Wednesday, November 23, 2011

(Game Preview) Penticton @ Vernon:

Penticton (18-3-0-2) @ Vernon (13-8-0-0) 7pm start

Tonight is the fourth of seven regular season meetings between these two teams.

Let's take a look at the regular season schedule between these two hockey clubs,

Saturday, October 15th Vernon @ Penticton (Vees won 6-2)

Friday, October 21st Penticton @ Vernon (Vees won 6-2)

Wednesday, November 2nd Penticton @ Vernon (Vipers won 7-1)

Wednesday, November 23rd Penticton @ Vernon
Wednesday, November 30th Vernon @ Penticton
Wednesday, January 4th Vernon @ Penticton
Friday, February 17th Vernon @ Penticton

Last Game Played:

Saturday, November 19th Langley defeated Vernon 5-2
Sunday, November 20th Penticton defeated Trail 8-5

Next Game:

Friday, November 25th Salmon Arm @ Vernon
Friday, November 25th Penticton @ Chilliwack

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 33-19-2-3 vs. Penticton

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Penticton 193-158

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 17-6-1-1 at home vs. Penticton

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 13-9-1-1 in Penticton

Vernon are 5-3-1-1 in their last ten visits to Penticton

Penticton is 3-6-0-1 in their last ten visits to Vernon

The Vipers are 7-2-1-0 in their last ten games vs. Penticton

Penticton's last win at the Wesbild Centre was a 6-2 victory on Friday, October 21st 2011

The Vipers went 5-0-1-0 vs Penticton last season

The Vernon Lakers changed their name to the Vernon Vipers to start the 1995-96 season. Here’s a look at the Vipers all-time regular season record

Games Played: 977
Wins: 628
Losses: 252
Ties: 15
Overtime Losses: 84

For more stats & former Vernon Junior Hockey Team rosters & lineups please visit Paul’s Vernon Junior Hockey History website,

The Vipers return home after a 1-3 road trip ending with three straight losses (Chilliwack, Surrey & Langley) now host the league leading Penticton Vees. Vernon is home for two straight games (Penticton & Salmon Arm) before heading out on a small two game road trip. The Vipers who are 1-2 against the Vees this season have just two wins in their last six games. Vernon has four games left before the December 1st BCHL card deadline. Tonight is a big game for the Vipers, a win and Vernon can move one point up on 2nd place Merritt while Chilliwack & Prince George are both just a single point back of the 3rd place Vipers.

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

Games Played: 21
Wins: 13
Losses: 8
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 7-2-0-0
Road Record: 6-6-0-0
Goals For: 72
Goals Against: 61
Streak: Three game losing streak
Standings: 3rd Place

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Marcus Basara (93)
Brett Corkey (92)
Aaron Hadley (93)
John Knisley (92)
Patrick McGillis (91)
Max Mowat (93)
Darren Nowick (91)
Ryan Renz (93)
Colton Sparrow (93)
Michael Zalewski (92)
Kirby Halcrow (91)

Vernon Vipers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Dylan Walchuk (92)
David Robinson (90)
Bryce Kakoske (90)
Malcolm Lyles (90)
Trevor Fitzgerald (92)
Adam Thompson (90)
Steven Weinstein (90)
Kyle Murphy (90)
Dane Muench (92)
Philip Patenaude (91)
Zach McPhee (93)
Blake Voth (91)

Vernons Home record vs. Penticton this season:


Vernons Road record vs. Penticton this season:


Vernons Powerplay vs. Penticton this season:


Vernons scoring leaders vs. Penticton this season:

Michael Zalewski (4-0-4)
Darren Nowick (1-2-3)
Marcus Basara (1-2-3)
Adam Tambellini (2-1-3)
John Knisley (0-3-3)
Colton Sparrow (1-1-2)
Ryan Renz (0-2-2)
Aaron Hadley (1-0-1)
Brett Corkey (0-1-1)
Max Mowat (0-1-1)
Riley Hunt (0-1-1)
Geoff Crisfield (0-1-1)

Kirby Halcrow (1-2 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Vernon has the leagues 3rd best powerplay

-The Vipers have the BCHL's 5th best penalty kill

-Danny Todosychuk (3-1 Record, 2.97 GAA) & Kirby Halcrow (10-7 Record, 2.79 GAA) are both in the top ten goaltenders

The Vipers are 10-3-0-0 when scoring the games first goal

-Vernon is 2-5-0-0 when giving up the games first goal

-Mike Zalewski (13-15-28) is the lone Viper in the leagues top twenty in scoring

For more on tonight's game and the Penticton Vees, please visit Fraser Rodger's Penticton Vees blog,  

The league leading Penticton Vees come into Vernon riding a six game road trip and are twelve points ahead of the 3rd place Vernon Vipers. Tonight is the second game of a three game road trip for Penticton. The Vees play eight of their next ten away from home.

Lets take a look at the Penticton Vees:

Games Played: 23
Wins: 18
Losses: 3
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 10-0-0-1
Road Record: 8-3-0-1
Goals For: 123
Goals Against: 68
Streak: Six game winning streak
Standings: 1st Place

Penticton Vees Returning Players:

Joey Benik (92)
Grant Nicholson (93)
Troy Stecher (94)
Curtis Loik (93)
Kyle Beaulieu (91)
Chad Bannor (92)
Logan Johnston (91)

Penticton Vees Departing & traded players from last years team:

Joey Laleggia (92)
Brendan O'Donnell (92)
Mark MacMillan (92)
Joey Holka (90)
Garrett Milan (91)
Kyle Mountain (90)
James Polk (92)
Tyler Hlookoff (90)
Myles McCauley (91)
Steven Iacobellis (93)
Mark Hall (90)
Derik Johnson (90)
Michael Betz (92)
Paul Bezzo (90)
Joel Rumpel (91)
Billy Faust (91)

Pentictons Home record vs. Vernon this season:


Pentictons Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Pentictons Powerplay vs. Vernon this season:


Pentictons scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Mario Lucia (1-4-5)
Travis St. Denis (1-3-4)
Steven Fogarty (1-3-4)
Curtis Loik (3-0-3)
Mike Reilly (1-2-3)
Connor Reilly (2-1-3)
Joey Benik (1-2-3)
Mark McLellan (0-2-2)
Troy Stecher (1-1-2)
Zach Urban (1-0-1)
Ryan Reilly (0-1-1)
Grant Nicholson (1-0-1)

Michael Garteig (2-1 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Penticton has the BCHL's best powerplay

-The Vees have the league's 7th best penalty kill

-Travis St. Denis (16-22-38), Mario Lucia (15-25-40), Connor Reilly (19-23-42), Joey Benik (7-27-34), Steven Fogarty (14-16-30) & Mike Reilly (10-11-21) are all in the BCHL top twenty in scoring

-The Vees lead the league scoring 123 goals this season

-Michael Garteig (14-4 Record, 2.63 GAA) is in the leagues top ten goaltenders

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Penticton Vees:

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