Saturday, February 4, 2017

Game Preview: Trail @ Vernon:

Trail (24-21-4-0) @ Vernon (26-15-5-4) 6pm

Tonight is the fifth of seven regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Trail Smoke Eaters. The Vipers lead the season series 3-1

Last Game:

Wednesday, February 1st West Kelowna defeated Vernon 4-3 in overtime
Friday, February 3rd Trail defeated Coquitlam 8-3

Next Game:

Tuesday, February 7th Vernon @ Merritt
Tuesday, February 7th Trail @ Salmon Arm

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 73-19-1-3 vs Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 414-230

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 36-7-0-2 at home vs. Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 30-10-1-1 in Trail

The Vipers are 9-1-0-0 in their last ten home games vs. the Smoke Eaters

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 6-2 victory on Saturday, December 10th 2016

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 3-2 victory on Saturday, December 17th 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 26-15-5-4 Vernon Vipers are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss to the visiting West Kelowna Warriors Wednesday. Tonight is the fifth meeting of the season vs Trail, where the Vipers are 3-1 vs the Smoke Eaters this season. The last time these two teams met, Vernon won 3-2 in Trail December 17th. These two teams will meet again February 24th in Trail. Tonight is the fifth and final game of a five game home stand where the Vipers have just three wins in their last eight home games. Vernon comes into tonight's game having won three of their last five games, have just four wins in their last ten games. Vernon sits 2nd in the Division are eleven points up on Trail but nine points back of Division leading Penticton.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Steven Jandric (23-21-44) leads the team in goals with twenty three & in points with fourty 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: 50
Wins: 26
Losses: 15
Ties: 4
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 5
Home Record: 14-5-3-1
Road Record: 12-10-2-3
Overtime Record: 2-5-4
Record vs Interior Division: 15-7-3-4
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 11-8-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 21-7-2-3
When the opponents score first: 5-8-3-1
Leading after the 1st period: 16-3-1-1
Tied after the 1st period: 7-6-3-1
Trailing after the 1st period: 3-6-1-2
Leading after the 2nd period: 21-2-2-1
Tied after the 2nd period: 3-1-3-2
Trailing after the 2nd period: 2-11-0-1
Out shooting opponents: 18-6-4-2
Out shot by opponents: 7-7-1-1
One goal games: 10-2-5-2
Goals for: 157
Goals against: 141
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 Trail this year:


Vernon's road record vs Trail this year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Trail this year:

Riley Brandt (4-2-6)
Jagger Williamson (2-3-5)
Michael Ufberg (1-3-4)
Cooper Watson (2-2-4)
Jesse Lansdell (1-2-3)
Hunter Zandee (0-2-2)
Steven Jandric (1-1-2)
Jimmy Lambert (1-1-2)
Cameron Trott (0-2-2)
Sol Seibel (0-1-1)
Brett Stapley (0-1-1)
Chris Jandric (0-1-1)
Ryan Brushett (0-1-1)
Niko Karamanis (0-1-1)
Luke Gingras (0-1-1)
Connor Clouston (1-0-1)
Auston Adamson (0-1-1)

Ty Taylor (1-0 Record)
Darion Hanson (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 Trail Smoke Eaters:

The 24-21-4-0 Trail Smoke Eaters make their third regular season visit to Kal Tire Place, are coming off a 8-3 victory over the visiting Coquitlam Express Friday. The Smoke Eaters come into Vernon riding a four game winning streak are 1-1 at Kal Tire Place this season. The last time Trail was in Vernon, the Smoke Eaters fell 6-2 December 10th. Trail comes into tonight having won two straight on the road and three of their last five road games. The Smokies have won four of five and six of their last ten games. Trail sits 3rd in the Interior Division are two points up on Merritt & West Kelowna but eleven points back of Vernon.

Trail Smoke Eaters Roster:

Luke Santerno (30-27-57) leads the team in goals with thirty and in points with fifty seven.

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: 49
Wins: 24
Losses: 21
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 4
Home Record: 14-10-1-0
Road Record: 10-11-3-0
Goals for: 189
Goals against: 170
Standings: 3rd Place
Streak: Four game winning 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 (5-0-5)
Luke Santerno (0-4-4)
Joshua Laframboise (1-2-3)
Kyle Chernenkoff (1-1-2)
Ryan Moon (1-1-2)
Troy Ring (0-2-2)
Ross Armour (0-1-1)
Tyson Slater (0-1-1)
Braeden Tuck (0-1-1)
Connor Brown-Maloski (1-0-1)
Mitchell Barker (0-1-1)

Linden Marshall (1-0 Record)
Zach Dyment (0-3 Record)

Trail has the leagues 7th best powerplay:

The Smoke Eaters have the leagues 10th best penalty kill

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