Friday, September 14, 2018

Game Preview: West Kelowna @ Vernon:


West Kelowna (1-1-0-0) @ Vernon (1-1-0-0) 7pm

Tonight is the first of six regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & West Kelowna Warriors. The Vipers went 6-0 vs West Kelowna last year

Last Game:

Saturday, September 8th Vernon defeated Merritt 5-2
Saturday, September 8th Trail defeated West Kelowna 6-4

Next Game:

Saturday, September 15th Trail @ Vernon
Saturday, September 15th Wenatchee @ West Kelowna

Vernon's record & stats vs the Warriors since 2006

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Since the 2006-07 regular season Vernon is 40-30-4-5 vs West Kelowna

Since the 2006-07 regular season Vernon is 25-10-3-2 at home vs West Kelowna

Since the 2006-07 regular season Vernon is 17-21-1-3 in West Kelowna

The Vipers are 9-0-1-0 in their last ten games vs West Kelowna

The Vipers are 5-4-1-0 vs West Kelowna in their last ten games at Royal LePage Place

The Vipers are 7-2-1-0 vs West Kelowna in their last ten games at Kal Tire Place

Since the 2010-11 regular season the Warriors have just five wins at Kal Tire Place

Vernon's last win at home vs West Kelowna was a 3-2 double overtime victory on Wednesday, November 15th 2017

West Kelowna's last win at Kal Tire Place was a 6-4 victory on Wednesday, February 1st 2017

Vernon's last regular season win at Royal LePage Place was a 7-4 victory on Friday, January 26th 2018

West Kelowna's last regular season win at home vs Vernon was a 3-2 overtime victory on Friday, November 18th 2016

Here's a look at last year's regular season series vs West Kelowna

October 28th West Kelowna @ Vernon: Vipers won 5-2
November 4th West Kelowna @ Vernon: Vipers won 5-3
November 15th West Kelowna @ Vernon: Vipers won 3-2 double overtime
November 25th Vernon @ West Kelowna: Vipers won 4-2
January 16th Vernon @ West Kelowna: Vipers won 5-0
January 26th Vernon @ West Kelowna: Vipers won 7-4


Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 1-1-0-0 Vernon Vipers are coming off a 5-2 victory in Merritt Saturday. Tonight's the first game of a two game home stand. The Vipers will play five of their first eight games at home. Tonight's the first of six regular season meetings vs the Warriors. The last time these two teams met the Snakes won 7-4 January 26th in West Kelowna. Vernon won all six games vs the Tribe last year, have won nine of their last ten games over the Warriors. Austin Chorney will return to the lineup tonight, after serving his two game suspension.

Vernon Vipers Roster:


Alex Swetlikoff  (2-0-2) leads the team lead in goals with two, while Josh Prokop (1-2-3) leads the team in points with three.

Vernon Vipers 2018-19 regular season stats:

Games Played: 2
Wins: 1
Losses: 1
Overtime Wins: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Shootout Wins: 0
Shootout Losses: 0
Home Record: 0-1-0-0
Road Record: 1-0-0-0
Overtime Record: 0-0
Record vs Interior Division: 1-1-0-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 0-0-0-0
When the Vipers score first: 0-1-0-0
When the opponents score first: 1-0-0-0
Leading after the 1st period: 0-1-0-0
Tied after the 1st period: 1-0-0-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 0-0-0-0
Leading after the 2nd period: 1-0-0-0
Tied after the 2nd period: 0-1-0-0
Trailing after the 2nd period: 0-0-0-0
Out shooting opponents: 1-0-0-0
Out shot by opponents: 0-1-0-0
One goal games: 0
Goals for: 8
Goals against: 7
Standings: 4th Place (Interior Division)
Win-loss Streak: One game winning streak
Longest winning streak: One game
Longest losing streak: One game

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Josh Prokop (00)
Jagger Williamson (98)
Connor Marritt (99)
Jesse Lansdell (98)
Alex Swetlikoff (01)
Coleton Bilodeau (00)
Josh Latta (98)
Michael Young (98)
Jack Judson (00)
Mitch Andres (98)

Vernon Vipers departed & traded players from last years team:

Brett Stapley (99)
Derek Brown (97)
Keyvan Mokhtari (98)
Jordan Sandhu (99)
Niko Karamanis (98)
Jimmy Lambert (97)
Michael Ufberg (97)
Cameron Trott (97)
Shane Kelly (97)
Chris Jandric (98)
Anthony Yamnitsky (97)
Ty Taylor (99)

Vernon's home record vs West Kelowna last year:

3-0-0-0

Vernon's road record vs West Kelowna last year:

3-0-0-0

Vernon's scoring leaders vs West Kelowna last year:

Jagger Williamson (2-6-8)
Jimmy Lambert (3-5-8)
Josh Prokop (5-2-7)
Brett Stapley (4-3-7)
Michael Ufberg (0-7-7)
Michael Young (1-5-6)
Jordan Sandhu (1-5-6)
Chris Jandric (0-4-4)
Jesse Lansdell (2-2-4)
Connor Marritt (2-2-4)
Alex Swetlikoff (1-3-4)
Derek Brown (3-0-3)
Shane Kelly (1-1-2)
Keyvan Mokhtari (2-0-2)
Jack Judson (0-2-2)
Cameron Trott (0-2-2)
Coleton Bilodeau (1-1-2)
Mitch Andres (0-1-1)
Niko Karamanis (0-1-1)
Jesse Lansdell (0-1-1)
Josh Latta (0-1-1)

Ty Taylor (5-0 Record-1 Shutout)
Anthony Yamnitsky (1-0 Record)


Let's take a look at the West Kelowna Warriors:

The 1-1-0-0 West Kelowna Warriors make their first of three regular season visits to Kal Tire Place this year, are coming off a 6-4 loss Saturday to the visiting Trail Smoke Eaters. The Tribe have lost four straight games in Vernon. The Warriors last regular season victory at Kal Tire Place was a 6-4 win February 1st 2017. The last time the Warriors were in Vernon was last year, a 3-2 double overtime loss November 15th 2017. These two teams will meet again November 16th in West Kelowna. The Tribe don't play in Vernon again until December 8th. After tonight the Warriors return home for a five game home stand. West Kelowna will play nine of their next thirteen games on home ice. The Tribe enter this season under new ownership, a new head coach-gm, have ten players back from last season. 

West Kelowna Warriors Roster:


Eight different players share the team lead in goals with one each, while three players share the team lead in points with two points each.

West Kelowna Warriors 2018-19 regular season stats:

Games Played: 2
Wins: 1
Losses: 1
Overtime Losses: 0
Shootout Wins: 0
Shootout Losses: 0
Home Record: 0-1-0-0
Road Record: 1-0-0-0
Goals for: 8
Goals against: 9
Standings: 5th Place (Interior Division)

West Kelowna Warriors Returning Players:

Matt Kowalski (99)
Chase Dubois (98)
Bennett Norlin (98)
Calvin Tilsley (98)
Parm Dhaliwal (99)
Willie Reim (99)
Jake Harrison (99)
Wyatt Head (99)
Cody Paivarinta (98)
Garrett Ewert (99)

West Kelowna Warriors departed and traded players from last years team:

Michael Lombardi (98)
RJ Murphy (98)
Max Bulawka (01)
Chase Stevenson (99)
Ryan Steele (97)
Lucas Cullen (99)
Jared Marino (97)
Tyler Jutting (97)
Stephen Kleysen (97)
Michael Ryan (97)
Cole Demers (99)
Nik Amundrud (97)

West Kelowna's home record vs Vernon last year:

0-3-0-0

West Kelowna's road record vs Vernon last year:

0-2-1-0

West Kelowna Warriors scoring leaders vs Vernon last year:

Chase Stevenson (0-3-3)
Jared Marino (0-3-3)
RJ Murphy (2-1-3)
Michael Ryan (1-2-3)
Parm Dhaliwal (2-1-3)
Willie Reim (2-0-2)
Chase Dubois (1-1-2)
Cavin Tisley (1-1-2)
Stephen Kleysen (2-0-2)
Jake Harrison (0-2-2)
Lucas Cullen (0-2-2)
Ryan Steele (1-1-2)
Michael Lombardi (0-2-2)
Wyatt Head (0-1-1)
Bennett Norlin (1-0-1)

Nik Amundrud (0-4 Record)
Cole Demers (0-1 Record)

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