Saturday, March 18, 2017

Game Preview: Interior Division Semifinals: Game 2 Trail @ Vernon:

Trail (4-2) @ Vernon (1-0) 7pm

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

Last Game:

Game 1 Friday, March 17th Vernon defeated Trail 2-0

Next Game:

Game 3 Monday, March 20th Vernon @ Trail

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 1-0 Vernon Vipers are coming off a 2-0 victory over the visiting Trail Smoke Eaters in Game 1 Friday. The Vipers have won three straight at home and four of their last five games at Kal Tire Place. The Snakes have won eight of their last eleven games on home ice. Vernon comes into tonight having won two straight and three of their last five games overall (regular season & playoffs).

Vernon Vipers Roster:

http://bchl.ca/roster?team=21

Steven Jandric (1-1-2) & Jimmy Lambert (1-1-2) share the team lead the team in playoff goals with one each & in points with two each.

Riley Brandt played in 36 games in parts of two seasons with the Smoke Eaters (2012-2014)

Vernon Vipers 2016-17 playoff Stats:

Games Played: 1
Wins: 1
Losses: 0
Overtime Wins: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 1-0
Road Record: 0-0
Overtime Record: 0-0
When the Vipers score first: 1-0
When the opponents score first: 0-0
Leading after the 1st period: 0-0
Tied after the 1st period: 1-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 0-0
Leading after the 2nd period: 0-0
Tied after the 2nd period: 1-0
Trailing after the 2nd period: 0-0
Out shooting opponents: 1-0
Out shot by opponents: 0-0
One goal games: 0-0
Goals for: 2
Goals against: 0
Win-loss streak: One game winning streak
Longest winning streak: One game winning streak
Longest losing streak:

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: (Regular Season & Playoffs)

4-1-0-0

Vernon's road record vs Trail this year:  (Regular Season & Playoffs)

2-1-0-0

Vernon's playoff scoring leaders vs Trail:

Brett Stapley (0-1-1)
Jimmy Lambert (1-1-2)
Steven Jandric (1-1-2)

Darion Hanson (1-0 Record-Shutout)


Let's take a look at the Trail Smoke Eaters:

The 4-2 Trail Smoke Eaters make their sixth visit to Kal Tire Place. The Smoke Eaters are coming off a 2-0 loss in Game 1 last night. Trail comes into action tonight having lost four of their five games in Vernon this season (regular season & playoffs). The Smokies have lost back to back road playoff games have been outscored 8-4 in their last two playoff road games. The Smoke Eaters have just one win in their last eight games (regular season & playoffs). Trail has won three of their last five games (Playoffs).

Trail Smoke Eaters Roster:

http://bchl.ca/roster?team=22

Connor Brown-Malowski (6-3-9) leads the team in playoff goals with six while Carter Cochrane (2-10-12) leads the team in playoff points with twelve.

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 playoff stats:

Games Played: 6
Wins: 4
Losses: 2
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 3-0
Road Record: 1-2
Goals for: 26
Goals against: 19
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: (Regular Season & Playoffs)

1-2-0-0

Trail's road record vs Vernon this year: (Regular Season & Playoffs)

1-4-0-0

Trail Smoke Eaters playoff scoring leaders vs Vernon:

Linden Marshall (0-1 Record)