Friday, March 17, 2017

Game Preview: Interior Division Semifinals-Game 1 Trail @ Vernon:

Trail (26-26-5-1) @ Vernon (30-19-5-4) 7pm

Tonight is the eighth meeting of the season between the Vernon Vipers & Trail Smoke Eaters. The Vipers won the regular season series 5-2

Last Game:

Saturday, February 25th Vernon defeated Trail 7-1
Friday, March 10th Trail defeated Salmon Arm 7-4

Next Game:

Game 2 Saturday, March 18th Trail @ Vernon

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 75-20-1-3 vs Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 427-235

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 38-7-0-2 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 7-1 victory on Saturday, February 25th 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 regular 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: Vipers won 7-1

Here’s a look at the previous six playoff meetings between Vernon & Trail:

1996-97 Vernon defeated Trail 4 games to 1 (1st round)
1997-98 Trail defeated Vernon 4 games to 3 (1st round)
2002-03 Vernon defeated Trail 4 games to 0 (Interior Conference Finals)
2003-04 Trail defeated Vernon 4 games to 1 (1st round)
2006-07 Vernon defeated Trail 4 games to 1 (Interior Conference Semifinals)
2007-08 Vernon defeated Trail 3 games to 0 (1st round)

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 30-19-5-4 Vernon Vipers enter the BCHL playoffs after having the previous three weeks off after picking up an opening round bye. The Vipers last played February 25th their final regular season game defeated the visiting Trail Smoke Eaters 7-1 to pick up their 30th win of the regular season. Tonight is the eighth meeting vs Trail this season, with the Vipers winning the regular season series 5-2. This is the first playoff meeting vs Trail since 2007-08. The Vipers have played ten of their last twelve games at home come into tonight having won four of their last six home games. The Vipers have lost three of their last five and have five wins in their last ten games. Vernon will finished the regular season 2nd in the Division finished eleven points up on 3rd placeTrail.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Steven Jandric (27-24-51) lead the team during the regular season in goals with twenty seven & in points with fifty one.

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: 58
Wins: 30
Losses: 19
Ties: 4
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 5
Home Record: 18-7-3-1
Road Record: 12-12-2-3
Overtime Record: 2-5-4
Record vs Interior Division: 18-9-3-4
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 12-10-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 25-7-2-3
When the opponents score first: 5-12-3-1
Leading after the 1st period: 20-3-1-1
Tied after the 1st period: 7-8-3-1
Trailing after the 1st period: 3-8-1-2
Leading after the 2nd period: 25-2-2-1
Tied after the 2nd period: 3-1-3-2
Trailing after the 2nd period: 2-15-0-1
Out shooting opponents: 20-8-4-2
Out shot by opponents: 9-9-1-1
One goal games: 10-2-5-2
Goals for: 180
Goals against: 158
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:

Jimmy Lambert (4-4-8)
Steven Jandric (5-3-8)
Brett Stapley (3-5-8)
Cooper Watson (2-4-6)
Riley Brandt (4-2-6)
Jagger Williamson (3-3-6)
Michael Ufberg (1-5-6)
Cameron Trott (0-6-6)
Chris Jandric (0-4-4)
Jesse Lansdell (1-2-3)
Hunter Zandee (0-2-2)
Austin Adamson (1-2-3)
Sol Seibel (0-2-2)
Connor Clouston (1-1-2)
Ryan Brushett (1-1-2)
Niko Karamanis (0-1-1)
Luke Gingras (0-1-1)

Ty Taylor (2-1 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 26-26-5-1 Trail Smoke Eaters make their fifth visit to Kal Tire Place. The Smokies went 1-3 in Vernon during the regular season. The Smoke Eaters are coming off a 7-4 victory over the visiting Salmon Arm Silverbacks March 10th to eliminate Salmon Arm from the playoffs, winning the best of seven series in five games. The Smoke Eaters & Vipers finished the regular season with a home & home series, where the Smokies won 3-1 at home but fell 7-1 in Vernon to end the regular season. This is the seventh time these two teams have met in the playoffs with Vernon winning four of the previous six playoff series. Trail comes into tonight having won four of their last five and won six of their last ten (regular season & playoffs). The Smoke Eaters have just one win in their last seven road games (regular season & playoffs). Trail ended the regular season 3rd in the Interior Division eleven points back of Vernon, were two points up on West Kelowna & Merritt.

Trail Smoke Eaters Roster:

Luke Santerno (33-31-64) lead the team during the regular season in goals with thirty three and in points with sixty four.

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: 58
Wins: 26
Losses: 26
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 5
Home Record: 16-12-1-0
Road Record: 10-14-4-1
Goals for: 213
Goals against: 204
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 (6-1-7)
Luke Santerno (1-5-6)
Joshua Laframboise (2-3-5)
Troy Ring (1-2-3)
Connor Brown-Maloski (2-1-3)
Kyle Chernenkoff (1-1-2)
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 (0-5 Record)

Trail has the leagues 7th best powerplay:

The Smoke Eaters have the leagues 10th best penalty kill

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