Sunday, November 16, 2014

Game Preview: Victoria @ Vernon:

Victoria (8-7-0-4) @ Vernon (11-7-1-1) 2pm

Today is the second of three meetings between the Victoria Grizzlies & Vernon Vipers.  The Grizzlies lead the season series 1-0.

Last Game:

Friday, November 14th Penticton defeated Vernon 4-2
Saturday, November 15th West Kelowna defeated Victoria 3-2 in overtime

Next Game:

Friday, November 21st Vernon @ West Kelowna
Wednesday, November 19th Victoria @ Nanaimo

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 409-226-20-18

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 224-93-11-10 at home

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 186-123-9-8 on the road

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 7-5-1-6 vs. Victoria

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Victoria 65-58

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 5-2-0-3 at home vs. Victoria

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 2-3-1-2 in Victoria

Vernon's last win at home vs Victoria was a 3-2 win on Sunday, February 10th 2013

Victoria's last win in Vernon was a 4-3 overtime win on Sunday, November 3rd 2013

Victoria's last win at home vs Vernon was a 1-0 victory on Sunday, January 20th 2013

Vernon's last win in Victoria was a 4-3 overtime victory on Friday, December 6th 2013

The Vipers went 1-0-0-1 vs Victoria last season

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The defending Interior Division Champion Vernon Vipers are coming off a 4-2 loss to the visiting Penticton Vees Friday night snapping Vernon's two game winning streak.  This afternoon is the Vipers second game of a two game homestand before the team hits the road next weekend for a two game road trip.  The Vipers have lost three of their last five games and are 6-3-1-0 in their last ten.  Vernon sits 4th in the Interior Division three points up on Salmon Arm are also three points back of Merritt and five points back of West Kelowna.  These two teams will meet for a third and final time this season in Victoria on February 6th.

Thomas Aldworth (10-3-13) shares the team in goals with Anthony Latina (10-8-18) while Latina leads the team in points with eighteen.

Mitch Meek played parts of three seasons in Victoria (2012-2014) playing in 92 games with the Grizzlies before being traded to Vernon on October 8th.

Brandon Egli played parts of two seasons in Victoria before being traded to Vernon along with Mitch Meek on October 8th.

Graham Turnbull's Vernon Vipers Venom Blog,

Vernon Vipers 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 20
Wins: 11
Losses: 7
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 6-4-1-1
Road Record: 5-3-0-0
Overtime Record: 1-1-2
Record vs Interior Division: 7-6-1-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 4-1-0-1
Record in September: 2-2-0-1
Record in October: 5-3-0-0
Record in November 4-2-1-0
When the Vipers score first: 8-1-1-1
When the opponents score first: 3-6-0-0
Leading after 1st Period: 4-1-1-1
Tied after 1st Period: 4-1-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 3-5-0-0
Leading after 2nd Period: 7-1-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 3-0-0-0
Trailing after 2nd Period: 1-6-1-0
Out shooting Opponents: 10-4-0-0
Out shot by Opponents: 1-3-1-1
One goal games: 3-2-0-1
Goals For: 57
Goals Against: 51
Place: 4th Place
Streak: One game losing 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. Victoria this season:

0-0-0-1 (Played in Chilliwack at BCHL Showcase)

Vernon’s Road record vs. Victoria this season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Victoria this season:

Anthony Latina (2-1-3)
Trevor Fidler (1-1-2)
Kenny Citron (0-1-1)
Liam Coughlin (1-0-1)

Jarrod Schamerhorn (0-1 Record)

Lets take a look at the Victoria Grizzlies:

The defending Island Division Pennent winning Victoria Grizzlies fell 3-2 in overtime in West Kelowna last night have dropped the first two games of this four game road trip.  Victoria lost 10-4 Friday in Trail blew a 2-0 lead late in the 3rd last night in West Kelowna.  The Grizzlies make their first and only visit of the regular season this afternoon in Vernon knocked off the Vipers 5-4 in overtime at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack on September 20th.  The Grizzlies have won just twice in their last five games and are 4-4-0-2 in their last ten.  The Grizz sit in 4th place in the Island Division are four points back of Alberni Valley and five pts back of Powell River.

Matthew Kennedy (9-9-18) & Brett Gruber (9-8-17) share the team lead in goals with nine each while Dane Gibson (7-17-24) leads Victoria in points with twenty four.

Michael Stiliadis played in three games last season with the Vipers before being traded to the MJHL Dauphin Kings.

Jake Emilio & Ayden MacDonald started the season in Vernon were both traded to Victoria in October for Mitch Meek & Brandon Egli.

Clay & Tyler's Victoria Grizzlies Blog,

Victoria Grizzlies 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 19
Wins: 8
Losses: 7
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 4
Home Record: 4-3-0-2
Road Record: 4-4-0-2
Goals For: 66
Goals Against: 72
Place: 4th Place (Island Division)
Streak: Two game losing streak

Victoria has the leagues best powerplay

The Grizzlies have the leagues 12th best penalty kill

Victoria Grizzlies Returning Players:

Garrett Forster (95)
Jay Mackie (95)
Kevin Massy (95)
Shawn McBride (95)
Cole Pickup (96)
Storm Wahlrab (94)

Victoria Grizzlies Departing & traded players from last years team:

Myles Fitzgerald (93)
Gerry Fitzgerald (93)
Jesse Schwartz (94)
Mitch Meek (96)
Travis Stephens (93)
Brandon Egli (94)
Jaden Schmeisser (93)
Mark McLellan (94)
Jacob Kearley (95)
Rory McGuire (95)
Dante Hahn (95)
Leo Fitzgerald (93)
Chris Albertini (93)
David Walchuk (94)
Nic Renyard (94)
Alec Dillon (96)

Victoria’s Home record vs. Vernon this season:


Victoria’s Road record vs. Vernon this season:

1-0-0-0 (Played in Chilliwack at BCHL Showcase)

Victoria’s scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Brett Gruber (1-1-2)
Garrett Forster (2-0-2)
Kevin Massy (1-1-2)
Jay Mackie (0-2-2)
Cole Pickup (0-2-2)
Mitchell Barker (0-1-1)
Dane Gibson (0-1-1)
Matthew Kennedy (0-1-1)

Michael Stiliadis (1-0 Record)

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Victoria Grizzlies:

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