Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Game Preview: Vernon @ Merritt:

Vernon (27-15-5-4) @ Merritt (19-20-8-2) 7pm

Tonight is the sixth and final regular season meeting between the Vernon Vipers & Merritt Centennials. The Centennials lead the season series 3-1-0-1

Last Game:

Saturday, February 4th Vernon defeated Trail 5-1
Friday, February 3rd Merritt defeated West Kelowna 6-2

Next Game:

Friday, February 10th Wenatchee @ Vernon
Friday, February 10th Merritt @ Chilliwack

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 63-23-9-4 vs Merritt

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Merritt 373-256

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 31-9-1-5 at home vs Merritt

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 26-11-5-3 in Merritt

The Vipers are 3-5-1-1 in their last ten games vs Merritt

The Vipers are 3-5-0-2 vs Merritt in their last ten games at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena

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

Vernon's last win at home vs Merritt was a 3-1 victory Saturday, October 29th 2016

Merritt's last win at Kal Tire Place was a 5-4 victory Wednesday, January 18th 2017

Vernon's last regular season win at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena was a 6-3 victory on Saturday, January 9th 2016

Merritt's last regular season win at home vs Vernon was a 4-1 victory on Wednesday, October 12th 2016

Here's a look at the season series vs Merritt

August 26th Merrit @ Vernon: Exhibition-Centennials won 3-0
August 27th Vernon @ Merritt: Exhibition-Centennials won 4-3
October 12th Vernon @ Merritt: Centennials won 4-1
October 29th Merritt @ Vernon: Vipers won 3-1
December 16th Vernon @ Merritt: Vipers tied 3-3
January 14th Merritt @ Vernon: Centennials won 2-1 double overtime
January 18th Merritt @ Vernon: Centennials won 5-4
February 7th Vernon @ Merritt:

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 27-15-5-4 Vernon Vipers make their third and final regular season visit to the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. The last time the Vipers were in Merritt, they tied the Cents 3-3 December 16th. The Vipers are 0-2-0-1 in Merritt this season (regular season & exhibition). The Vipers are coming off a 5-1 victory over the visiting Trail Smoke Eaters Saturday. The Vipers enter tonight having played nine of their last eleven games at home, will finish the regular season playing five of their final seven games on home ice. Vernon comes into tonight unbeaten in their last eight road games (4 wins-3 ties). The Vipers come into tonight having won four of their last five games, have five wins in their last ten games. Vernon sits 2nd in the Division are eleven points up on Trail, are eight points back of Division leading Penticton.

Vernon Vipers Roster:


Steven Jandric (25-22-47) leads the team in goals with twenty five & in points with fourty seven.Vernon Vipers 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 51
Wins: 27
Losses: 15
Ties: 4
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 5
Home Record: 15-5-3-1
Road Record: 12-10-2-3
Overtime Record: 2-5-4
Record vs Interior Division: 16-7-3-4
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 11-8-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 22-7-2-3
When the opponents score first: 5-8-3-1
Leading after the 1st period: 17-3-1-1
Tied after the 1st period: 7-6-3-1
Trailing after the 1st period: 3-6-1-2
Leading after the 2nd period: 22-2-2-1
Tied after the 2nd period: 3-1-3-2
Trailing after the 2nd period: 2-11-0-1
Out shooting opponents: 19-6-4-2
Out shot by opponents: 7-7-1-1
One goal games: 10-2-5-2
Goals for: 162
Goals against: 142
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)
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 Merritt this year:


Vernon's road record vs Merritt this year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Merritt this year:

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

Ty Taylor (1-1-1-1 Record)

Vernon has the leagues 6th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 3rd best penalty kill

Let's take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

Merritt Centennials Roster:


Zach Risteau (23-22-45) leads the team lead in goals with twenty three & in points with fourty five.

Mantar Bhandal's Merritt Centennials Blog,


The 19-20-8-2 Merritt Centennials are coming off a 6-2 victory over the visiting West Kelowna Warriors Friday. The Centennials have won five of the seven meetings vs Vernon this year (exhibition & regular season). The Cents have just one regulation loss against the Vipers this season (exhibition & regular season). The last time these two teams met, The Cents won 5-4 January 18th. The Centennials come into tonight having lost three of their last five home games. Merritt has lost three of their last five games, has five wins in their last ten games. The Cents sit 5th in the Interior Division are seven points up on last place Salmon Arm, two points back of West Kelowna, four points back of Trail and fifteen points back of Vernon.

Merritt Centennials 2016-17 regular season stats:

Games Played: 49
Wins: 19
Losses: 20
Overtime Losses: 8
Ties: 2
Home Record: 10-11-4-1
Road Record: 9-9-4-1
Goals for: 152
Goals against: 157
Standings: 5th Place (Interior Division)
Streak: One game winning streak

Merritt Centennials Returning Players:

Henry Cleghorn (97)
Michael Regush (98)
Brett Jewell (96)
Tyler Ward (99)
Nick Fidanza (96)
Tyrell Buckley (97)
Zachary Zorn (97)
Chase Bell (97)
Zach Court (97)

Merritt Centennials departed and traded players from last years team:

Ryan Roseboom (96)
Colin Grannary (97)
Tyler Holz (96)
Mitch Lipon (96)
Michael Faulkner (96)
Zac Bowles (95)
Nick Jermain (96)
Nick Florentino (96)
Malik Kaila (96)
Mark O'Shaughnessy (97)
Tyler Wickman (98)
Cole Kehler (97)
Anthony Pupplo (95)

Merritt's home record vs Vernon this year:


Merritt's road record vs Vernon this year:


Merritt Centennials scoring leaders vs Vernon this year:

Zach Risteau (0-6-6)
Cade Gleekel (4-1-5)
Stephen Seeger (1-3-4)
Tyrell Buckley (1-3-4)
Chase Bell (3-1-4)
Henry Cleghorn (2-1-3)
Zachary Zorn (1-2-3)
Zach Metsa (1-2-3)
Zach Court (0-2-2)
Mike Faulkner (0-1-1)
Rylan Van Unen (0-1-1)
Nick Fidanza (0-1-1)
Zachary Bleuler (0-1-1)
Aaron Murray (0-1-1)
Tyler Ward (1-0-1)
Brett Jewell (1-0-1)

Jacob Berger (3-1-1-1 Record)

Merritt has the leagues 2nd best powerplay:

The Centennials have the leagues 9th best penalty kill

1 comment:

graham king said...

Play a full sixty minutes Vipers. Go things will happen. Go. Vipers. Go.