteen road games. The Clippers are winless vs the Vipers this season are riding a three game winning streak have won three of their last five and five of their last ten games. Nanaimo sits 4th in the Island Division are four points up on last place Alberni Valley, three points back of Cowichan but twenty one points back of 2nd place Powell River. This may be the Clippers last season in Nanaimo after the city is going to referendum on a new arena, wich would bring in a Western Hockey League franchise for next season.

Nanaimo Clippers Roster:

Matt Creamer (13-10-23) leads the team lead in goals with thirteen, while Tristan Crozier (10-19-29) leads the team in points with twenty nine points.

Clippers Head Coach-GM Mike Vandekamp coached three seasons in Vernon (2001-2004)

Nanaimo Clippers 2016-17 regular season stats:

Games Played: 47
Wins: 18
Losses: 23
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 5
Home Record: 10-12-3-0
Road Record: 8-11-2-1
Goals for: 117
Goals against: 161
Standings: 4th Place (Island Division)
Streak: Three game winning streak

Nanaimo Clippers Returning Players:

Matt Creamer (97)
Lucas Finner (97)
Spencer Hewson (96)
Matt Kowalski (99)
Taylor Karel (96)
Sean Buchanan (96)
Adam Pilotte (97)

Nanaimo Clippers departed and traded players from last years team:

Chris Dodero (96)
Sheldon Rempal (95)
Nolan Aibel (97)
Matthew Hoover (96)
Corey Renwick (95)
Gavin Gould (96)
Troy MacTavish (97)
Devin Brosseau (95)
Owen Hardy (99)
DJ Petruzzelli (97)
Charley Borek (96)
Christopher Smith (97)
Yanni Kladis (95)
Edwin Hookenson (95)
Will Reilly (97)
Kale Bennett (95)
Louis-Philippe Page (96)
Jordan Low (96)
Jonathan Reinhart (96)
Jakob Walter (99)
Evan Johnson (96)

Nanaimo's home record vs Vernon this year:

1-0-0-0 (Played in Chilliwack at BCHL Showcase)

Nanaimo's road record vs Vernon this year:


Nanaimo Clippers scoring leaders vs Vernon this year:

Ben Solin (2-1-3)
Matt Kowalski (2-0-2)
Adam Pilotte (1-1-2)
Sean Buchanan (0-2-2)
Taylor Karel (0-1-1)
Shawn Guison (0-1-1)
Lucas Finner (0-1-1)
Tristan Crozier (0-1-1)
Casey Aiden (0-1-1)
Adam Donnelly (1-0-1)

Austin Roden (0-1 Record)
Evan DeBrouwer (0-1 Record)

Nanaimo has the leagues 15th best powerplay:

The Clippers have the leagues 5th best penalty kill

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