Sunday, November 9, 2014

Game Preview: Vernon @ Trail:

Vernon (9-6-1-1) @ Trail (8-8-0-0) 3pm

Today is the second game of seven regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers and Trail Smoke Eaters. Vernon leads the season series 1-0.  You can listen to tonight's game live with Graham Turnbull starting with the pre-game show at 2:45pm on 107.5 Kiss FM

Last Game:

Saturday, November 8th Vernon tied Salmon Arm 3-3
Friday, November 7th Prince George defeated Trail 5-3

Next Game:

Wednesday, November 12th Vernon @ Prince George
Tuesday, November 11th Merritt @ Trail

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 407-225-20-18

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 224-92-11-10 at home

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 183-123-9-8 on the road

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 59-16-1-3 vs. Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 329-184

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 30-5-0-2 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 4-1 win on Wednesday, November 5th 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 make their first of three regular season visits to the Cominco Arena are coming off a 3-3 tie with the visiting Salmon Arm Silverbacks Saturday.  Today is the first of a two game road trip as these two teams meet for a second time within the week.  The Vipers defeated Trail at home 4-1 Wednesday.  Vernon is playing their fourth game in five days has two wins in their last five games and are 6-3-1-0 in their last ten games.  The Vipers sit 3rd in the Interior Division are tied in points with Merritt are one point up on Salmon Arm and three points back of West Kelowna.  The Vipers have won twenty two games in their last thirty three visits to Trail.

Thomas Aldworth (10-3-13) leads the team in goals with ten while Anthony Latina (8-7-15) leads the in points with fifteen

-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: 17
Wins: 9
Losses: 6
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 6-3-1-1
Road Record: 3-3-0-0
Overtime Record: 1-1-1
Record vs Interior Division: 6-5-1-0
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 2-1-1-0
When the Vipers score first: 6-0-1-1
When the opponents score first: 3-6-0-0
Leading after 1st Period: 3-0-1-1
Tied after 1st Period: 3-1-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 3-5-0-0
Leading after 2nd Period: 5-0-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 3-0-0-0
Trailing after 2nd Period: 1-6-1-0
Out shooting Opponents: 8-4-0-0
Out shot by Opponents: 1-2-1-1
One goal games: 3-2-0-1
Goals For: 49
Goals Against: 47
Place: 3rd Place
Streak: Winless in two games

-Vernon has the leagues 15th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the leagues 12th 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 this season:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Trail this season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Trail this season:

Liam Coughlin (1-1-2)
TJ Dumonceaux (1-1-2)
Anthony Latina (1-0-1)
Jagger Williamson (0-1-1)
Trevor Fidler (1-0-1)
Luke Shiplo (0-1-1)
Liam Finlay (0-1-1)
Luke Voltin (1-0-1)

Jarrod Schamerhorn (1-0 Record)

Lets take a look at the Trail Smoke Eaters:

The Trail Smoke Eaters are coming off a 5-3 loss to the visiting Prince George Spruce Kings Friday night have now lost three straight.  Trail has just one win in their last five games and are 4-6-0-0 in their last ten.  The Smoke Eaters sit in 6th place three points back of Salmon Arm and four points back of Vernon.  Today is the second game of a current five game home stand where the Smokies have won four of their last five home games.  Trail is 3-7 in their last ten home games vs Vernon.

Charlie Zuccarini (11-10-21) leads the team in goals with eleven while Jake Lucchini (9-15-24) leads the team in points with twenty four.

-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: 16
Wins: 8
Losses: 8
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 5-3-0-0
Road Record: 3-5-0-0
Overtime Record: 0-0
Goals For: 66
Goals Against: 55
Streak: Three game losing streak
Standings: 6th Place

-Trail has the BCHL's 5th best powerplay

-The Smoke Eaters have the league's 5th 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 this season:


Trail's Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Trail's scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Kienan Scott (1-0-1)

Brett Clark (0-1 Record)

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Trail Smoke Eaters:

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