Saturday, January 5, 2019

Game Preview: Merritt @ Vernon:

Merritt (24-13-1-1) @ Vernon (14-16-6-3) 6pm

Tonight is the fifth of six regular season meetings vs the Centennials. The season series is tied 2-2

Last Game:

Friday, January 4th Vernon defeated West Kelowna 4-3
Friday, January 4th Merritt defeated Prince George 4-2

Next Game:

Tuesday, January 8th Vernon @ Surrey
Wednesday, January 9th Merritt @ Coquitlam

Vernon's record & stats vs the Centennials since 2002

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Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 70-27-9-4 vs Merritt

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Merritt 401-282

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 35-10-1-5 at home vs Merritt

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 29-14-5-3 in Merritt

The Vipers are 7-3-0-0 in their last ten games vs Merritt

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

The Vipers are 6-3-1-0 vs Merritt in their last ten games in Vernon

Vernon's last win at home vs Merritt was a 3-2 victory on Friday, November 30th 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 4-3 victory on Friday, November 9th 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: Centennials won 4-3
November 30th Merritt @ Vernon: Vipers won 3-2
January 5th Merritt @ Vernon
February 23rd Vernon @ Merritt 


Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 14-16-6-3 Vernon Vipers are coming off a 4-3 victory over the visiting West Kelowna Warriors last night. Tonight's the second and final home game of a two game home stand. The Vipers have lost seven of their last ten home games. The Snakes have lost three of their last five games and lost seven of their last ten games. The Vipers and Centennials will meet once more before the regular season ends, February 23rd in Merritt. Vernon sits 7th in the division are a point back of Trail and three points back of Salmon Arm.

Vernon Vipers Roster:


Josh Latta (14-11-25) leads the team in goals with fourteen, while Teddy Wooding (12-16-28) leads the team lead in points with twenty eight

Vernon Vipers 2018-19 regular season stats:

Games Played: 40
Wins: 14
Losses: 16
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 6
Shootout Wins: 0
Shootout Losses: 3
Home Record: 8-7-4-2
Road Record: 6-9-2-1
Overtime Record: 1-6
Record vs Interior Division: 11-12-3-1
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 3-4-3-2
When the Vipers score first: 12-3-4-0
When the opponents score first: 2-13-2-3
Leading after the 1st period: 9-2-3-0
Tied after the 1st period: 5-6-3-1
Trailing after the 1st period: 0-6-0-2
Leading after the 2nd period: 12-2-5-1
Tied after the 2nd period: 2-8-1-1
Trailing after the 2nd period: 0-6-0-1
Out shooting opponents: 10-6-4-1
Out shot by opponents: 3-10-2-1
One goal games: 5-8-6-3
Goals for: 104
Goals against: 108
Standings: 7th Place (Interior Division)
Win-loss Streak: One game winning streak
Longest winning streak: Two games
Longest losing streak: Four games

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Jagger Williamson (98)
Connor Marritt (99)
Jesse Lansdell (98)
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)
Josh Prokop (00)
Jordan Sandhu (99)
Niko Karamanis (98)
Alex Swetlikoff (01)
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:

1-1-0-0

Vernon's road record vs Merritt this year:

1-1-0-0

Vernon's scoring leaders vs Merritt this year:

Teddy Wooding (2-4-6)
Coleton Bilodeau (1-3-4)
Ben Helgeson (1-2-3)
Jesse Lansdell (1-2-3)
Elan Bar-Lev-Wise (0-2-2)
Jack Judson (2-0-2)
Nicholas Cherkowski (0-2-2)
Carver Watson (0-1-1)
Michael Young (1-0-1)
Josh Latta (0-1-1)
Logan Cash (0-1-1)
Trey Taylor (0-1-1)
Ben Sanderson (0-1-1)
Landon Fuller (0-1-1)
Mitch Andres (0-1-1)
Matt Kowalski (1-0-1)
Jagger Williamson (0-1-1)
Connor Marritt (1-0-1)

Aidan Porter (2-2 Record)


Let's take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

The 24-13-1-1 Merritt Centennials make their third and final regular season visits to Kal Tire Place, are coming off a 4-2 win over the visiting Prince George Spruce Kings Friday night. The last time these two teams met, the Vipers won on home ice 3-2 November 30th.  Tonight's the first game of a two game road trip, where the Centennials have lost four of their last six road games. Merritt has played five of their last eight games at home. The Centennials enter this evening have won three in a row and three of their last five and six of their last ten games. Merritt sits 2nd in the division are two points up on Wenatchee and one point back of division leading Penticton.

Merritt Centennials Roster:


Nick Granowicz (23-23-46) leads the team lead in goals with twenty three, while Bradley Cocca (16-34-50) leads the team in points with fifty

Merritt Centennials Blog,


Merritt Centennials 2018-19 regular season stats:

Games Played: 39
Wins: 24
Losses: 13
Overtime Losses: 1
Shootout Wins: 0
Shootout Losses: 1
Home Record: 16-5-0-0
Road Record: 8-8-1-1
Goals for: 153
Goals against: 131
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:

1-1-0-0

Merritt Centennials scoring leaders vs Vernon this year:

Nicholas Wicks (3-2-5)
Nick Granowicz (2-2-4)
Bradley Cocca (1-3-4)
Christian Sabin (2-2-4)
Mathieu Gosselin (1-2-3)
Matthew Kopperud (1-2-3)
Brendan Schneider (1-2-3)
Michael Van Unen (0-3-3)
Talon Zakall (0-2-2)
Daniel Tkac (1-0-1)
Jackson Munro (0-1-1)
Joey Berkopec (0-1-1)
Jayden Fetter (0-1-1)
Frazer Dodd (0-1-1)
Bradley Ziemer (1-0-1)
Brett Roloson (0-1-1)

Austin Roden (0-2 Record)
Vincent Duplessis (2-0 Record)

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