Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Game Preview: Penticton @ Vernon:

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

Tonight is the first of seven meetings between the Vipers & Vees.  Penticton won the season series 5-2 last year.   

Last Game:

Saturday, September 21st Merritt defeated Vernon 3-2 in overtime
Friday, September 20th Prince George defeated Penticton 4-3

Next Game:

Friday, September 27th Vernon @ Surrey
Friday, September 27th Merritt @ Penticton

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 35-27-2-4 vs. Penticton

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Penticton 213-198

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 18-9-1-1 at home vs. Penticton

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 14-14-1-1 in Penticton

Vernon is 3-5-1-1 in their last ten visits to Penticton

Penticton is 4-6-0-0 in their last ten visits to Vernon

The Vipers are 2-7-0-1 in their last ten games vs. Penticton

Vernon's last win at home vs Penticton was a 3-2 victory back on Friday, March 8th 2013

Penticton's last win at the Kal Tire Place was a 3-1 victory back on Friday, December 14th 2012

Vernon's last win at the South Okanagan Events Centre was a 2-1 victory back on Friday, November 23rd 2012

Penticton's last win at home vs Vernon was a 3-1 victory back on Friday, January 25th 2013

The Vipers went 2-5-0-0 vs Penticton last season

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 winless in their last five games are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to the visiting Merritt Centennials Saturday night.  The Vipers sit in 6th place have been outscored 20-11 in their last four games.  Tonight is the final game of a two game home stand for Vernon before they play four of their next six games on the road.  Vernon has yet to win at home this season have lost both home games in overtime.             

Mason Blacklock (5-3-8) leads the Vipers in goals with five and in points with eight

Vernon Vipers 2013-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 6
Wins: 1
Losses: 2
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses:  2
Home Record: 0-0-1-2
Road Record: 1-2-0-0
Goals For: 19
Goals Against: 24
Streak: Winless in five games
Standings:  6th Place

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. Penticton last season:


Vernon’s road record vs. Penticton last season:

1-3-0-0 (One game was played in Chilliwack at BCHL Showcase)

Vernon’s Powerplay vs. Penticton last season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Penticton last season:
Mitch McAllister (2-1-3)
Brett Corkey (0-2-2)
Liam Board (0-2-2)
Craig Martin (1-1-2)
Brendan Persley (0-2-2)
Michael Roberts (0-2-2)
Michael Statchuk (0-1-1)
Ryan Renz (1-0-1)
Dexter Dancs (0-1-1)
Marc Hetnik (0-1-1)
Mason Blacklock (1-0-1)
Colton Sparrow (1-0-1)

Austin Smith (2-5 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Vernon has the leagues 11th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the BCHL's 9th best penalty kill

Lets take a look at the Penticton Vees:

The defending Interior Division Champion and Fred Page Cup finalist Penticton Vees make their first visit to Kal Tire Place this season are coming off their first loss of the season Friday night in Prince George.  The 2nd place Vees have fourteen players committed to scholarships finish their six game road trip tonight return home for the teams home opener Friday vs Merritt. The Vees play seven of their first nine games away from home.  Including the pre-season the Vees have won all but three games (2 ties and a loss) in ten games.

For more on the Penticton Vees please visit Fraser Rodgers Three Vees blog,

Max Coatta (5-3-8) leads the Vees in goals with five and is tied with Brad McClure (4-4-8) in points with eight

Penticton Vees 2013-14 Regular Season Stats::

Games Played: 5
Wins:  4
Losses: 1
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 1-0-0-0
Road Record: 3-1-0-0
Goals For: 20
Goals Against: 8
Place:  2nd Place
Streak: One game losing streak

Penticton Vees Returning Players:

Brad McClure (93)
Ryan Gropp (96)
Cam Amantea (94)
Cody Depourcq (95)
Travis Blanleil (94)
Brock Balson (93) (Suspended)

Penticton Vees Departing & traded players from last years team:

Wade Murphy (93)
John Siemer (92)
Sam Mellor (92)
Troy Stecher (94)
Jedd Soleway (94)
Louie Nanne (94)
Michael Rebry (93)
James De Haas (94)
Sean Flanagan (92)
Bryan Sinz (92)
Jordan McCallum (93)
Thomas Nitsche (92)
Robert Mann (92)
Brayden Park (96)
Nick Renyard (94)
Chad Katunar (93)

Penticton's Home record vs. Vernon last season:

3-1-0-0 (One game was played in Chilliwack at BCHL Showcase)

Penticton's Road record vs. Vernon last season:


Penticton's Powerplay vs. Vernon  last season:


Penticton's scoring leaders vs. Vernon last  season:

Sam Mellor (3-5-8)
Wade Murphy (4-4-8)
Troy Stecher (0-7-7)
John Siemer (2-2-4)
Michael Rebry (3-0-3)
Jedd Soleway (1-2-3)
Sean Flanagan (1-2-3)
Louie Nanne (1-1-2)
Brad McClure (1-1-2)
Cody DePourcq (1-1-2)
Cam Amantea (1-1-2)
Ryan Gropp (1-0-1)
James De Haas (0-1-1)
Travis Blanleil (1-0-1)
Thomas Nitsche (0-1-1)
Jedd Soleway (0-1-1)

Chad Katunar (5-2 Record)

-Penticton has the leagues best powerplay

-The Vees have the BCHL's 4th best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Penticton Vees:

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