Saturday, November 12, 2011

(Game Preview) Vernon @ Trail:

Vernon (12-5-0-0) @ Trail (3-13-1-2) 7:30pm Start

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

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

Saturday, October 22nd Vernon @ Trail (Vipers won 6-3)

Friday, November 4th Vernon @ Trail (Vipers won 4-2)

Saturday, November 12th Vernon @ Trail
Thursday, December 8th Trail @ Vernon
Friday, December 16th Trail @ Vernon
Friday, January 20th Trail @ Vernon
Tuesday, February 7th Trail @ Vernon

You can listen to tonight's game live with Todd Miller starting with the pre-game show at 7:15pm on 107.5 Kiss FM

Last Game Played:

Tuesday, November 8th Vernon defeated Westside 2-1
Friday, November 11th Penticton defeated Trail 7-2

Next Game:

Thursday, November 17th Vernon @ Chilliwack
Wednesday, November 16th Trail @ Penticton

Since the 2003-04 pre season Vernon is 3-0 vs Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 44-12-1-0 vs. Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 231-132

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 20-4-0-0 at home vs. Trail

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 17-6-1-1 in Trail

The Vipers are 9-1-0-0 in their last ten games at home vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers are 8-1-0-1 in their last ten games on the road vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers are 8-1-0-1 in their last ten games vs. Trail

Vernon's last regular season loss in Trail was a 3-2 loss back on Friday, October 15th 2010

The Vipers went 4-1-0-1 vs Trail 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: 974
Wins: 627
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,

The defending BCHL champion Vernon Vipers face off against the Trail Smoke Eaters for a second time within a week and the third meeting in their last seven games. Tonight is the first game of a current four game road trip. Vernon is tied with Merritt for 2nd place just four points behind league leading Penticton.

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

Games Played: 17
Wins: 12
Losses: 5
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 7-2-0-0
Road Record: 5-3-0-0
Streak: One game winning streak
Goals For: 63
Goals Against: 48
Standings: Tied for 2nd Place with Merritt

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. Trail this season:


Vernon’s road record vs. Trail this season:


Vernon’s Powerplay vs. Trail this season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Trail this season:

Colton Sparrow (1-3-4)
Darren Nowick (3-1-4)
John Knisley (0-3-3)
Michael Zalewski (1-2-3)
Adam Tambellini (3-0-3)
Brett Corkey (0-2-2)
Alex Hagen (1-1-2)
Peter McMullen (0-2-2)
Ryan Renz (0-1-1)
Max Mowat (0-1-1)
Marcus Basara (0-1-1)
Jedd Soleway (1-0-1)

Kirby Halcrow (1-0 Record)
Danny Todosychuk (1-0 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Vernon has the leagues 4th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the BCHL's 3rd best penalty kill

-Danny Todosychuk (3-0 Record, 2.42 GAA) is in the leagues top ten goaltenders

-Michael Zalewski (13-10-23) is the lone Viper in the leagues top twenty in scoring

-The Vipers are 9-1-0-0 when scoring the games first goal

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

The Trail Smoke Eaters have lost two straight after last nights 7-2 loss to the visiting Penticton Vees. The Smokies have just one win in their last nine games. Trail has been outscored 31-13 in their last five games.

For more on the Trail Smoke Eaters and tonights game, visit Chris Wahls new Trail Smoke Eaters-KIJHL blog,

Let's take a look at the Trail Smoke Eaters:

Games Played: 19
Wins: 3
Losses: 13
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 1-6-1-0
Road Record: 2-7-0-2
Streak: Two game losing streak
Goals For: 47
Goals Against: 103
Standings: 6th Place

Trail Smoke Eaters Returning Players:

Adam Boytinck (92)
Erik Cooper (91)
Beau Blanaru (92)
Clayton McEwan (91)
Logan Proulx (91)
Rajan Sidhu (91)
Matt Larose (92)

Former Vernon Lakers defenceman and Vernon Vipers assistant coach, Bob Dever is the new assistant coach of the Smokies after joining the club this summer.

Defenceman, Marley Keca who attended the Vipers training camps back in 2009 and 2010 will face his former club

Trail Smoke Eaters Departing & traded players from last years team:

Sam Mellor (92)
Scott Jacklin (90)
Travis St. Denis (92)
Rajan Sidhu (91)
Matt Larose (92)
Nic DeSousa (90)
Cullen Bradshaw (90)
Jake Baker(91)
Paul Mailey (90)
Ben Matthews (91)
Joey Baker (93)
Dylan Tappe (92)
Curtis Tonello (90)
Jordan Bauer (91)
Eric Walker (93)
Ryan Luiten (92)
Ryan Dixon (94)
Kiefer Smiley (90)

Trails Home record vs. Vernon this season:


Trails Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Trails Powerplay vs. Vernon this season:


Trails scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Adam Boytinck (1-1-2)
Marley Keca (1-1-2)
Brandon Long (0-2-2)
Tim Coish (0-1-1)
Luke Bertolucci (1-0-1)
Clayton Chessa (1-0-1)
Erik Cooper (0-1-1)
JJ Beitel (0-1-1)
Garrett McMullen (1-0-1)
Josh Roberts (0-1-1)

James D'Andrea (0-1 Record)
Reed Vogt (0-1 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Trail has the BCHL's 8th best powerplay

-The Smoke Eaters have the league's 16th best penalty kill

-The Smoke Eaters sit in last place in the BCHL with just three wins

-Trail has given up the most goals this season with 103

Here's a look at both teams rosters:



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