Friday, November 9, 2018

Game Preview: Parents Weekend: Vernon @ Merritt:

Vernon (8-6-5-2) @ Merritt (13-8-0-1) 7pm

Tonight is the third of six regular season meetings vs the Centennials. The season series is tied 1-1

Last Game:

Wednesday, November 7th Penticton defeated Vernon 3-2 overtime
Saturday, November 3rd Merritt defeated Alberni Valley 5-4

Next Game:

Saturday, November 10th Vernon @ Salmon Arm
Sunday, November 11th West Kelowna @ Merritt

Vernon's record & stats vs the Centennials since 2002

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Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 69-26-9-4 vs Merritt

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Merritt 395-276

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 34-10-1-5 at home vs Merritt

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 29-13-5-3 in Merritt

The Vipers are 6-4-0-0 in their last ten games vs Merritt

The Vipers are 5-4-1-0 vs Merritt in their last ten games in Merritt

The Vipers are 5-4-0-1 vs Merritt in their last ten games in Vernon

Vernon's last win at home vs Merritt was a 4-1 victory Wednesday, January 31st 2018

Merritt's last win at Kal Tire Place was a 5-2 victory on Saturday, September 29th 2018

Vernon's last regular season win at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena was a 5-2 victory on Saturday, September 8th 2018

Merritt's last regular season win at home vs Vernon was a 5-0 victory Friday, January 12th 2018

Here's a look at this year's regular season series vs Merritt

September 8th Vernon @ Merritt: Vipers won 5-2
September 29th Merritt @ Vernon: Centennials won 5-2
November 9th Vernon @ Merritt
November 30th Merritt @ Vernon
January 5th Merritt @ Vernon
February 23rd Vernon @ Merritt 


Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 8-6-5-2 Vernon Vipers make their second of three regular season visits to the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena, are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss Wednesday to the visiting Penticton Vees. The Vipers first and only trip to Merritt was a 5-2 victory September 8th. The Vipers third and final visit to Merritt is February 23rd, the final regular season game of the season. Tonight's the first game of a four game road trip. Vernon has just three wins on the road this season. The Snakes have two wins in their last seven games, have at least a point in eight of their last nine games. The Vipers have only six wins in their last eighteen games. Jesse Lansdell is serving his seventh game of a eight game suspension. Vernon sits 5th in the Interior Division are three points up on Trail, one point up on Wenatchee, two points back of Salmon Arm & Penticton and four points back of Merritt & West Kelowna.

Vernon Vipers Roster:


Jesse Lansdell (6-4-10), Alex Swetlikoff (6-7-13), Teddy Wooding (6-6-12) & Josh Latta (6-8-14) share the team lead in goals with six each, while Jack Judson (3-15-18) leads the team in points with eighteen

Vernon Vipers 2018-19 regular season stats:

Games Played: 21
Wins: 8
Losses: 6
Overtime Wins: 0
Overtime Losses: 5
Shootout Wins: 0
Shootout Losses: 2
Home Record: 5-3-4-1
Road Record: 3-3-1-1
Overtime Record: 0-5
Record vs Interior Division: 5-4-2-1
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 3-2-3-1
When the Vipers score first: 7-3-3-0
When the opponents score first: 1-3-2-2
Leading after the 1st period: 4-2-2-0
Tied after the 1st period: 4-2-3-1
Trailing after the 1st period: 0-2-0-1
Leading after the 2nd period: 7-2-4-1
Tied after the 2nd period: 1-1-1-1
Trailing after the 2nd period: 0-3-0-0
Out shooting opponents: 6-3-4-1
Out shot by opponents: 1-3-1-1
One goal games: 1-1-5-2
Goals for: 59
Goals against: 57
Standings: 5th Place (Interior Division)
Win-loss Streak: One game losing streak
Longest winning streak: Two games
Longest losing streak: Three games

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

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) 
Josh Prokop (00)
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 Merritt this year:

0-1-0-0

Vernon's road record vs Merritt this year:

1-0-0-0

Vernon's scoring leaders vs Merritt this year:

Teddy Wooding (1-2-3)
Jesse Lansdell (1-1-2)
Alex Swetlikoff (1-1-2)
Jack Judson (2-0-2)
Michael Young (1-0-1)
Ben Helgeson (0-1-1)
Nicholas Cherkowski (0-1-1)
Carver Watson (0-1-1)
Coleton Bilodeau (0-1-1)
Josh Latta (0-1-1)
Logan Cash (0-1-1)
Trey Taylor (0-1-1)
Elan Bar-Lev-Wise (0-1-1)

Aidan Porter (1-1 Record)


Let's take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

The 13-8-0-1 Merritt Centennials are coming off a 5-4 victory Saturday over the visiting Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Tonight's the third regular season meeting vs the Vipers with the season series tied 1-1. Vernon went 2-0 vs Merritt during the preseason. Tonight's the second game of a four game home stand. The Centennials have won two straight at home and five of their last six home games. Merritt has lost three of their last five and won six of their last ten games. Merritt sits 2nd in the division are tied in points with 1st place West Kelowna. The Cents & Warriors will meet Sunday afternoon in Merritt.  

Merritt Centennials Roster:


Nick Granowicz (15-14-29) leads the team lead in goals with fifteen, while Bradley Cocca (11-19-30) leads the team in points with thirty

Merritt Centennials Blog,


Merritt Centennials 2018-19 regular season stats:

Games Played: 22
Wins: 13
Losses: 8
Overtime Losses: 0
Shootout Wins: 0
Shootout Losses: 1
Home Record: 8-3-0-0
Road Record: 5-5-0-1
Goals for: 87
Goals against: 81
Standings: 2nd Place (Interior Division)

Merritt Centennials Returning Players: 

Nicholas Wicks (98)
Rylan Van Unen (99)
Christian Sabin (98)
Matthew Kopperud (99)
Brendan Schneider (98)
Bradley Cocca (99)
Michael Van Unen (99)
Joey Berkopec (99)
Jackson Munro (00)
Mattias Dal Monte (00)
Austin Roden (98)

Merritt Centennials departed and traded players from last years team: 

Zach Zorn (97)
Chase Bell (97)
Henry Cleghorn (97)
Mathieu Gosselin (99)
Zach Court (97)
Zach Risteau (98)
Ashton Stockie (99)
Sam Miller (99)
Tyrell Buckley (97)
Colten Gerlib (99)
Jacob Berger (97)

Merritt's home record vs Vernon this year:

0-1-0-0

Merritt's road record vs Vernon this year:

1-0-0-0

Merritt Centennials scoring leaders vs Vernon this year:

Nick Granowicz (1-2-3)
Bradley Cocca (1-2-3)
Nicholas Wicks (2-1-3)
Christian Sabin (0-2-2)
Talon Zakall (0-2-2)
Brendan Schneider (1-1-2)
Michael Van Unen (0-1-1)
Daniel Tkac (1-0-1)
Mathieu Gosselin (1-0-1)
Matthew Kopperud (0-1-1)
Jackson Munro (0-1-1)

Austin Roden (0-1 Record)
Vincent Duplessis (1-0 Record)

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