Friday, February 24, 2017

Game Preview: Vernon @ Trail:

Vernon (27-18-5-4) @ Trail (25-25-5-1) 7:30pm

Tonight is the sixth of seven regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Trail Smoke Eaters. The Vipers lead the season series 4-1

Last Game:

Saturday, February 18th Vernon defeated Alberni Valley 4-1
Saturday, February 18th Merritt defeated Trail 4-2

Next Game:

Saturday, February 25th Trail @ Vernon

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 74-19-1-3 vs Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 419-231

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

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 30-10-1-1 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 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 6-3 victory on Wednesday, December 16th 2015

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:
February 25th Trail @ Vernon:

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 27-18-5-4 Vernon Vipers make their third and final regular season visit to the Cominco Arena. The Vipers are coming off a 4-1 victory Saturday over the visiting Alberni Valley Bulldogs. This is the sixth meeting of the season vs Trail where the Vipers have won four of the five games. The last time these two teams met, the Snakes defeated Trail 5-1 February 4th in Vernon. Tonight is the Vipers final road game of the regular season, are playing just their second road game for the month of February. Vernon is winless in their last two road games, have won three of their last five games away from home. The Vipers come into tonight having lost three of their last five and won six of their last ten games. Vernon will finish 2nd in the Division are eleven points up on Trail & West Kelowna but seventeen 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: 56
Wins: 29
Losses: 18
Ties: 4
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 5
Home Record: 17-7-3-1
Road Record: 12-11-2-3
Overtime Record: 2-5-4
Record vs Interior Division: 17-8-3-4
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 12-10-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 24-7-2-3
When the opponents score first: 5-11-3-1
Leading after the 1st period: 19-3-1-1
Tied after the 1st period: 7-7-3-1
Trailing after the 1st period: 3-8-1-2
Leading after the 2nd period: 24-2-2-1
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: 9-9-1-1
One goal games: 10-2-5-2
Goals for: 172
Goals against: 154
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 Trail this year:


Vernon's road record vs Trail this year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Trail this year:

Cooper Watson (2-4-6)
Riley Brandt (4-2-6)
Jagger Williamson (2-3-5)
Steven Jandric (3-2-5)
Jimmy Lambert (3-2-5)
Michael Ufberg (1-4-5)
Chris Jandric (0-4-4)
Jesse Lansdell (1-2-3)
Cameron Trott (0-3-3)
Hunter Zandee (0-2-2)
Brett Stapley (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 (1-0 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 25-25-5-1 Trail Smoke Eaters are coming off a 4-2 loss in Merritt Saturday split the home & home series with the Centennials last weekend. Tonight is the first of a home & home series to end the regular season vs Vernon. Tonight's the Smoke Eaters final regular season home game, where the Smokies have lost two of their last three home games, have won four of their last six games at the Cominco Arena. The Smoke Eaters have yet to beat Vernon at home this season, have lost four straight against the Vipers. Trail comes into tonight having lost four of their last five, have won just four of their last ten games. Trail sits 3rd in the Interior Division tied in points with West Kelowna. The Smokies are four points up on last place Salmon Arm & two points up on Merritt.

Trail Smoke Eaters Roster:

Luke Santerno (32-30-62) leads the team in goals with thirty two and in points with sixty two.

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: 56
Wins: 25
Losses: 25
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 5
Home Record: 15-12-1-0
Road Record: 10-13-4-1
Goals for: 209
Goals against: 196
Standings: 4th Place
Streak: One game losing 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)
Connor Brown-Maloski (2-0-2)
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)
Mitchell Barker (0-1-1)
Blaine Caton (0-1-1)
Ethan Martini (0-1-1)

Linden Marshall (1-0 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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