Saturday, February 25, 2017

Game Preview: Trail @ Vernon:

Trail (26-25-5-1) @ Vernon (27-19-5-4) 6pm

Tonight is the seventh and final regular season meeting between the Vernon Vipers & Trail Smoke Eaters. The Vipers lead the season series 4-2

Last Game:

Friday, February 24th Trail defeated Vernon 3-1

Next Game:

Friday, March 3rd Trail vs (waiting for opponent)
Friday, March 17th Vernon vs (waiting for opponent)

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 74-20-1-3 vs Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 420-234

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 37-7-0-2 at home vs. Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 30-11-1-1 in Trail

The Vipers are 8-2-0-0 in their last ten home games vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers are 7-3-0-0 in their last ten road games vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Trail was a 5-1 victory on Saturday, February 4th 2017

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 3-1 victory Friday, February 24th 2017

Here's a look at the season series vs Trail

October 21st Trail @ Vernon: Smoke Eaters won 4-3
October 22nd Vernon @ Trail: Vipers won 2-1
December 10th Trail @ Vernon: Vipers won 6-2
December 17th Vernon @ Trail: Vipers won 3-2
February 4th Trail @ Vernon: Vipers won 5-1
February 24th Vernon @ Trail: Smoke Eaters won 3-1
February 25th Trail @ Vernon:

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 27-19-5-4 Vernon Vipers are coming off a 3-1 loss in Trail last night. Tonight is the seventh and final regular season meeting vs Trail with the Vipers leading the season series 4-2. Tonight is the Vipers final regular season game have earned a first round bye in the playoffs, will start round 2 March 17th at home. The Vipers have played nine of their last eleven games at home come into tonight having won three of their last five home games. The Vipers have lost three of their last five and have five wins in their last ten games. Vernon will finish 2nd in the Division are nine points up on Trail but nineteen 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.

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: 57
Wins: 29
Losses: 19
Ties: 4
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 5
Home Record: 17-7-3-1
Road Record: 12-12-2-3
Overtime Record: 2-5-4
Record vs Interior Division: 17-9-3-4
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 12-10-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 24-7-2-3
When the opponents score first: 5-12-3-1
Leading after the 1st period: 19-3-1-1
Tied after the 1st period: 7-8-3-1
Trailing after the 1st period: 3-8-1-2
Leading after the 2nd period: 24-2-2-1
Tied after the 2nd period: 3-1-3-2
Trailing after the 2nd period: 2-15-0-1
Out shooting opponents: 19-8-4-2
Out shot by opponents: 9-9-1-1
One goal games: 10-2-5-2
Goals for: 173
Goals against: 157
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:

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

Ty Taylor (1-1 Record)
Darion Hanson (3-0 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 26-25-5-1 Trail Smoke Eaters make their fourth and final regular season visit to Kal Tire Place. The Smoke Eaters are coming off a 3-1 victory over the visiting Vernon Vipers Friday. Tonight is the second game of a home & home series to end the regular season vs the Vipers. Tonight's the Smoke Eaters final regular season game. Trail comes into tonight having lost back to back road games have lost three of their last four games away from home. The Smoke Eaters have lost three of their last five games and lost six of their last ten games. Trail sits 3rd in the Interior Division two points up on West Kelowna & Merritt and six points up on last place Salmon Arm.

Trail Smoke Eaters Roster:

Luke Santerno (32-31-63) leads the team in goals with thirty two and in points with sixty 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: 57
Wins: 26
Losses: 25
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 5
Home Record: 16-12-1-0
Road Record: 10-13-4-1
Goals for: 212
Goals against: 197
Standings: 4th Place
Streak: One 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 (6-0-6)
Luke Santerno (0-5-5)
Joshua Laframboise (2-3-5)
Troy Ring (1-2-3)
Kyle Chernenkoff (1-1-2)
Connor Brown-Maloski (2-0-2)
Ryan Moon (1-1-2)
Blaine Caton (0-2-2)
Ross Armour (0-1-1)
Tyson Slater (0-1-1)
Braeden Tuck (0-1-1)
Mitchell Barker (0-1-1)
Ethan Martini (0-1-1)
Andre Ghantous (0-1-1)

Linden Marshall (2-0 Record)
Zach Dyment (0-4 Record)

Trail has the leagues 7th best powerplay:

The Smoke Eaters have the leagues 10th best penalty kill

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