Friday, November 8, 2019

Game Preview: Vernon @ Trail:

Vernon (12-7-1-0) @ Trail (14-6-2-1) 7pm

Tonight is the second of six regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Trail Smoke Eaters. The Vipers lead the season series 1-0

Last Game:

Sunday, November 3rd Vernon defeated Surrey 3-2 shootout
Wednesday, November 6th Trail defeated Penticton 4-1

Next Game:

Saturday, November 9th Vernon @ Trail

Vernon's record & stats vs the Smoke Eaters since 2002

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Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 84-23-1-3 vs Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 479-260

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 43-8-0-2 at home vs. Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 34-13-1-1 in Trail

The Vipers are 9-1-0-0 in their last ten home games vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers are 8-2-0-0 in their last ten road games vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Trail was a 3-2 overtime victory on Saturday, October 19th 2019

The Smoke Eaters last regular season win in Vernon was a 3-1 victory on Saturday, September 15th 2018

The Vipers last regular season win in Trail was a 6-3 victory on Friday, February 1st 2019

The Smoke Eaters last regular season win at home vs. Vernon was a 3-2 victory on Wednesday, November 14th 2018 

Here's a look at this years regular season series vs Trail

October 19th Trail @ Vernon: Vipers won 3-2 overtime
November 8th Vernon @ Trail:
November 9th Vernon @ Trail:
December 18th Trail @ Vernon:
January 17th Vernon @ Trail:
February 9th Trail @ Vernon:


Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 12-7-1-0 Defending Interior Division Champion Vernon Vipers make there first of three regular season visits to the Cominco Arena, are coming off a 3-2 shootout win in Surrey Sunday afternoon. Tonight is the first of back to back games in Trail and the seventh game of an eleven game road trip. The Vipers will play eleven games in twenty three days and don't play at home until November 22nd vs the visiting Salmon Arm Silverbacks. The Vipers last home game was October 19th vs the Trail Smoke Eaters. Vernon enters this evening have at least a point in ten of there last eleven games and have won nine of there last eleven games. Reilly Herbst has played in ten of the Snakes last eleven games. The Kelowna Rockets recently reassigned goaltender James Porter Jr to the Vipers earlier this week. Max Palaga has been out of the Snakes lineup since October 12th. Vernon sits 4th in the Interior division are a single point up on Wenatchee but six points back of 3rd place Trail and eight points back of Penticton & Salmon Arm who are tied in points.

Vernon Vipers Roster:


Connor Marritt (9-7-16) leads the team in goals with nine, while Matt Kowalski (7-10-17) leads the team in points with seventeen

Vernon Vipers 2019-20 regular season stats:

Games Played: 20
Wins: 12
Losses: 7
Overtime Wins: 2
Overtime Losses: 1
Shootout Wins: 3
Shootout Losses: 0
Home Record: 4-3-0-0
Road Record: 8-4-1-0
Overtime Record: 2-1
Shootout Record: 3-0
Record vs Interior Division: 6-3-0-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 6-4-1-0
When the Vipers score first: 9-1-1-0
When the opponents score first: 3-6-0-0
Leading after the 1st period: 2-0-0-0
Tied after the 1st period: 10-0-1-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 0-6-0-0
Leading after the 2nd period: 6-0-0-0
Tied after the 2nd period: 5-0-1-0
Trailing after the 2nd period: 1-7-0-0
Out shooting opponents: 11-4-0-0
Out shot by opponents: 1-3-1-0
One goal games: 6-2-1-0
Goals for: 51
Goals against: 51
Standings: 4th Place (Interior Division) 
Win-loss Streak: One game winning streak
Longest winning streak: Seven games
Longest losing streak: Four games
Vipers record in September: 3-3-0-0
Vipers record in October: 7-4-0-0 
Vipers record in November 2-0-1-0

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Matt Kowalski (99)
Ben Helgeson (00)
Ben Sanderson (00)
Logan Cash (00)
Elan Bar-Lev-Wise (01)
Landon Fuller (99)
Brendan Kim (00)
Trey Taylor (02)
Max Palaga (00)

Vernon Vipers departed & traded players from last years team:

Jagger Williamson (98)
Jesse Lansdell (98)
Tyler Ho (00)
Josh Latta (98)
Teddy Wooding (99)
Nicholas Cherkowski (00)
Lane Zablocki (98)
Coleton Bilodeau (00)
Michael Young (98)
Will Dow-Kenny (00)
Jack Judson (00)
Carver Watson (98)
Aidan Porter (99)
Bradley Cooper (99)

Vernon's home record vs Trail this year:

1-0-0-0

Vernon's road record vs Trail this year:

0-0-0-0

Vernon's scoring leaders vs Trail this year: 

Matt Kowalski (2-0-2)
Connor Sleeth (0-2-2)
Dawson Holt (0-1-1)
Trey Taylor (1-0-1)
Nicholas Kent (0-1-1)

Reilly Herbst (1-0 Record)


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

The 14-6-2-1 Trail Smoke Eaters are coming off a 4-1 victory Wednesday night in Penticton. Tonight's the first game of a two game home stand, after the Smoke Eaters return home from a three game road trip. Trail won two and lost one in a shootout. The Smokies have only won five of ten games at home, are 9-2-1-1 away from home. The last time these two teams met, the Vipers won 3-2 in overtime October 19th at Kal Tire Place. These two teams will playa again tomorrow night in Trail. Trail enters tonight having won four of there last five games and are 6-2-1-1 in there last ten. Trail sits 3rd in the division are six points up on 4th place Vernon and only two points back of Salmon Arm & Penticton who are tied in points. 

Trail Smoke Eaters Roster:


Kent Johnson (17-26-43) leads the team in goals with seventeen & in points with forty three

Trail Smoke Eaters 2019-20 regular season stats:

Games Played: 23
Wins: 14
Losses: 6
Overtime Losses: 2
Shootout Losses: 1
Home Record: 5-4-1-0
Road Record: 9-2-1-1
Goals for: 88
Goals against: 63
Standings: 3rd Place (Interior Division)

Trail Smoke Eaters Returning Players:

Max Kryski (00)
Tyler Ghirardosi (99)
Kent Johnson (02)
Owen Ozar (00)
Trevor Isaksson (00)
Kyle Budvarson (00)
Diarmad DiMurro (99)
Powell Connor (00)
Kieran O'Hearn (00)
Donavan Buskey (00)

Trail Smoke Eaters departed and traded players from last years team:

Braeden Tuck (98)
Carter Jones (99)
Mack Byers (99)
Bryce Anderson (01)
Chase Stevenson (99)
Hayden Rowan (99)
Layne Sniher (00)
Spencer McLean (98)
Trevor Zins (98)
Jimmy Darby (01)
Kyle Chernenkoff (98)
Luke Gallagher (00)
Adam Marcoux (98)

Trail's home record vs Vernon this year:

0-0-0-0

Trail's road record vs Vernon this year:

0-0-1-0

Trail Smoke Eaters scoring leaders vs Vernon this year: 

Owen Ozar (0-1-1)
Liam Freeborn (1-0-1)
Tyler Ghirardosi (1-0-1)
Powell Connor (0-1-1)
Chase Dafoe (0-1-1)

Logan Terness (0-1 Record)

3 comments:

vipersdiehardfan said...

What is up with the Vipers schedule this year? There is nothing that I know of going on at Kal Tire Place, so why are the Vipers playing 11 games on the road in twenty three days and Viper fans don't see a home game for thirty three days? You cant tell me the Vipers couldn't play at least one or two home games either during the week or on a weekend?

The one and only time I can recall Vernon on a long road trip like this was in 2001 when the new arena was being built and wasn't finished in time for the start of the 2001-02 regular season. That was Mike Vandekamps first season with the Vipers and the Snakes started the season on a ten game road trip, returned home with a 2-8 record.

Does anyone know why the Vipers are on this lengthy road trip? Maybe someone from the Vipers or has a know in, can fill us in?

Thank you

Viper fan said...

There have been several events, the ski swap was one. this weekend has the snow show. Next weekend is some craft show. Guess the city books events and the hockey schedules themselves around it. So glad we have HockeyTv so we can see all the road games. So worth the money! Especially like that you can watch the game anytime if you can't see it at the scheduled time. That said, we are looking forward to seeing them "live" again soon!

vipersdiehardfan said...

Thanks! I had no idea any of those events were going on at Kal Tire Place. Every time I drove by the rink, the parking lot was always empty. Even still, you think the Vipers could have had a mid week game at least once or twice during this lengthy road trip. Oh well it is what it is. The Vipers sure have had some different schedules the past five or six years.