Friday, January 20, 2017

Game Preview: Vernon @ West Kelowna:

Vernon (22-14-4-3) @ West Kelowna (22-18-1-0) 7pm

Tonight is the fifth of seven regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & West Kelowna Warriors. The season series is tied 2-2

Last Game:

Wednesday, January 18th Merritt ddefeated Vernon 5-4
Saturday, January 15th West Kelowna defeated Cowichan 7-3

Next Game:

Saturday, January 21st Powell River @ Vernon
Saturday, January 21st West Kelowna @ Penticton

Since the 2006-07 regular season Vernon is 32-30-3-5 vs West Kelowna

Since the 2006-07 regular season Vernon is 21-10-2-2 at home vs West Kelowna

Since the 2006-07 regular season Vernon is 13-21-1-3 in West Kelowna

The Vipers are 3-7-0-0 in their last ten games vs West Kelowna

The Vipers are 2-6-2-0 vs West Kelowna in their last ten games at Royal LePage Place

The Vipers are 6-3-0-1 vs West Kelowna in their last ten games at Kal Tire Place

Since the 2010-11 regular season the Warriors have just four wins at Kal Tire Place

Vernon's last win at home vs West Kelowna was a 6-1 victory Friday, December 2nd 2016

West Kelowna's last win at Kal Tire Place was a 6-4 victory on Wednesday, February 17th 2016

Vernon's last regular season win at Royal LePage Place was a 3-2 victory on Saturday, October 8th 2016

West Kelowna's last regular season win at home vs Vernon was a 3-2 overtime victory on Friday, November 18th 2016

Here's a look at the season series vs West Kelowna

September 17th Vernon @ West Kelowna: Warriors won 3-1
October 8th Vernon @ West Kelowna: Vipers won 3-2
November 18th Vernon @ West Kelowna: Warriors won 3-2 overtime
December 2nd West Kelowna @ Vernon: Vipers won 6-1
Friday, January 20th Vernon @ West Kelowna:
February 1st West Kelowna @ Vernon:
February 11th West Kelowna @ Vernon:

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 22-14-4-3 Vernon Vipers make their fourth and final regular season visit to Royal Le Page Place. The Vipers are coming off a 5-4 loss to the visiting Merritt Centennials Wednesday will make their last and final trip to West Kelowna unless these two teams meet in the playoffs. The Warriors announced this week, they will be either moving to Delta next season or folding once the season comes to an end. The Vipers have just four regular season wins in their last twelve games in West Kelowna. The last time Vernon was in West Kelowna, the Warriors won 3-2 in overtime November 18th. Vernon has won four straight away from home and unbeaten in their last six road games. The Vipers streak with atleast a point in eleven straight games ended Wednesday, have lost back to back games, are now winless in three straight. Vernon comes into tonight having just two wins in their last five games and six wins in their last ten games. Vernon sits 2nd in the Interior Division are seven points up on Merritt & Trail who are tied in points, while six points up on 3rd place West Kelowna but twelve points back of Division leading Penticton.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Steven Jandric (19-17-36) leads the team in goals with nineteen & in points with thirty six.

Hunter Zandee played one season in West Kelowna (2014-15) was traded to Vernon August 11th 2015

Sol Seibel played two games as an "AP" with West Kelowna last season

Vernon Vipers 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 43
Wins: 22
Losses: 14
Ties: 3
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 4
Home Record: 11-4-2-1
Road Record: 11-10-2-2
Overtime Record: 1-4-3
Record vs Interior Division: 13-7-2-3
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 9-7-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 18-6-2-2
When the opponents score first: 4-8-2-1
Leading after the 1st period: 15-3-1-0
Tied after the 1st period: 5-5-3-1
Trailing after the 1st period: 2-6-0-2
Leading after the 2nd period: 19-2-2-1
Tied after the 2nd period: 2-1-2-1
Trailing after the 2nd period: 1-10-0-1
Out shooting opponents: 16-6-3-2
Out shot by opponents: 6-6-1-0
One goal games: 8-2-4-2
Goals for: 137
Goals against: 125
Standings: 2nd Place
Win-loss streak: Two game losing 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)
Odeen Tufto (97)
Mitchell Oliver (97)
Colton McCarthy (96)
Callum Volpe (98)
Liam Finlay (97)
Darren Rizzolo (98)
Christian Cakebread (97)
Nicholas Rasovic (96)
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 West Kelowna this year:


Vernon's road record vs West Kelowna this year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs West Kelowna this year:

Brett Stapley (2-2-4)
Jimmy Lambert (1-2-3)
Austin Adamson (3-0-3)
Jagger Williamson (1-1-2)
Hunter Zandee (0-2-2)
Steven Jandric (1-1-2)
Ryan Brushett (1-1-2)
Niko Karamanis (2-0-2)
Riley Brandt (0-1-1)
Chris Jandric (0-1-1)
Cooper Watson (0-1-1)
Cameron Trott (0-1-1)
Sol Seibel (0-1-1)
Jesse Lansdell (0-1-1)

Ty Taylor (0-1 Record)
Darion Hanson (1-0 Record)

Vernon has the leagues 4th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 3rd best penalty kill

Let's take a look at the West Kelowna Warriors:

The 22-18-1-0 defending Royal Bank Cup Champion West Kelowna Warriors announced this week, will be their last season in West Kelowna. The Warriors are coming off a 7-3 victory over the visiting Cowichan Capitals Saturday. The last time these two teams met, the Warriors fell 6-1 December 1st in Vernon. These two teams will meet again, February 1st in Vernon. Tonight's the final game of a three game home stand before the Warriors hit the road for a six game road trip. The defending Champion Warriors have won seven straight at home and ten of their last twelve home games. West Kelowna comes into tonight having won four of their last five and eight of their last ten games. West Kelowna sits 3rd in the Division are a single point up on Trail & Merritt who are tied in points, are six points back of 2nd place Vernon.

West Kelowna Warriors Roster:

Quin Foreman (20-30-50) leads the team in goals with twenty and in points with fifty.

Warriors Head Coach-GM Rylan Ferster played one season in Vernon (1989-90) with the Centennial Cup Champion Vernon Lakers

Cole Demers played in 12 games with the Vipers this season going 3-8 before being released

Chase Stevenson attended the Vipers training camp in August, was released after the start of the regular season.

Trevor Miller's West Kelowna Warriors Blog:

West Kelowna Warriors 2016-17 regular season stats:

Games Played: 41
Wins: 22
Losses: 18
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 15-9-0-0
Road Record: 7-9-1-0
Goals for: 128
Goals against: 138
Standings: 3rd Place
Streak: Two game winning streak

West Kelowna Warriors Returning Players:

Quin Foreman (96)
Connor Sodergren (96)
Jared Marino (97)
Nicholas Rutigliano (96)
Jake Harrison (99)

West Kelowna Warriors departed and traded players from last years team:

Brett Mennear (96)
Jake LeBrun (95)
Reed Gunville (97)
Kylar Hope (95)
Keelan Williams (96)
Tyler Anderson (96)
Garrett Forster (95)
Bryan Basiilico (95)
Jonathan Desbiens (96)
Liam Blackburn (96)
Kyle Marino (95)
Lane Gilliss (99)
Paul Lovsin (96)
Rylan Yaremko (96)
Kristian Blumenschein (97)
Scott Allen (96)
Bryan Nelson (96)
Matthew Greenfield (95)

West Kelowna's home record vs Vernon this year:


West Kelowna's road record vs Vernon this year:


West Kelowna Warriors scoring leaders vs Vernon this year:

Quin Foreman (1-2-3)
Mitchell Barker (1-2-3)
Braiden Epp (2-0-2)
Chase Dubois (1-1-2)
Matthew Campese (0-2-2)
Nicholas Rutigliano (1-1-2)
Michael Ryan (2-0-2)
Jon Russell (0-1-1)
Jake Harrison (0-1-1)
Pharm Dhaliwal (0-1-1)
Connor Sodergren (1-0-1)
Jared Marino (0-1-1)
Chase Stevenson (0-1-1)
Stephen Kleysen (0-1-1)

Nik Amundrud (0-1 Record)

West Kelowna has the leagues 15th best powerplay:

The Warriors have the leagues 15th best penalty kill


mike grunsell said...

Have been following your blog and just listened to another of Graham's excellent broadcasts on KissFM via the internet (I live in New Zealand) with a 2-1 win to the Vipers today. At the end he said there will be no radio broadcast on the Powell River game tomorrow. Does this mean I will not be able to listen to the Powell River game?
Mike g

vipersdiehardfan said...

Hey Mike, Thanks for following my blog! Wow New Zealand? Really? Are you from Vernon-Canada? Why do you follow the Vipers and how did you know about them and my blog? Just curious.

The Vipers wont be broadcasting the game tomorrow night vs Powell River on the radio (Kiss FM) but you should still be able to listen to the game via the internet. You can also pick up-listen to the game through the Powell River broadcast, or watch the game on Hockey TV.

mike grunsell said...

Thanks for your quick reply. 

Not from Vernon or Canada just a friend of Duncay Wray living in NZ. Duncan referred me to your site early last year when I started to get interested in ice hockey and of course following the Vipers games. 

Ice hockey, or hockey is you call it, is virtually unknown here in NZ and I am trying to pick up the rules and finer points of the game, so along with listening to Graham's broadcasts I have been following your site getting a good insight into the game and team etc. I did watch a couple of games on Duncan's Hockey tv site account when he was at the games live at Vernon and generously gave me his log in details which was great. However as he is travelling now I generally listen in on Kiss FM. He is coming to stay here next Sunday 29th so we will be able to watch the Prince George, West Kelowna and Trail games together here.

Thanks for the tip re listening via the Powell River site. Didn't think of that. (Must be another senior moment) The timing of the games is good for me as they are generally either 3 or 4pm our time for the 6 or 7pm games your time.


Mike g

vipersdiehardfan said...

Hey Mike, Your welcome! Glad I could help.

Very cool story, Thanks for sharing.

Here is a link to the Powell River Kings broadcast, Hope this helps.

Thanks again for visiting my blog, always appreciate the fans who visit regularly.