Thursday, December 8, 2011

(Game Preview) Trail @ Vernon:

Trail (5-18-1-3) @ Vernon (13-11-1-2) 7:00pm 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,

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

Last Game Played:

Saturday, December 3rd Merritt defeated Vernon 2-0
Saturday, December 3rd Chilliwack defeated Trail 2-1

Next Game:

Friday, December 9th Vernon @ Westside
Friday, December 9th Trail @ Chilliwack

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

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 45-12-1-0 vs. Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 233-133

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

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 18-6-1-1 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

Trails last win in Vernon was a 5-2 victory back on Saturday, October 4th 2008

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: 982
Wins: 628
Losses: 254
Ties: 16
Overtime Losses: 86

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

The Vernon Vipers come into tonight's game riding a nine game winless streak. Vernon's last victory was vs the Trail Smoke Eaters back on November 12th in Trail (2-1 OT Victory). The Vipers will face the Smokies twice in their next three games. Vernon plays three out of the next four games at the Wesbild Centre. The Vipers are just a single point ahead of the 5th place Prince George Spruce Kings and four points up on the 6th place Salmon Arm Silverbacks.

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

Games Played: 27
Wins: 13
Losses: 11
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 7-3-1-1
Road Record: 6-8-0-1
Streak: Nine game winless streak
Goals For: 83
Goals Against: 82
Standings: 4th 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:

Marcus Basara (93)
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 (2-3-5)
Darren Nowick (4-1-5)
Michael Zalewski (1-3-4)
John Knisley (0-3-3)
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)
Jedd Soleway (1-0-1)

Kirby Halcrow (2-0 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 9th best penalty kill

-Kirby Halcrow (10-12 Record, 2.86 GAA) is in the leagues top ten goaltenders

-The Vipers are 10-4-1-1 when scoring the games first goal

-Vernon is 2-6-0-0 when giving up the games first goal

The Trail Smoke Eaters make their first visit of the regular season to the Wesbild Centre since a 4-2 loss back on February 18th 2011 of last year. The Smokies come into tonight's game riding a two game losing streak playing their first game of a current four game road trip. Trail with just two wins away from home sit last in the BCHL with just five wins.

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: 27
Wins: 5
Losses: 18
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 3-9-1-1
Road Record: 2-9-0-2
Streak: Two game losing streak
Goals For: 68
Goals Against: 138
Standings: 8th Place

Trail Smoke Eaters Returning Players:

Erik Cooper (91)
Clayton McEwan (91)

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:

Logan Proulx (91)
Beau Blanaru (92)
Rajan Sidhu (91)
Matt Larose (92)
Adam Boytinck (92)
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)
Garrett McMullen (2-0-2)
Luke Bertolucci (1-1-2)
Tim Coish (0-1-1)
Clayton Chessa (1-0-1)
Erik Cooper (0-1-1)
JJ Beitel (0-1-1)
Josh Roberts (0-1-1)
Tanner Hicks (0-1-1)

James D'Andrea (0-2 Record)
Reed Vogt (0-1 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Trail has the BCHL's 13th 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 five wins

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Trail Smoke Eaters:

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