Friday, January 4, 2019

Game Preview: West Kelowna @ Vernon:



West Kelowna (22-16-0-1) @ Vernon (13-16-6-3) 7pm

Tonight is the fourth of six regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & West Kelowna Warriors. The Vipers lead the season series 2-1

Last Game:

Saturday, December 22nd Wenatchee defeated Vernon 5-2
Saturday, December 22nd Penticton defeated West Kelowna 4-3

Next Game:

Saturday, January 5th Merritt @ Vernon
Saturday, January 5th Trail @ West Kelowna

Vernon's record & stats vs the Warriors since 2006

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Since the 2006-07 regular season Vernon is 41-31-4-5 vs West Kelowna

Since the 2006-07 regular season Vernon is 26-11-3-2 at home vs West Kelowna

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

The Vipers are 8-1-1-0 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 7-2-0-1 vs West Kelowna in their last ten games at Kal Tire Place

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

Vernon's last win at home vs West Kelowna was a 4-3 victory on Friday, September 14th 2018

West Kelowna's last win at Kal Tire Place was a 2-1 victory on Saturday, December 8th 2018

Vernon's last regular season win at Royal LePage Place was a 6-3 victory on Friday, November 16th 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 this year's regular season series vs West Kelowna

September 14th West Kelowna @ Vernon: Vipers won 4-3
November 16th Vernon @ West Kelowna: Vipers won 6-3
December 8th West Kelowna @ Vernon: Warriors won 2-1
January 4th West Kelowna @ Vernon
January 18th Vernon @ West Kelowna
February 16th Vernon @ West Kelowna


Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 13-16-6-3 Vernon Vipers are coming off a 5-2 loss in Wenatchee December 22nd. The Vipers split the two game series in Washington before the Christmas break. The Snakes had two wins in the month of December going 2-7 before the Holidays. Vernon has just six wins in their last twenty one games. The Vipers have one win in their last five games and lost seven of their last ten games. Vernon sits last in the Interior division are a point back of Trail, three points back of Salmon Arm and ten points back of West Kelowna. 

Vernon Vipers Roster:


Josh Latta (13-10-23) leads the team in goals with thirteen, while Teddy Wooding (12-15-27) leads the team lead in points with twenty seven

Matt Kowalski played 43 games with the 2017-2018 West Kelowna Warriors

Vernon Vipers 2018-19 regular season stats:

Games Played: 39
Wins: 13
Losses: 16
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 6
Shootout Wins: 0
Shootout Losses: 3
Home Record: 7-7-4-2
Road Record: 6-9-2-1
Overtime Record: 1-6
Record vs Interior Division: 10-12-3-1
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 3-4-3-2
When the Vipers score first: 11-3-4-0
When the opponents score first: 2-13-2-3
Leading after the 1st period: 8-2-3-0
Tied after the 1st period: 5-6-3-1
Trailing after the 1st period: 0-6-0-2
Leading after the 2nd period: 11-2-5-1
Tied after the 2nd period: 2-8-1-1
Trailing after the 2nd period: 0-6-0-1
Out shooting opponents: 9-6-4-1
Out shot by opponents: 3-10-2-1
One goal games: 4-8-6-3
Goals for: 100
Goals against: 105
Standings: 7th Place (Interior Division)
Win-loss Streak: One game losing 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 West Kelowna this year:

1-1-0-0

Vernon's road record vs West Kelowna this year:

1-0-0-0

Vernon's scoring leaders vs West Kelowna this year:

Michael Young (1-2-3)
Connor Marritt (0-3-3)
Brendan Kim (2-1-3)
Matt Kowalski (1-2-3)
Teddy Wooding (1-2-3)
Alex Swetlikoff (0-2-2)
Josh Latta (2-0-2)
Jack Judson (0-1-1)
Mitch Andres (0-1-1)
Jesse Lansdell (0-1-1)
Coleton Bilodeau (0-1-1)
Elan Bar-Lev-Wise (0-1-1)
Jagger Williamson (0-1-1)
Trey Taylor (0-1-1)

Aidan Porter (1-0 Record)
Bradley Cooper (0-1 Record)


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

The 22-16-0-1 West Kelowna Warriors make their third and final regular season visits to Kal Tire Place, are coming off a 4-3 loss to the visiting Penticton Vees December 22nd. The Vees swept the home and home series before the holiday break. The Warriors went 5-4 in the month of December. The last time the Tribe was in Vernon, West Kelowna won 2-1 December 8th. These two teams will meet twice more before the regular season comes to an end, January 18th and February 16th both games in West Kelowna. The Warriors have won three of their last five games and won six of their last ten. West Kelowna sits 4th in the division are seven points up on Salmon Arm, three points back of Merritt and Wenatchee and six points back of division leading Penticton.

West Kelowna Warriors Roster:


Mike Hardman (27-22-49) leads the team lead in goals with twenty seven & in points with fourty nine

Austin Chorney played 17 games with the 208-19 Vernon Vipers

West Kelowna Warriors 2018-19 regular season stats:

Games Played: 39
Wins: 22
Losses: 16
Overtime Losses: 0
Shootout Wins: 0
Shootout Losses: 1
Home Record: 14-6-0-1
Road Record: 8-10-0-0
Goals for: 146
Goals against: 139
Standings: 4th Place (Interior Division)

West Kelowna Warriors Returning Players:

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)
Matt Kowalski (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 this year:

0-1-0-0

West Kelowna's road record vs Vernon this year:

1-1-0-0

West Kelowna Warriors scoring leaders vs Vernon this year:

Lucas Cullen (2-1-3)
Chase Dubois (0-3-3)
Parm Dhaliwal (1-2-3)
Lucas Bahn (0-2-2)
Willie Reim (2-0-2)
Max Bulawka (0-1-1)
Declan Douthart (1-0-1)
James Philpott (0-1-1)
Wyatt Head (0-1-1)
Bennett Norlin (1-0-1)
Cavin Tilsley (1-0-1)

Connor Hopkins (1-1 Record)
Brock Baier (0-1 Record)

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