Saturday, November 26, 2011

(Game Preview) Vernon @ Salmon Arm

Vernon (13-9-0-1) @ Salmon Arm (7-12-0-5) 7pm start

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

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

Friday, September 23rd Salmon Arm @ Vernon (Vipers win 5-1)

Saturday, September 24th Vernon @ Salmon Arm (Vipers win 5-4 in overtime)

Friday, November 25th Salmon Arm @ Vernon (Silverbacks win 3-2 in Overtime)

Saturday, November 26th Vernon @ Salmon Arm
Thursday, December 29th Vernon @ Salmon Arm
Friday, December 30th Salmon Arm @ Vernon
Friday, March 9th Salmon Arm @ Vernon
Saturday, March 10th Vernon @ Salmon Arm

Last Game Played:

Friday, November 25th Salmon Arm defeated Vernon 3-2 in Overtime

Next Game:

Wednesday, November 30th Vernon @ Penticton
Friday, December 2nd Salmon Arm @ Victoria

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 37-24-3-5 vs. Salmon Arm

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Salmon Arm 243-231

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 14-12-0-3 at home vs. Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 17-9-2-3 in Salmon Arm

Vernon is 6-4-0-0 in its last 10 regular season visits at the Sunwave Centre

Vernon is 3-6-0-1 in its last 10 regular season games vs. Salmon Arm

The Vipers last regular season win vs Salmon Arm at the Wesbild Centre was a 5-1 victory on Friday, September 23rd 2011

The Vipers last regular season win at the Sunwave Centre was a 5-4 overtime victory on Saturday, September 24th 2011

The Vipers went 1-5-0-1 vs Salmon Arm 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: 979
Wins: 628
Losses: 253
Ties: 15
Overtime Losses: 85

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

Tonight is the second game of a home and home series between these two teams. The Vipers make their second visit of the season to the Sunwave Centre after a 3-2 overtime loss last night giving the team five straight losses. Tonight is also Vernon's first game of a mini two game road trip. The Vipers have lost three straight away from home and are just 6-6 on the road this season.

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

Games Played: 23
Wins: 13
Losses: 9
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 7-3-0-1
Road Record: 6-6-0-0
Goals For: 75
Goals Against: 70
Streak: Five 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)

Vernon’s Home record vs. Salmon Arm:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Salmon Arm:


Vernon’s Powerplay vs. Salmon Arm:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Salmon Arm:

Darren Nowick (4-2-6)
Michael Zalewski (3-3-6)
Marcus Basara (0-3-3)
John Knisley (1-2-3)
Marc Hetnik (0-2-2)
Brett Corkey (0-2-2)
Patrick McGillis (1-0-1)
Colton Sparrow (1-0-1)
Adam Tambellini (1-0-1)
Aaron Hadley (0-1-1)
Patrick McGillis (0-1-1)
Geoff Crisfield (0-1-1)
Jedd Soleway (1-0-1)

Kirby Halcrow (2-1 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Vernon has the leagues 4th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the BCHL's 10th best penalty kill

-Kirby Halcrow (10-9 Record, 2.91 GAA) is in the top ten goaltenders

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

-Vernon is 2-7-0-0 when giving up the games first goal

-Mike Zalewski (13-17-30) is the lone Viper in the leagues top twenty in scoring

For more on tonight's game and the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, please visit Scott Campbells Salmon Arm Silverbacks blog,

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks picked up just their seventh win of the season last night face the Vipers for a second straight night tonight on home ice. Salmon Arm snapping a four game losing skid with the victory last night have three out of their last four wins on home ice. Salmon Arm will get ready for a trip to the Island next weekend after a date with the Vipers tonight.

Lets take a look at the Salmon Arm Silverbacks:

Games Played: 24
Wins: 7
Losses: 12
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 5
Home Record: 4-5-0-4
Road Record: 3-7-0-1
Goals For: 77
Goals Against: 92
Streak: One game winning streak
Standings: 6th Place

Salmon Arm Silverbacks Returning Players:

James Friedel (91)
Brett Knowles (91)
Devin Muller (92)
Morgan Zulinick (94)
Kurt Williams (91)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks Departing & traded players from last years team:

Mike Hammond (90)
David Killip (91)
Brad Reid (90)
Devin Gannon (91)
Jarryd Ten Vaanholt (91)
Clinton Atkinson (91)
Josh Manson (91)
Cody Michelle (92)
Jayson Reardon (90)
Charlie Vasaturo (90)
Brandon Mistal (92)
Paul De Jersey (92)
Kevin Mills (90)
Josh McKissock (92)
Dustin Cave (94)
Justin Elliott (92)
Kris Moore (90)
Bryce Gervais (92)

Salmon Arm’s Home record vs. Vernon:


Salmon Arm’s Road record vs. Vernon:


Salmon Arms Powerplay vs. Vernon:


Salmon Arm’s scoring leaders vs. Vernon:

Devin Muller (2-2-4)
Morgan Zulinick (1-1-2)
Brendan Kennedy (0-2-2)
Sean Flanagan (2-0-2)
Kody Dhaliwal (0-2-2)
Bennett Hambrook (0-1-1)
Jeff Kennedy (0-1-1)
Mak Barden (0-1-1)
Alex Gillies (1-0-1)
Shane Hanna (0-1-1)

Kurt Williams (1-2 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Salmon Arm has the BCHL's 8th best powerplay

-Devin Muller (12-17-29) is the lone Silverback to be in the leagues top twenty in scoring

-The Silverbacks have the league's 8th best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Salmon Arm Silverbacks:

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