Thursday, November 17, 2011

(Game Preview) Vernon @ Chilliwack:

Vernon (13-5-0-0) @ Chilliwack (10-6-0-1) 7pm start

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

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

Friday, October 7th Chilliwack @ Vernon (Vipers won 4-1)

Friday, October 14th Vernon @ Chilliwack (Chiefs won 4-1)

Saturday, November 5th Chilliwack @ Vernon (Chiefs won 5-4)

Thursday, November 17th Vernon @ Chilliwack
Sunday, December 18th Chilliwack @ Vernon
Saturday, February 11th Vernon @ Chilliwack
Tuesday, March 6th Vernon @ Chilliwack

Last Game Played:

Saturday, November 12th Vernon defeated Trail 2-1 (Double Overtime)
Saturday, November 12th Chilliwack defeated Salmon Arm 4-3 (Overtime)

Next Game:

Friday, November 18th Vernon @ Surrey
Friday, November 18th Chilliwack @ Merritt

With a return to Chilliwack this season, let's see how the Chiefs have done vs Vernon in past years.

Since 2003 Vernon is 5-2-0-2 vs. Chilliwack

Since 2003 Vernon has outscored Chilliwack 34-29

Since 2003 Vernon is 4-1-0-0 at home vs. Chilliwack

Since 2003 Vernon is 1-1-0-2 in Chilliwack

Since 2003 the Vipers are 4-1-0-0 in their last ten games at home vs. the Chiefs

Since 2003 the Vipers are 1-1-0-2 in their last ten games on the road vs. the Chiefs

The Vipers went 5-0-1-0 last season vs Quesnel (Now Chilliwack) in the regular 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: 975
Wins: 628
Losses: 250
Ties: 15
Overtime Losses: 84

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

Tonight is the Vernon Vipers second game of a current four game road trip. The Vipers started the trip with a 2-1 double overtime victory over the Trail Smoke Eaters Saturday night. Tonight is the first of three straight for Vernon (Chilliwack, Surrey & Langley) before returning home to face the first place Penticton Vees on the 23rd. The Vipers will play five of their next seven games away from home. Vernon is six points back of first place Penticton.

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

Games Played: 18
Wins: 13
Losses: 5
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 7-2-0-0
Road Record: 6-3-0-0
Streak: Two game winning streak
Goals For: 65
Goals Against: 49
Standings: 2nd 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. Chilliwack this season:


Vernons Road record vs. Chilliwack this season:


Vernons Powerplay vs. Chilliwack this season:


Vernons scoring leaders vs. Chilliwack this season:

Alex Hagen (2-1-3)
Brett Corkey (0-2-2)
Darren Nowick (2-0-2)
Michael Zalewski (0-2-2)
Colton Sparrow (1-1-2)
Jedd Soleway (0-2-2)
Max Mowat (1-1-2)
Marcus Basara (1-1-2)
Ryan Renz (0-2-2)
Adam Tambellini (1-0-1)
John Knisley (0-1-1)
Aaron Hadley (0-1-1)
Luke Juha (0-1-1)
Marc Hetnik (0-1-1)
Peter McMullen (1-0-1)
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 4th best penalty kill

-Danny Todosychuk (3-0 Record, 2.42 GAA) & Kirby Halcrow (10-5 Record, 2.68 GAA) are both in the leagues top ten goaltenders

-Michael Zalewski (13-11-24) is the lone Viper in the leagues top twenty in scoring

-The Vipers are 10-1-0-0 when scoring the games first goal

-Vernon is 2-4-0-0 when giving up the games first goal

Tonight is the final game of a three game home stand for the Chilliwack Chiefs who are just five points back of the 2nd place Vernon Vipers. Chilliwack has won three straight and play just three of their next eight games on the road. Chilliwack has won two straight against Vernon after dropping the opening meeting of the season between these two teams.

Lets take a look at the Chilliwack Chiefs:

Games Played: 17
Wins: 10
Losses: 6
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 7-2-0-0
Road Record: 3-4-0-1
Goals For: 62
Goals Against: 54
Standings: 4th Place

Chilliwack Chiefs-Quesnel Millionaires Returning Players:

Malcolm Gould (92)
Spencer Graboski (93)
Chris Blessing (91)
Derek Huisman (92)
David Thompson (92)
Bryton Udy (93)

Chilliwack Chiefs-Quesnel Millionaires Departing & traded players from last years team:

Skyler Smutek (90)
Chris Kerr (92)
Shawn Mueller (92)
Daryl DeVries (92)
Thomas Hardy (91)
Rigby Burgart (90)
Chris Allbee (92)
Anderson White (91)
Bradley Buckingham (92)
Quin Buckellew (92)
Kiefer McNaughton (93)
Chad Roorda (92)
David Ahl (91)
Austin Baecker (92)
Adam Harris (92)
Stefan Gonzales (92)

Chilliwacks Home record vs. Vernon this season:


Chilliwacks Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Chilliwacks Powerplay vs. Vernon this season:


Chilliwacks scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Tyler Miller (1-2-3)
Derek Huisman (1-2-3)
Kit Sitterley (1-2-3)
David Bondra (1-1-2)
Malcolm Gould (1-1-2)
Michael Spring (0-2-2)
Trevor Hills (1-1-2)
Jaret Babych (2-0-2)
Josh Hansen (1-0-1)
Shay Laurent (0-1-1)
Mike Berry (0-1-1)
Chris Blessing (0-1-1)
Jeremy Gossard (0-1-1)
Spencer Graboski (0-1-1)
David Thompson (0-1-1)
Josh Hansen (0-1-1)
Alexandre Perron - Fontaine (0-1-1)
Mathieu Tibbet (1-0-1)

Bryton Udy (1-0 Record)
Mitch Gillam (1-1 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Chilliwack has the BCHL's 14th best powerplay

-The Chiefs have the league's 11th best penalty kill

-Mitch Gillam is ranked 7th in the BCHL's top ten goaltenders with a 6-5 record and a 2.53 GAA

-Former Vernon Vipers goaltender, Bryton Udy faces his former team. Udy was traded to Quesnel last season along with Elliott Richardson for goaltender, Kirby Halcrow.

Here's a look at both teams rosters:



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