Saturday, February 18, 2017

Game Preview: Alberni Valley @ Vernon:

Alberni Valley (16-29-7-2) @ Vernon (27-18-5-4) 6pm

Tonight is the second and final regular season meeting between the Vernon Vipers & Alberni Valley Bulldogs. The Bulldogs lead the season series 1-0

Last Game:

Friday, February 17th Victoria defeated Vernon 4-2
Friday, February 17th Salmon Arm defeated Alberni Valley 4-0

Next Game:

Friday, February 24th Vernon @ Trail
Sunday, February 19th Alberni Valley @ Coquitlam

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 16-6-3-1 vs Alberni Valley

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Alberni Valley 102-67

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 9-3-0-2 at home vs Alberni Valley

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 7-3-2-0 in Alberni Valley

The Vipers are 7-1-0-1 in their last ten home games vs the Bulldogs

The Vipers are 6-2-2-0 in their last ten games in Alberni Valley

The Vipers are 7-2-1-0 in their last ten games vs Alberni Valley

The Vipers last regular season win in Alberni Valley was a 5-3 victory on Saturday, December 13th 2014

The Bulldosg last regular season win at home vs Vernon was a 3-2 double overtime victory Saturday, October 1st 2016

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs Alberni Valley was a 5-0 victory on Sunday, November 22nd 2015

The Bulldogs last regular season win in Vernon was a 4-3 victory on Saturday, December 8th 2012

Here's a look at the season series vs Alberni Valley

October, 1st Vernon @ Alberni Valley: Bulldogs won 3-2 double overtime
Saturday, 18th Alberni Valley @ Vernon:

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 27-18-5-4 Vernon Vipers are coming off a 4-2 loss to the visiting Victoria Grizzlies last night. Tonight is the Vipers second final regular season home game, have lost three of their last five home games. Tonight's the second and final regular season meeting with the Bulldogs. The Vipers fell 3-2 in double overtime October 1st in Alberni Valley. Tonight's the second straight game facing a team from the Island Division. The Vipers come into tonight having lost three of their last four and four of their last six, have nine wins in their last fifteen games. Vernon sits 2nd in the Interior Division, get a 1st round bye in the playoffs are nine points up on Trail and fourteen points back of Division leading Penticton.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Steven Jandric (25-23-48) leads the team in goals with twenty five & in points with fourty eight.

Vernon Vipers 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 55
Wins: 28
Losses: 18
Ties: 4
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 5
Home Record: 16-7-3-1
Road Record: 12-11-2-3
Overtime Record: 2-5-4
Record vs Interior Division: 17-8-3-4
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 11-10-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 23-7-2-3
When the opponents score first: 5-11-3-1
Leading after the 1st period: 18-3-1-1
Tied after the 1st period: 7-7-3-1
Trailing after the 1st period: 3-8-1-2
Leading after the 2nd period: 23-2-2-1
Tied after the 2nd period: 3-1-3-2
Trailing after the 2nd period: 2-14-0-1
Out shooting opponents: 19-7-4-2
Out shot by opponents: 8-9-1-1
One goal games: 10-2-5-2
Goals for: 168
Goals against: 153
Standings: 2nd Place
Win-loss streak: One 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 Alberni Valley this year:


Vernon's road record vs Alberni Valley this year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Alberni Valley this year:

Brett Stapley (0-2-2)
Shane Kelly (1-0-1)
Chris Jandric (0-1-1)

Vernon has the leagues 6th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 3rd best penalty kill

Let's take a look at the Alberni Valley Bulldogs:

The 16-29-7-2 Alberni Valley Bulldogs make their first and only regular season visit to Kal Tire Place. The Bulldogs are coming off a 4-0 loss in Salmon Arm Friday. With the loss the Bulldogs have been eliminated from the playoff race. The Bulldogs last regular season win in Vernon was a 4-3 victory December 8th 2012. Tonight's the second game of a four game road trip. The Bulldogs will finish the regular season, playing three of their final four games away from home. Alberni Valley comes into tonight having lost three straight on the road and six of their last ten. The Bulldogs enter tonight having lost six straight and eight of their last ten. Alberni Valley sits last in the Island Division are nine points back of Nanaimo and ten points back of Cowichan.

Alberni Valley Bulldogs Roster:

Jake Witkowski (23-14-37) leads the team in goals with twenty three, while Trevor Cosgrove (15-33-48) leads the team in points with fourty eight.

Darren Rizzolo played in 49 games with the Vipers last season and this year before being traded to Alberni Valley for future considerations September 29th 2016

Nicholas Rasovic played in 57 games with the Vipers (2014-2016) before being traded to Alberni Valley for future considerations January 8th 2017

Keith Anderson played in 12 games with the Vipers this season before being traded to Alberni Valley for future considerations November 24th 2016.

Evan Hammond's Alberni Valley Bulldogs Blog,

Alberni Valley Bulldogs 2016-17 regular season stats:

Games Played: 54
Wins: 16
Losses: 29
Ties: 2
Overtime Losses: 7
Home Record: 9-13-5-1
Road Record: 7-16-2-1
Goals for: 127
Goals against: 195
Standings: 5th Place (Island Division)
Streak: Six game losing streak

Alberni Valley Bulldogs Returning Players:

Jordan Sandhu (99)
Tristan Bukovec (97)
Cayden Kraus (99)

Alberni Valley Bulldogs departed and traded players from last years team:

Nathan Dingmann (96)
Rhett Willcox (96)
Ryan Finnegan (97)
Quinn Syrydiuk (96)
Liam Conrad (97)
Chris Sarault (97)
Eric Margo (95)
Chris Schutz (95)
Logan Savard (96)
Will Lavezzorio (96)
Scott Clark (95)
Garrett Halls (95)
Owen Johnson (95)
Dominic Thom (96)
Troy Dobbs (96)
Paul Meyer (96)
Taylor Derynck (97)
Nolan Alward (97)
Nathan Walker (97)
Chris Tai (95)

Alberni Valley's home record vs Vernon this year:


Alberni Valley's road record vs Vernon this year:


Alberni Valley Bulldogs scoring leaders vs Vernon this year:

Connor Welsh (1-1-2)
Trevor Cosgrove (0-2-2)
Jordan Sandhu (1-0-1)
Ryan Steele (1-0-1)
Cayden Kraus (0-1-1)
Auggie Moore (0-1-1)

Brody Claeys (1-0 Record)

Alberni Valley has the leagues 12th best powerplay:

The Bulldogs have the leagues 5th best penalty kill

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