Friday, January 24, 2020

Game Preview: Vernon @ West Kelowna:

Vernon (24-18-2-1) @ West Kelowna (11-27-5-2) 7pm

Tonight is the third of seven regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & West Kelowna Warriors. The season series is tied 1-1

Last Game:

Sunday, January 19th Vernon defeated Salmon Arm 5-4 overtime
Tuesday, January 21st Penticton defeated West Kelowna 5-2

Next Game:

Saturday, January 25th West Kelowna @ Vernon

Vernon's record & stats vs the Warriors since 2006

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Since the 2006-07 regular season Vernon is 45-32-4-5 vs West Kelowna

Since the 2006-07 regular season Vernon is 27-11-3-2 at home vs West Kelowna

Since the 2006-07 regular season Vernon is 20-21-1-3 in West Kelowna

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012 Vernon is 0-1-0-0 vs West Kelowna at the Showcase

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

The Vipers are 8-1-1-0 vs West Kelowna in their last ten games in West Kelowna

The Vipers are 7-2-0-1 vs West Kelowna in their last ten home games 

Since the 2010-11 regular season the Warriors have just six wins in Vernon

Vernon's last win at home vs West Kelowna was a 4-3 victory on Friday, January 4th 2019

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 4-2 victory on Friday, September 6th 2019

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

Here is a look at this years regular season series vs West Kelowna

September 6th Vernon @ West Kelowna: Vipers won 4-2
October 5th BCHL Showcase West Kelowna vs Vernon: Warriors won 4-0
January 24th Vernon @ West Kelowna:
January 25th West Kelowna @ Vernon:
February 15th West Kelowna @ Vernon:
February 21st West Kelowna @ Vernon:
February 22nd Vernon @ West Kelowna:


Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 24-18-2-1 Defending Interior Division Champion Vernon Vipers make there second of three regular season visits to Royal Le Page Place, are coming off a 5-4 overtime win Sunday afternoon vs the visiting Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Tonight's the first game of a home & home series vs the West Kelowna Warriors. The last time these two teams met was a 4-0 Warriors win October 5th at the BCHL Showcase in Penticton. The last time the Snakes were in West Kelowna was the regular season opener, a 4-2 Vernon win. The Vipers have thirteen games remaining in the regular season, with only five away from home. Vernon has won four of there last six road games. The Vipers have won three of there last five games are 5-5 in there last ten. Max Bulawka faces his former team for the first time since being traded to Vernon January 10th. Vernon sits 3rd in the Interior division are three points ahead of 5th place Wenatchee, two points ahead of 4th place Salmon Arm and eleven points back of 2nd place Trail.

Vernon Vipers Roster:


Matt Kowalski (23-24-47) leads the team lead in goals with twenty three & in points with forty six

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

Max Bulawka played parts of three seasons with the West Kelowna Warriors (2017-2020)

Vernon Vipers 2019-20 regular season stats:

Games Played: 45
Wins: 24
Losses: 18
Overtime Wins: 3
Overtime Losses: 2
Shootout Wins: 5
Shootout Losses: 1
Home Record: 11-9-1-0
Road Record: 13-9-1-1
Overtime Record: 3-2
Shootout Record: 6-1
Record vs Interior Division: 16-10-1-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 8-8-1-1
When the Vipers score first: 15-4-2-0
When the opponents score first: 9-13-0-1
Leading after the 1st period: 7-2-1-1
Tied after the 1st period: 14-6-1-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 3-9-0-0
Leading after the 2nd period: 16-1-1-0
Tied after the 2nd period: 6-4-1-1
Trailing after the 2nd period: 2-13-0-0
Out shooting opponents: 16-9-0-1
Out shot by opponents: 8-9-2-0
One goal games: 10-6-2-1
Goals for: 131
Goals against: 131
Standings: 3rd 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 5-5-1-1
Vipers record in December 5-3-0-0
Vipers record in January 4-3-1-0

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Matt Kowalski (99)
Ben Helgeson (00)
Ben Sanderson (00)
Logan Cash (00)
Landon Fuller (99)
Connor Marritt (99)
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)
Elan Bar-Lev-Wise (01)
Teddy Wooding (99)
Nicholas Cherkowski (00) 
Brendan Kim (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 West Kelowna this year:

0-1-0-0 (Played one game in Penticton at the BCHL Showcase)

Vernon's road record vs West Kelowna this year:

1-0-0-0

Vernon's scoring leaders vs West Kelowna this year:

Trey Taylor (0-2-2)
Landon Fuller (1-0-1)
Christian Felton (0-1-1)
Ben Helgeson (1-0-1)
Connor Marritt (1-0-1)
Jojo Tanaka-Campbell (0-1-1)
Cameron MacDonald (1-0-1)

Max Palaga (1-1 Record)


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

The 11-27-5-2 West Kelowna Warriors are coming off a 5-2 loss Tuesday to the visiting Penticton Vees. Tonight is the third of seven regular season meetings vs the Vipers with the season series tied 1-1. These two teams will meet again Saturday in Vernon. Tonight's the sixth and final game of a six game home stand, where the Warriors have won three of there final four home games. The Tribe only have six wins at home this season. West K enters this evening having won three of there last five games are 5-5 in there last ten. Elan Bar-Lev-Wise faces his former team for the first time this season since being traded to West Kelowna January 10th. West Kelowna sits 6th in the Interior division are five points ahead of last place Merritt, nineteen points back of Wenatchee and twenty two points back of Vernon. 

West Kelowna Warriors Roster:


John Evans (15-17-32) leads the team lead in goals with fifteen & in points with thirty two

Johnny Derrick attended the Vernon Vipers 2017 & 2018 training camps-Was also an "AP" affiliated player with the Vipers last year

Elan Bar-Lev-Wise played parts of three seasons in Vernon (2017-2020)

Nicolas Ardanaz attended the Vipers 2017 & 2018 training camps, committed to the Vipers in 2018 was an "AP" affiliated player with the Vipers last year

West Kelowna Warriors 2019-20 regular season stats:

Games Played: 45
Wins: 11
Losses: 27
Overtime Losses: 5
Shootout Losses: 2
Home Record: 6-13-4-2
Road Record: 5-14-1-0
Goals for: 117
Goals against: 175
Standings: 6th Place (Interior Division)

West Kelowna Warriors Returning Players:

Parm Dhaliwal (99)
Jake Harrison (99)

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

Mike Hardman (99)
Quinton Waitzner (00)
Chase Dubois (98)
Bennett Norlin (98)
Cavin Tilsley (98)
Willie Reim (99)
Max Bulawka (01)
Garrett Worth (99)
Lucas Bahn (99)
Andrew Viggars (00)
Wyatt Head (99)
Garrett Ewert (99)
Anthony Bishop (98)
Connor Hopkins (00)

West Kelowna's home record vs Vernon this year:

0-1-0-0

West Kelowna's road record vs Vernon this year:

1-0-0-0 (Played one game in Penticton at the BCHL Showcase)

West Kelowna Warriors scoring leaders vs Vernon this year:

Jacob Brockman (0-2-2)
Ryan Upson (1-0-1)
Nicolas Ardanaz (0-1-1)
Levi Stauber (1-0-1)
Ryan Novecosky (1-0-1)
Brendan Pigeon (0-1-1)

Johnny Derrick (1-0 Record-Shutout)

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