Wednesday, November 30, 2011

(Game Preview) Vernon @ Penticton:

Vernon (13-9-0-2) @ Penticton (21-3-0-2) 7pm start

Tonight is the fifth 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 26th Salmon Arm defeated Vernon 3-2 in overtime
Saturday, November 26th Penticton defeated Chilliwack 9-0

Next Game:

Friday, December 2nd Merritt @ Vernon
Friday, December 2nd Penticton @ Westside

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 33-20-2-3 vs. Penticton

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Penticton 194-164

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 17-7-1-1 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 6-3-1-0 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

Vernon's last win at the South Okanagan Events Centre was a 5-0 victory back on Friday, October 22nd 2010

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: 980
Wins: 628
Losses: 253
Ties: 15
Overtime Losses: 86

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

The Vipers make their second visit of the season to the South Okanagan Events Centre riding a six game losing streak. The Vipers who are 1-3 against the league leading Penticton Vees this year have made two trades this week heading into the BCHL card deadline (Thursday). This is the second game of a mini two game road trip for Vernon before playing a home and home with the Merritt Centennials this weekend. Newcomer Ben Gamache is supose to make his Vipers debut tonight.

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

Games Played: 24
Wins: 13
Losses: 9
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 7-3-0-1
Road Record: 6-6-0-1
Goals For: 77
Goals Against: 73
Streak: Six game losing streak
Standings: 3rd Place

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

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)
Marcus Basara (93)

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)
Adam Tambellini (2-1-3)
John Knisley (0-3-3)
Colton Sparrow (1-1-2)
Ryan Renz (0-2-2)
Max Mowat (0-2-2)
Aaron Hadley (1-0-1)
Brett Corkey (0-1-1)
Riley Hunt (0-1-1)
Geoff Crisfield (0-1-1)
Jedd Soleway (1-0-1)

Kirby Halcrow (1-3 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Vernon has the leagues 4th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the BCHL's 9th best penalty kill

-Kirby Halcrow (10-10 Record, 2.91 GAA) is in the top ten goaltenders

The Vipers are 10-3-0-1 when scoring the games first goal

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

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 tonight's game riding a nine game winning streak facing the Vipers for a second time within a week. Penticton defeated Vernon 6-1 last Wednesday in Vernon. Tonight is the Vees second and final game of a mini two game home stand before the club hits the road for the next six games. Penticton plays six of its next nine on the road. The Vees with just one loss on home ice face a Vernon team that is 500 away from home in one of the oldest rivalries in the BCHL.

Lets take a look at the Penticton Vees:

Games Played: 26
Wins: 21
Losses: 3
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 11-0-0-1
Road Record: 10-3-0-1
Goals For: 143
Goals Against: 73
Streak: Nine 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 (2-5-7)
Steven Fogarty (2-4-6)
Joey Benik (2-4-6)
Mike Reilly (2-3-5)
Connor Reilly (2-3-5)
Travis St. Denis (1-3-4)
Curtis Loik (3-0-3)
Troy Stecher (1-2-3)
Mark McLellan (0-2-2)
Bryce Gervais (2-0-2)
Zach Urban (1-0-1)
Ryan Reilly (0-1-1)
Grant Nicholson (1-0-1)

Michael Garteig (3-1 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Penticton has the BCHL's best powerplay

-The Vees have the league's 3rd best penalty kill

-Travis St. Denis (18-23-41), Mario Lucia (17-28-45), Connor Reilly (22-27-49), Joey Benik (8-31-39), Steven Fogarty (15-19-34), Bryce Gervais (24-14-38) & Mike Reilly (12-19-31) are all in the BCHL top twenty in scoring

-The Vees lead the league scoring 143 goals this season

-Michael Garteig (17-4 Record, 1 Shutout, 2.48 GAA) is in the leagues top ten goaltenders

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Penticton Vees:

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