Saturday, September 21, 2013

Game Preview: Merritt @ Vernon:

Merritt (2-4-0-0) @ Vernon (1-2-1-1) 7pm start

Tonight is the first of seven meetings between the Vipers & Centennials.  Merritt won the season series 3-1-1-1 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 6:45pm

Last Game:

Tuesday, September 17th West Kelowna defeated Vernon 5-3
Friday, September 20th Trail defeated Merritt 3-2

Next Game:

Wednesday, September 25th Penticton @ Vernon
Friday, September 27th Merritt @ Penticton

Since the 2002-03 season Vernon is 51-13-2-7 vs. Merritt

Since the 2002-03 season Vernon has outscored Merritt 294-179

Since the 2003-04 season Vernon is 23-5-1-3 at home vs. Merritt

Since the 2003-04 season Vernon is 22-5-1-5 in Merritt

The Vipers are 4-3-1-2 in their last ten games at home vs. the Centennials

The Vipers are 3-4-1-2 in their last ten games on the road vs. the Centennials

The Vipers are 4-4-1-1 in their last ten games vs. Merritt

The Vipers last win at home vs Merritt was a 3-2 double overtime victory back on Saturday, March 9th 2013

The Centennials last win in Vernon was a 6-1 victory back on Friday, December 21st 2012

The Vipers last win in Merritt was a 2-1 victory back on Wednesday, March 6th 2013

The Centennials last win at home over Vernon was a 4-3 double overtime victory on Friday, February 15th 2013

The Vipers went 2-3-1-1 last season vs the Merritt Centennials

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 are coming off a 5-3 loss in West Kelowna Tuesday, have lost three straight and winless in four straight.  After starting the season playing four out of their first five games on the road the Vipers now play three of their next four on home ice.  Vernon has been outscored 17-9 in their last three games.            

Mason Blacklock (4-3-7) leads the Vipers in goals with four and in points with five

Vernon Vipers 2013-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 5
Wins: 1
Losses: 2
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 0-0-1-1
Road Record: 1-2-0-0
Goals For: 17
Goals Against:  21
Streak: Three game losing streak
Standings: Tied for 3rd 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. Merritt last season:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Merritt last season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Merritt last season:

Mitch McAllister (2-2-4)
Brendan Persley (3-1-4)
Craig Martin (2-1-3)
Andrew Tegeler (1-2-3)
Liam Board (1-2-3)
Mason Blacklock (1-1-2)
Brett Corkey (0-2-2)
Michael Roberts (2-0-2)
Ryan Renz (0-2-2)
Bryce Eviston (0-2-2)
Aaron Hadley (0-1-1)
Dexter Dancs (1-0-1)
Braeden Russell (0-1-1)
Colton Sparrow (0-1-1)
Marc Hetnik (0-1-1)
Geoff Crisfield (0-1-1)

Austin Smith (1-3-1 Record)
Danny Todosychuk (1-1 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Vernon has the leagues 13th best powerplay

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

Lets take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

The Merritt Centennials are making their first visit to Kal Tire Place this season are coming off a 3-2 loss at home to the visiting Trail Smoke Eaters last night.  Merritt with just two wins on the season has just one win in their last five games.  Tonight is the first game of a small two game road trip for the Cents. 

For more on the Centennials please visit Dustin Scafe's Merritt Centennials blog,

Jeff Wight (4-2-6) leads the Centennials in goals with four and in points with six

Merritt Centennials 2013-14 Regular Season Stats::

Games Played: 6
Wins: 2
Losses: 4
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 0-3-0-0
Road Record: 2-1-0-0
Goals For: 17
Goals Against: 13
Place: Tied for 3rd place with Vernon
Streak: One game winning streak

Merritt Centennials Returning Players:

Jeff Wight (95)
Scott Patterson (93)
Payton Schaefer (93)
Sam Johnson (94)
Tyler Martin (93)
Dane Birks (95)
Sebastien Pare (93)
Diego Cuglietta (95)
Bennett Huber (94)
Russell Sanderson (94)

Merritt Centennials Departing & traded players from last years team:

Regan Soquila (93)
Derek Husiman (92)
Silvan Harper (92)
Sean Maktaak (92)
Kevin Lohan (93)
Brendan Lamont (94)
Dylan Chanter (95)
Richard Sabourin (92)
Brent Fletcher (92)
Charlie Donlin (93)
John Saunders (94)
Tyler Steel (93)

Merritt's Home record vs. Vernon last season:


Merritt's Road record vs. Vernon last season:


Merritt's scoring leaders vs. Vernon last season:

Regan Soquila (4-6-10)
Sebasttien Pare (2-5-7)
Jeff Wight (3-4-7)
Derek Huisman (2-4-6)
Diego Cuglietta (1-4-5)
Scott Paterson (0-5-5)
Dylan Chanter (1-3-4)
Brendan Lamont (0-3-3)
Silvan Harper (1-2-3)
Sam Johnson (2-1-3)
Brent Fletcher (2-0-2)
Dane Birks (1-1-2)
Richard Sabourin (1-1-2)
Sean Maktaak (0-2-2)
John Saunders (1-1-2)
Bennett Huber (1-1-2)
Tyler Martin (1-0-1)
Payton Schaefer (0-1-1)
Charlie Donlin (0-1-1)
Kevin Lohen (1-0-1)

Tyler Steel (4-2-1 Record)

-Merritt has the leagues 7th best powerplay

-The Centennials have the BCHL's 2nd best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Merritt Centennials:

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