Friday, October 24, 2014

Game Preview: Merritt @ Vernon:

Merritt (7-4-0-0) @ Vernon (6-4-0-1) 7pm

Tonight is the second of six meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Merritt Centennials. The Centennials took the first game of the season 4-0 in Merritt on October 3rd.

Last Game:

Saturday, October 18th Vernon defeated West Kelowna 7-4
Sunday, October 19th Merritt defeated Victoria 4-3 in overtime

Next Game:

Saturday, October 25th Vernon @ Penticton
Saturday, October 25th Powell River @ Merritt

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 404-223-20-18

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 221-92-11-10 at home

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 183-121-9-8 on the road

Since the 2002-03 season Vernon is 53-17-3-8 vs. Merritt

Since the 2002-03 season Vernon has outscored Merritt 310-203

Since the 2003-04 season Vernon is 24-6-1-4 at home vs. Merritt

Since the 2003-04 season Vernon is 23-8-2-5 in Merritt

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

The Vipers are 2-5-2-1 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 4-0 victory back on Friday, November 29th 2013

The Centennials last win in Vernon was a 1-0 victory back on Saturday, October 26th 2013

The Vipers last win in Merritt was a 4-3 overtime victory on Friday, November 15th 2013

The Centennials last win at home over Vernon was a 4-0 victory on Friday, October 3rd 2014

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

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The defending Interior Division Conference Champion Vernon Vipers are coming off a 7-4 win in West Kelowna Saturday.  Vernon has won four of their last five games.  The Vipers will have four players out of the lineup as well as Mark Ferner tonight due to the suspensions from Saturday's game.  Danny Todosychuk, Riley Brandt, Ryley Booth and Brandon Egli are all suspended after a line brawl broke out at the end of the Vipers-Warriors game.  The Vipers sit in 3rd place one point back of Trail/Merritt who are both tied for 2nd in the Interior.  Vernon is one point up on Salmon Arm and two points up on West Kelowna.  The Vipers have lost two straight games to Merritt going back to last season fell 4-0 in Merritt three weeks ago.  These same two teams will meet again November 1st in Vernon. 

Anthony Latina (6-4-10) & Thomas Aldworth (6-3-9) share the team lead the in goals with six each while Latina leads the Vipers in points with ten

-Vipers goaltender Jarrod Schamerhorn played eight games with the Cents last season

Graham Turnbull's Vernon Vipers Venom Blog

Vernon Vipers 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 11
Wins: 6
Losses: 4
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 3-3-0-1
Road Record: 3-1-0-0
Overtime Record: 1-1
Record vs Interior Division: 3-3-0-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 3-1-0-1
Record in September: 2-2-0-1
Record in October: 4-2-0-0
When the Vipers score first: 4-0-0-1
When the opponents score first: 2-4-0-0
Leading after 1st Period: 2-0-0-1
Tied after 1st Period: 2-0-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 2-4-0-0
Leading after 2nd Period: 3-0-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 2-0-0-0
Trailing after 2nd Period: 1-4-0-0
Out shooting Opponents: 6-3-0-0
Out shot by Opponents: 0-1-0-1
One goal games: 3-0-0-1
Goals For: 32
Goals Against: 35
Place: 4th Place
Streak: One game winning streak

-Vernon has the leagues 16th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the leagues 6th best penalty kill

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

TJ Dumonceaux (94)
Danny Todosychuk (94)
Riley Guenther (94)
Kenny Citron (95)
Liam Coughlin (94)

Vernon Vipers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Dexter Dancs (95)
Michael McNicholas (94)
Brett Mulcahy (93)
Demico Hannoun (95)
Jared Wilson (94)
Colton Sparrow (93)
Mason Blacklock (94)
Josh Bryan (93)
Brendan Persley (93)
Logan Mick (96)
Ryan Renz (93)
Michael Statchuk (94)
Tyler Povelofskie (96)
Matty Saharchuk (95)
Austin Smith (93)
Dylan Chanter (95)

Vernon’s Home record vs. Merritt this season:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Merritt this season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Merritt this season:

Shutout in last meeting

Jarrod Schamerhorn (0-1 Record)

Lets take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

The Merritt Centennials are coming off a 4-3 overtime victory over the visiting Victoria Grizzlies Sunday.  The Centennials make their first of four visits to Kal Tire Place this season.  The Centennials are tied for 2nd place with Trail are eight points back of Division leading Penticton and are a single point up on 3rd place Vernon.  Tonight is the Cents first of two games played in Vernon within a week as Merritt plays in Vernon next weekend.  Merritt has won back to back games, both in overtime have won just twice in their last five games.  The Centennials have lost two straight on the road are unbeaten in their last four games vs Vernon.

John Schiavo (7-3-10) leads the Centennials in goals with seven while Gavin Gould (4-8-12) leads the team lead in points with twelve

-Centennials Head Coach-GM Luke Pierce played his final year of Junior hockey with the Vipers (2003-04)

Merritt Centennials 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 11
Wins: 7
Losses: 4
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 5-1-0-0
Road Record: 2-3-0-0
Goals For: 35
Goals Against: 32
Place: 2nd Place (Tied with Trail)
Streak: Two game winning streak

-The Centennials have the leagues 10th best powerplay

-Merritt has the league's 14th best penalty kill

Merritt Centennials Returning Players:

Shane Poulsen (94)
Diego Cuglietta (95)
Gavin Gould (96)
Sam Johnson (94)
James Neil (95)
Jake Clifford (94)
Daniel Nachbaur (95)
Adam Tracey (95)
Rhett Willcox (96)
Malik Kaila (96)
Devin Oakes (95)

Merritt Centennials Departing & traded players from last years team:

Scott Patterson (93)
Jeff Wight (95)
Sebastien Pare (93)
Jason Bird (93)
Payton Schaefer (93)
Tyler Martin (93)
Dane Birks (95)
Zach Hartley (95)
Wayland Williams (94)
Devin Kero (94)
Jarrod Schamerhorn (95)

Merritt's Home record vs. Vernon this season:


Merritt's Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Merritt's scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Josh Teves (0-3-3)
Gavin Gould (1-2-3)
John Schiavo (1-1-2)
Michael Ederer (0-1-1)
James Neil (1-0-1)
Devin Oakes (0-1-1)
Braden Fuller (1-0-1)

Jonah Imoo (1-0 Record-1 Shutout)

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Merritt Centennials:

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