Sunday, September 8, 2013

BCHL Showcase: Game Preview: Vernon @ Chilliwack:

Vernon (1-0-0-0) @ Chilliwack (0-1-0-0) 6pm start

Tonight is the first three meetings between the Vipers & Chiefs.  Both teams split the season series 1-1 last year.  You can listen to tonight's game live with Graham Turnbull on 107.5 Kiss FM starting with the pre-game show at 5:45pm  

Last Game:

Saturday, September 7th Vernon defeated Surrey 7-3
Saturday, September 7th Powell River defeated Chilliwack 6-1

Next Game:

Friday, September 13th Vernon @ Salmon Arm
Friday, September 13th Chilliwack @ Prince George

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 7-6-0-2 vs. Chilliwack

Since 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Chilliwack 52-48

Since 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 6-1-0-0 at home vs. Chilliwack

Since 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 1-5-0-2 in Chilliwack

Since 2003-04 regular season the Vipers are 6-1-0-0 in their last ten games at home vs. the Chiefs

Since 2003-04 regular season the Vipers are 1-5-0-2 in their last ten games on the road vs. the Chiefs

The Vipers last win in Chilliwack was a 4-2 victory back on Friday, October 21st 2005

The Chiefs last win in Vernon was a 5-4 victory on Saturday, November 5th 2010

The Vipers went 1-1-0-0 last season vs Chilliwack

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

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The Vipers opened the 2013-14 regular season with a 7-3 victory over the Surrey Eagles Saturday morning in Chilliwack.  Vernon will finish its second and final game of the BCHL Showcase tonight vs Chilliwack.  Tonight is the Vipers second game of a current three game road trip.  Vernon plays four of its first five games away from home to start the new season.  The Vipers last win in Chilliwack was thirteen years ago.  Liam Coughlin leads the Vipers (2-1-3) with three points.   

Mason Blacklock (19-16-35) lead the Vipers last season in goals with nineteen and in points with thirty five.

Vernon Vipers 203-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 1
Wins:  1
Losses: 0
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses:  0
Home Record:  0-0-0-0
Road Record: 1-0-0-0
Goals For: 7
Goals Against:  3
Streak: One game winning streak
Standings:  Tied for 2nd place with Merritt

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Jason Bird (93)
Mason Blacklock (94)
Dexter Dancs (95)
TJ Dumonceaux (94)
Craig Martin (95)
Logan Mick (96)
Brendan Persley (93)
Ryan Renz (93)
Colton Sparrow (93)
Michael Statchuk (94)
Austin Smith (93)
Danny Todosychuk (94)

Vernon Vipers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Liam Board (93)
Brett Corkey (92)
Bryce Eviston (94)
Andrew Tegeler (92)
Mitch McAllister (94)
Marc Hetnik (92)
Michael Roberts (95)
Braeden Russell (93)
Geoff Crisfield (93)

Vernon’s Home record vs. Chilliwack last season:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Chilliwack last season:


Vernon’s Powerplay vs. Chilliwack last season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Chilliwack last season:

Brett Corkey (0-3-3)
Logan Mick (0-2-2)
Ryan Renz (0-1-1)
Craig Martin (0-1-1)
TJ Dumonceaux (1-0-1)

Austin Smith (1-1 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Vernon has the leagues 3rd best powerplay

-The Vipers have the BCHL's 12th best penalty kill

Lets take a look at the Chilliwack Chiefs:

The hometown Chiefs opened the BCHL regular season with a 6-1 loss to Powell River last night.  Chilliwack will finish its two game homestand  tonight before hitting the road for two games up North next weekend in Prince George.  The Chiefs will play four of their first six games at home.  Chilliwack has nine returning players from last season will face the Vipers three times in their first ten games. 

Austin Plevy (30-43-73) lead the  Chiefs last season in goals with thirty and in points with seventy three.

For more on tonight's game and the Chilliwack Chiefs, please visit Marc Fitzgerald's Chilliwack Chiefs blog,

Chilliwack Chiefs 2013-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 1
Wins: 0
Losses: 1
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 0-1-0-0
Road Record: 0-0-0-0
Goals For: 1
Goals Against:  6
Streak: One game losing streak
Standings: Chilliwack, Coquitlam & Prince George all in last place without a win

Chilliwack Chiefs Returning Players:

Jaret Babych (94)
Ben Butcher (95)
Tanner Cochrane (93)
Kiefer McNaughton (93)
Austin Plevy (94)
Eric Roberts (95)
Cooper Rush (93)
Mathieu Tibbet (93)
Josh Halpenny (95)

Chilliwack Chiefs Departing & traded players from last years team:

Luke Esposito (93)
Philip Zielonka (93)
Josh Hansen (92)
Spencer Graboski (93)
David Thompson (92)
Alexandre Perron-Fontaine (92)
Ryan Donohoe (92)
Shay Laurent (93)
Ben Masella (93)
Brodyn Nielsen (94)
Tanner Burns (93)
Mitch Gillam (92)

Chilliwack's Home record vs. Vernon last season:


Chilliwack's Road record vs. Vernon last season:


Chilliwack's Powerplay vs. Vernon last season:


Chilliwack's scoring leaders vs. Vernon last season:

Austin Plevy (2-0-2)
Josh Hansen (1-1-2)
Luke Esposito (0-2-2)
Shay Laurent (1-1-2)
David Thompson (0-1-1)
Cooper Rush (0-1-1)
Brodyn Nielsen (0-1-1)
Ryan Donahoe (0-1-1)
Jaret Babych (1-0-1)
Trevor Hills (0-1-1)

Mitch Gillam (1-1 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Chilliwack has the BCHL's 12th best powerplay

-The Chiefs have the league's 10th best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Chilliwack Chiefs:

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