Saturday, January 17, 2015

Game Preview: Coquitlam @ Vernon:

Coquitlam (16-22-1-4) @ Vernon (27-11-1-2) 6pm

Tonight is the first of two meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Coquitlam Express. The Vipers split the season series with the Express last season 1-1.

Last Game:

Friday, January 16th Vernon defeated West Kelowna 6-3
Friday, January 16th Coquitlam defeated Powell River 5-3

Next Game:

Friday, January 23rd Vernon @ Coquitlam
Sunday, January 18th Coquitlam @ Prince George

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 423-230-20-19

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 233-94-11-10 at home

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 191-126-9-9 on the road

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 7-2-0-0 vs. Coquitlam

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Coquitlam 34-27

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 5-0-0-0 at home vs. Coquitlam

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 2-2-0-0 in Coquitlam

Vernons last win in Coquitlam was a 7-5 victory back on Sunday, November 18th 2012

Coquitlam's last win at home vs Vernon was a 4-2 win back on Sunday, December 8th 2013

Vernon's last win at home vs Coquitlam was a 3-1 win on Saturday, January 11th 2014

Coquitlam's last win in Vernon-The Express havnt won in Vernon since before the 2003-04 season. (Due to the stats only going as far back as the 2003-04 regular season)

The Vipers went 1-1-0-0 last season vs the Express

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The defending Interior Division Conference Champion Vernon Vipers are coming off a 6-3 win over the visiting West Kelowna Warriors Friday have won five straight and seven straight on home ice.  Tonight is the first meeting between these two teams since a four game sweep in the BCHL Finals last season where the Express went on to the Western Canada Cup in Dauphin Manitoba.  The Vipers sit 2nd in the Interior Division are ten points back of Division leading Penticton and nine points up on Merritt and ten points up on West Kelowna.  The Vipers are 7-3-0-0 in their last ten games.

Thomas Aldworth (32-12-44) leads the team in goals with thirty two while Liam Coughlin (16-34-50) leads the team in points with fifty.

Nicholas Rasovic played parts of two seasons with the Express (2013-2014) before being released and then signing with the Vipers on December 1st 2015.

Graham Turnbull's Vernon Vipers Venom Blog

Vernon Vipers 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 41
Wins: 27
Losses: 11
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 15-5-1-1
Road Record: 12-6-0-1
Overtime Record: 1-2-1
Record vs Interior Division: 14-9-1-1
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 13-2-0-1
Record in September: 2-2-0-1
Record in October: 5-3-0-0
Record in November 9-2-1-1
Record in December 6-3-0-0
Record in January 5-1-0-0
When the Vipers score first: 18-2-1-1
When the opponents score first: 9-10-0-1
Leading after 1st Period: 14-1-1-1
Tied after 1st Period: 7-3-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 6-7-0-1
Leading after 2nd Period: 19-1-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 6-1-0-0
Trailing after 2nd Period: 2-9-1-1
Out shooting Opponents: 22-5-0-1
Out shot by Opponents: 4-5-1-1
One goal games: 4-3-0-2
Goals For: 159
Goals Against: 116
Place: 2nd Place
Streak: Five game winning streak

Vernon has the leagues 16th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 9th 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. Coquitlam last season:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Coquitlam last season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Coquitlam last season:

Brett Mulcahy (2-0-2)
Jared Wilson (1-1-2)
Colton Sparrow (1-1-2)
Demico Hannoun (0-2-2)
Riley Guenther (0-1-1)
Michael McNicholas (1-0-1)
Dexter Dancs (0-1-1)
Josh Bryan (0-1-1)
Liam Coughlin (0-1-1)
Brendan Persley (0-1-1)

Austin Smith (1-1 Record)

Lets take a look at the Coquitlam Express:

The defending Fred Page Cup Champion Coquitlam Express make their first and only visit of the regular season.  The Express snapped a four game losing streak are coming off a 5-3 victory over the visiting Powell River Kings last night.  Coquitlam sits 4th in the Mainland Division are five points back of Prince George and thirteen points back of Chilliwack.  The Express have just four players back from last years Championship team have just one win in their last five games and are 5-5-0-0 in their last ten.  Tonight's the first of a two game road trip where the Express have lost three straight away from home. 

Corey Mackin (38-33-71) leads the Express in goals with thirty eight and in points with seventy one.

Eddie Gregory's Coquitlam Express blog

Coquitlam Express 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 43
Wins: 16
Losses: 22
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 4
Home Record: 10-9-0-2
Road Record: 6-13-1-2
Goals For: 152
Goals Against: 177
Place: 4th Place
Streak: One game winning streak

Coquitlam has the leagues 6th best powerplay

The Express has the league's 5th best penalty kill

Coquitlam Express Returning Players:

Corey Mackin (95)
Brendan Lamont (94)
Jackson Cressey (96)
Daniell Lange (95)

Coquitlam Express Departing & traded players from last years team:

Adam Rockwood (95)
Canon Pieper (93)
Ryan Rosenthal (93)
Bo Poeper (94)
Joey Santucci (94)
Marc Biega (94)
Zach Hodder (93)
Jace Henning (95)
Cameron Marks (95)
Cody Boyd (94)
Mark Whiteley (93)
John Saunders (94)
Nicholas Rasovic (96)
Anthony Gardner (95)
Josh Smith (95)
JD Cotroneo (93)
Gordie Defiel (93)
Pierce Dushenko (95)

Coquitlam's Home record vs. Vernon last season:


Coquitlam's Road record vs. Vernon last season:


Coquitlam's scoring leaders vs. Vernon last season:

Marc Biega (1-1-2)
Adam Rockwood (0-2-2)
Corey Mackin (0-2-2)
Zach Hodder (0-1-1)
Ben Israel (1-0-1)
Canon Pieper (1-0-1)
Ryan Rosenthal (1-0-1)
Joey Santucci (0-1-1)
Jace Henning (1-0-1)
Mark Whiteley (0-1-1)
Bo Pieper (0-1-1)

Gordie Defiel (1-0 Record)
Pierce Dushenko (0-1 Record)

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Coquitlam Express:

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