Saturday, November 1, 2014

Game Preview: Merritt @ Vernon:

Merritt (9-6-0-0) @ Vernon (7-5-0-1) 6pm

Tonight is the third of six meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Merritt Centennials. The Vipers defeated Merritt last weekend 4-2 in Vernon.  The season series is tied 1-1.  You can listen to tonight's game live with Graham Turnbull starting with the pre-game show at 5:45pm on 107.5 Kiss FM

Last Game:

Saturday, October 25th Penticton defeated Vernon 1-0
Friday, October 31st Trail defeated Merritt 7-5

Next Game:

Wednesday, November 5th Trail @ Vernon
Wednesday, November 5th Merritt @ Langley

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 405-224-20-18

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 222-92-11-10 at home

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 183-122-9-8 on the road

Since the 2002-03 season Vernon is 54-17-3-8 vs. Merritt

Since the 2002-03 season Vernon has outscored Merritt 314-205

Since the 2003-04 season Vernon is 25-6-1-4 at home vs. Merritt

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

The Vipers are 5-4-0-1 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 4-2 victory on Friday, October 24th 2014

The Centennials last win in Vernon was a 1-0 victory 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 1-0 loss in Penticton Saturday host the Merritt Centennials for a second time within a week.  The Vipers defeated the Centennials 4-2 last weekend will meet again  in Vernon on the 26th.  Vernon sits 5th place in the Interior Division one point back of Trail and three back of Merritt & West Kelowna.  Tonight is the first game of a mini two game home stand as the Vipers will play three of their next four games on home ice.  Vernon has won four of their last five home games.  Liam Finlay will make his Viper debut tonight after coming over in a trade with the Penticton Vees on Tuesday.  The Vipers have won five of their last seven games.  November will be a busy month for Vernon who plays five games in the next nine days. 

Thomas Aldworth (8-3-11) leads the team in goals with eight while Aldworth & Anthony Latina (6-5-11) share the team lead the in points with eleven

-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: 13
Wins: 7
Losses: 5
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 4-3-0-1
Road Record: 3-2-0-0
Overtime Record: 1-1
Record vs Interior Division: 4-4-0-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 3-1-0-1
Record in September: 2-2-0-1
Record in October: 5-3-0-0
When the Vipers score first: 4-0-0-1
When the opponents score first: 3-5-0-0
Leading after 1st Period: 2-0-0-1
Tied after 1st Period: 2-1-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 3-4-0-0
Leading after 2nd Period: 3-0-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 3-0-0-0
Trailing after 2nd Period: 1-5-0-0
Out shooting Opponents: 6-4-0-0
Out shot by Opponents: 1-1-0-1
One goal games: 3-1-0-1
Goals For: 36
Goals Against: 38
Place: 5th Place
Streak: One game losing streak

-Vernon has the leagues 16th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the leagues 10th 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:

Liam Coughlin (0-2-2)
Thomas Aldworth (2-0-2)
Blaine Caton (1-1-2)
Anthony Latina (0-1-1)
Trevor Fidler (1-0-1)
Luke Shiplo (0-1-1)
Johnny Coughlin (0-1-1)

Jarrod Schamerhorn (1-1 Record)

Lets take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

The Merritt Centennials make their second visit of the season to Kal Tire Place within a week.  The Cents fell 4-2 in Vernon on the 24th are coming off a 7-5 loss in Trail on Halloween.  Since losing to the Vipers last weekend Merritt has gone 2-1 on their last three games with wins over Powell River & Chilliwack and the loss last night in Trail.  The Centennials have won three of their last five games and have five wins in their last ten games.  Merritt has lost four straight away from home are playing game two of a three game road trip.  The Cents sit in 2nd place are two points up on Trail and only three points up on Vernon. 

John Schiavo (10-6-16) leads the Centennials in goals with ten while Gavin Gould (5-13-18) leads the team lead in points with eighteen

-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: 15
Wins: 9
Losses: 6
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 5-1-0-0
Road Record: 2-4-0-0
Goals For: 53
Goals Against: 46
Place: 2nd Place
Streak: One game losing streak

-The Centennials have the leagues 13th best powerplay

-Merritt has the league's 9th 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:

Gavin Gould (1-3-4)
John Schiavo (2-2-4)
Josh Teves (0-3-3)
James Neil (2-0-2)
Michael Ederer (0-1-1)
Devin Oakes (0-1-1)
Braden Fuller (1-0-1)

Anthony Pupplo (0-1 Record)
Jonah Imoo (1-0 Record-1 Shutout)

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Merritt Centennials:

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