Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Game Preview: Interior Division Semifinals: Game 4 Vernon @ Trail:

Vernon (3-0) @ Trail (4-4) 7pm

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

Last Game:

Game 3 Monday, March 20th Vernon defeated Trail 7-1

Next Game:

Game 5 Thursday, March 23rd Trail @ Vernon (If Necessary)

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 3-0 Vernon Vipers make their fifth visit of the season to the Cominco Arena. The Vipers are coming off a 7-1 victory in Game 3 Monday, look to clinch the series in four games with a win tonight. Vernon is 3-1 in Trail this season (regular season & playoffs) have won eight of their last eleven games at the Cominco Arena (regular season & playoffs). With the win last night the Snakes snapped a two game losing streak-three game winless streak on the road. The Vipers come into tonight having won four straight and five of their last six (regular season & playoffs). The Vipers have won seven of their last eleven games (regular season & playoffs).

Vernon Vipers Roster:


Steven Jandric (3-3-6) & Jimmy Lambert (3-2-5) share the team lead the team in playoff goals with three each, while Steven Jandric leads the team in points with six.

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: 3
Wins: 3
Losses: 0
Overtime Wins: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 2-0
Road Record: 1-0
Overtime Record: 0-0
When the Vipers score first: 3-0
When the opponents score first: 0-0
Leading after the 1st period: 2-0
Tied after the 1st period: 1-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 0-0
Leading after the 2nd period: 2-0
Tied after the 2nd period: 1-0
Trailing after the 2nd period: 0-0
Out shooting opponents: 2-0
Out shot by opponents: 1-0
One goal games: 0-0
Goals for: 14
Goals against: 3
Win-loss streak: Three game winning streak
Longest winning streak: Three 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)


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


Vernon's playoff scoring leaders vs Trail:

Steven Jandric (3-2-5)
Brett Stapley (2-3-5)
Jimmy Lambert (2-2-4)
Niko Karamanis (2-1-3)
Hunter Zandee (1-2-3)
Jagger Williamson (2-0-2)
Ryan Brushett (1-1-2)
Connor Clouston (0-2-2)
Chris Jandric (0-2-2)
Cameron Trott (0-2-2)
Cooper Watson (0-1-1)
Shane Kelly (0-1-1)
Riley Brandt (0-1-1)
Austin Adamson (0-1-1)
Simon Sagissor (0-1-1)
Luke Gingras (1-0-1)

Darion Hanson (3-0 Record-Shutout)

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

The 4-4 Trail Smoke Eaters are coming off a 7-1 loss in Game 3 Monday. The Smoke Eaters suffered their first loss at home in these playoffs, snapped their five game home winning streak. The Smokies have won eight of their last ten home games (regular season & playoffs). Trail comes into tonight having lost three straight and four of their last five games.

Trail Smoke Eaters Roster:


Connor Brown-Malowski (7-3-10) leads the team in playoff goals with seven while Carter Cochrane (2-11-13) leads the team in playoff points with thirteen.

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: 8
Wins: 4
Losses: 4
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 3-1
Road Record: 1-3
Goals for: 29
Goals against: 31
Streak: Three 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)


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


Trail Smoke Eaters playoff scoring leaders vs Vernon:

Luke Santerno (1-2-3)
Connor Brown-Maloski (1-1-2)
Troy Ring (1-0-1)
Andre Ghantous (0-1-1)
Carter Cochrane (0-1-1)

Linden Marshall (0-2 Record)
Zach Dyment (0-1 Record)

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