Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Game Preview: Trail @ Vernon:

Trail (8-6-0-0) @ Vernon (8-5-0-1) 7pm

Tonight is the first of seven regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers and Trail Smoke Eaters.  Vernon won the season series last year going 6-2-0-0. 

Last Game:

Saturday, November 1st Vernon defeated Merritt 5-3
Saturday, November 1st Penticton defeated Trail 6-2

Next Game:

Friday, November 7th Vernon @ Salmon Arm
Friday, November 7th Prince George @ Trail

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 406-224-20-18

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 223-92-11-10 at home

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

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 58-16-1-3 vs. Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 325-183

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 29-5-0-2 at home vs. Trail

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 22-9-1-1 in Trail

The Vipers are 7-1-0-2 in their last ten games at home vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers are 7-3-0-0 in their last ten games In Trail

The Vipers are 7-3-0-0 in their last ten games vs. Trail

Vernon's last win in Trail was a 7-3 victory on Wednesday, February 12th 2014

Trail's last win at home vs Vernon was a 6-5 win on Wednesday, February 26th 2014

Trails last win in Vernon was a 5-4 win on Wednesday, January 9th 2013

Vernon's last win at home vs Trail was a 5-0 win on Friday, January 31st 2014

The Vipers went 6-2-0-0 vs Trail last season

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The defending Interior Division Champion Vernon Vipers are coming off a 5-3 win over the visiting Merritt Centennials Saturday.  Tonight is the first of seven regular season meetings between the Trail Smoke Eaters & Vernon Vipers as these two teams will face each other Sunday afternoon in Trail.  The 4th place Vipers have won six of their last eight games are a single point up on Trail-Salmon Arm and only one point back of Merritt and two points back of 2nd place West Kelowna.  Vernon will play four games in the next five days.  The Vipers went 6-2-0-0 vs Trail last season.   

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

-Riley Brandt played in 36 games with the Smokies the past two seasons (4-goals-7-assists-11-points) before joining the Vipers this season.

Graham Turnbull's Vernon Vipers Venom Blog

Vernon Vipers 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 14
Wins: 8
Losses: 5
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 5-3-0-1
Road Record: 3-2-0-0
Overtime Record: 1-1
Record vs Interior Division: 5-4-0-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 3-1-0-1
Record in September: 2-2-0-1
Record in October: 5-3-0-0
Record in November 1-0-0-0
When the Vipers score first: 5-0-0-1
When the opponents score first: 3-5-0-0
Leading after 1st Period: 3-0-0-1
Tied after 1st Period: 2-1-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 3-4-0-0
Leading after 2nd Period: 4-0-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 3-0-0-0
Trailing after 2nd Period: 1-5-0-0
Out shooting Opponents: 7-4-0-0
Out shot by Opponents: 1-1-0-1
One goal games: 3-1-0-1
Goals For: 41
Goals Against: 41
Place: 4th Place
Streak: One game winning streak

-Vernon has the leagues 15th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the leagues 11th 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. Trail last season:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Trail last season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Trail last season:

Dexter Dancs (8-9-17)
Michael McNicholas (4-9-13)
Jared Wilson (2-9-11)
Colton Sparrow (5-3-8)
Demico Hannoun (4-3-7)
Riley Guenther (1-6-7)
TJ Dumonceaux (1-6-7)
Liam Coughlin (2-6-7)
Mason Blacklock (3-3-6)
Brendan Persley (1-4-5)
Josh Bryan (1-3-4)
Logan Mick (2-1-3)
Chase McMurphy (1-1-2)
Tyler Povolofskie (1-1-2)
Michael Statchuk (1-1-2)
Brett Mulcahy (0-1-1)
Ryan Renz (1-0-1)
Kenny Citron (0-1-1)

Danny Todosychuk (3-0 Record)
Austin Smith (3-2 Record)

Lets take a look at the Trail Smoke Eaters:

The Trail Smoke Eaters make their first of four regular season visits to Kal Tire Place this evening are coming off a 6-2 loss in Penticton Saturday night.  Tonight is the second and final game of a two game road trip before the Smoke Eaters begin a five game home stand.  Trail sits 5th in the Interior Division standings are tied in points with Salmon Arm are a single point back of Vernon and only two points back of 3rd place Merritt.  The Smokies have just one win in their last four games have won just three of their seven games on the road this season.  The Smoke Eaters have only five returning players from last year's team that missed the BCHL Playoffs are only two wins away from last year's total wins of ten.  Trail went 0-4 in Vernon last year have won just 16 regular season games vs Vernon since the 2002-03 season.  The Smoke Eaters have just five wins in Vernon since the 2003-04 regular season in 36 games.  Trails last win in Vernon was a 5-4 win on January 9th 2013.   

Charlie Zuccarini (10-10-20) leads the team in goals with ten while Jake Lucchini (8-14-22) leads the team in points with twenty two.

-Craig Martin played in 46 games (10-goals-13-assists-23-points) with the Vipers (2012-2014) before being traded to Alberni Valley last season

-Dallas Calvin played in 11 games with the Vipers last season (2-goals-6-assists-8-points) before leaving the team for personal reasons

Trail Smoke Eaters 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 14
Wins: 8
Losses: 6
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 5-2-0-0
Road Record: 3-4-0-0
Overtime Record: 0-0
Goals For: 57
Goals Against: 51
Streak: One game losing streak
Standings: 5th Place

-Trail has the BCHL's 4th best powerplay

-The Smoke Eaters have the league's 4th best penalty kill

Trail Smoke Eaters Returning Players:

Jake Lucchini (95)
Bryan Basilico (95)
Scott Davidson (95)
Brandon Volpe (95)
Adam Todd (94)

Trail Smoke Eaters Departing & traded players from last years team:

Jesse Knowler (94)
Zane Schartz (94)
Joel Webb (95)
Dylan Bowen (95)
Mitch Ball (94)
Sean Davies (95)
Greyson Reitmeier (96)
Adam Wheeldon (94)
Nathan Browne (94)
Jakson Elynuik (95)
Sheldon Brett (96)
Braeden Cross (96)
Taylor Armbruster (96)
Dylan Mascarin (95)
Riley Ostoforoff (95)
Dustin Nikkel (93)

Trail's Home record vs. Vernon last season:


Trail's Road record vs. Vernon last season:


Trail's scoring leaders vs. Vernon last season:

Bryan Basilico (4-3-7)
Jesse Knowler (0-7-7)
Scott Davidson (3-3-6)
Joel Webb (1-4-5)
Jake Kauppila (2-2-4)
Jake Lucchini (1-3-4)
Dylan Bowen (0-3-3)
Nathan Browne (1-2-3)
Greyson Reitmeier (1-2-3)
Riley Brandt (1-1-2)
Colby Livingstone (2-0-2)
Sean Davies (0-2-2)
Valik Chichkin (0-1-1)
Adam Wheeldon (1-0-1)
Jeremy McNeil (0-1-1)
Sheldon Brett (0-1-1)
Taylor Armbruster (0-1-1)
Zane Schartz (1-0-1)
Braeden Cross (0-1-1)

Dustin Nikkel (0-4 Record)
Adam Todd (2-1 Record)

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Trail Smoke Eaters:

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