Saturday, February 14, 2015

Game Preview: Nanaimo @ Vernon

Nanaimo (36-14-0-3) @ Vernon (33-16-1-3) 6pm

Tonight is the second and final regular season meeting between the Vernon Vipers & Nanaimo Clippers.  The Clippers lead the season series 1-0. 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:

Friday, February 13th Vernon defeated Salmon Arm 2-1
Friday, Febriary 14th Penticton defeated Nanaimo 4-2

Next Game:

Wednesday, February 18th Vernon @ Trail
Sunday, February 15th Nanaimo @ West Kelowna

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 429-234-20-20

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 236-95-11-10 at home

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 194-129-9-10 on the road

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 13-6-0-2 vs. Nanaimo

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Nanaimo 68-63

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 10-0-0-1 at home vs. Nanaimo

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 3-6-0-1 in Nanaimo

The Vipers are 8-1-0-1 in their last ten games vs. Nanaimo

The Vipers are 9-0-0-1 in their last ten games at home vs. the Clippers

The Vipers are 3-6-0-1 in their last ten games on the road vs. the Clippers

The Vipers last win in Nanaimo was a 6-4 victory on Friday, January 18th 2013

The Clippers last win at home vs Vernon was a 8-2 win on Sunday, December 14th 2014

Nanaimo’s last victory in Vernon was a 4-3 double overtime win back on Friday, January 16th 2009

The Vipers last win at home vs Nanaimo was a 3-2 win on Saturday, January 4th 2014

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

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The defending Interior Division Conference Champion Vernon Vipers are coming off a 2-1 win over the visiting Salmon Arm Silverbacks last night finish a two game home stand.  The Vipers have won ten of their last eleven home games.  Tonight is the Vipers sixth game in the last nine days.  The Vipers have won back to back games and three of their last five.  Vernon is 5-4-0-1 in their last ten games sit 2nd in the Interior Division are thirteen points back of Penticton but twelve points up on Merritt & Salmon Arm.  The Vipers lost 8-2 in Nanaimo on December 14th to finish a three game road trip are 10-0-0-1 vs Nanaimo at home since 2003.  Nanaimo’s last victory in Vernon was a 4-3 double overtime win back on Friday, January 16th 2009.  Anthony Latina returns to the lineup tonight after serving a three game suspension.  Vernon has the leagues second best goals against with 147

Thomas Aldworth (35-19-54) leads the team in goals with thirty five while Liam Coughlin (20-40-60) leads the team in points with fifty nine.
Graham Turnbull's Vernon Vipers Venom Blog

Vernon Vipers 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 53
Wins: 33
Losses: 16
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 18-6-1-1
Road Record: 15-10-0-2
Overtime Record: 1-2-1
Record vs Interior Division: 18-12-1-1
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 15-4-0-2
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 8-4-0-0
Record in February 3-2-0-1
When the Vipers score first: 22-3-1-1
When the opponents score first: 11-14-0-2
Leading after 1st Period: 16-2-1-1
Tied after 1st Period: 10-6-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 7-8-0-2
Leading after 2nd Period: 23-2-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 6-2-0-0
Trailing after 2nd Period: 4-12-1-1
Out shooting Opponents: 27-10-0-2
Out shot by Opponents: 5-5-1-1
One goal games: 7-5-0-3
Goals For: 193
Goals Against: 147
Place: 2nd Place
Streak: Two game winning streak

Vernon has the leagues 11th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 4th 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. Nanaimo this season:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Nanaimo this season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Nanaimo this season:

Liam Coughlin (0-1-1)
Anthony Latina (0-1-1)
TJ Dumonceaux (1-0-1)
Liam Finlay (0-1-1)
Riley Brandt (1-0-1)
Colton McCarthy (0-1-1)

Jarrod Schamerhorn (0-1 Record)

Lets take a look at the Nanaimo Clippers:

The Island Division Pennant winning Nanaimo Clippers make their first and only visit of the regular season to Kal Tire Place.  The Clippers are lead by former Vernon Vipers Head Coach-GM Mike Vandekamp who is in his fourth season with Nanaimo.  The Clippers are coming off a 4-2 loss in Penticton Friday night are playing the third game of a four game road trip.  The Clippers have lost six of their last eight road games.  Nanaimo has won three of their last five games and are 7-2-0-1 in their last ten.  The Clippers sit atop the Island Division are chasing the Penticton Vees for the League title sit eight points back of the League leading Vees.  Nanaimo is third overall in the BCHL are thirteen points up on Powell River.  The Clippers are the highest scoring team with 220 goals while third in the league with 149 goals against behind Vernon & Penticton.   
Sheldon Rempal (26-22-48) leads the Clippers in goals with twenty six while Bredan Taylor (22-33-55) leads the Clippers in points with fifty five.

Mike Vandekamp spent three seasons with the Vipers as Head Coach-GM from 2001-2004

Jason Williamson played two seasons in Vernon (1999-2001) was the Vipers captain in 2001 was an Assistant Coach with the Vipers (2007-2010) and Vipers Head Coach-GM (2011-2014)

Nanaimo Clippers 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 53
Wins: 36
Losses: 14
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 20-5-0-2
Road Record: 16-9-0-1
Goals For: 220
Goals Against: 149
Place: 1st Place (Island Division)
Streak: One game losing streak

Nanaimo has the leagues 4th best powerplay

The Clippers has the league's 12th best penalty kill

Nanaimo Clippers Returning Players:

Sheldon Rempal (95)
Brendan Taylor (95)
Devin Brosseau (95)
Jacob Hanlon (95)
Edwin Hookenson (95)
Nicholas Gushue (94)
Spencer Hewson (96)
Corey Renwick (95)
Ryan Forbes (95)
Austin Dick (94)

Nanaimo Clippers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Bo Brauer (95)
Scott Prier (93)
Korey Morgan (95)
Anthony Sabitsky (94)
Mason Mitchell (94)
Luke Sandler (93)
Shay Laurent (93)
Colton Dahlen (93)
Josh McArdle (94)
Nick Guerra (96)
Jason Argue (93)
Tanner Kovacs (94)

Nanaimo's Home record vs. Vernon this season:


Nanaimo's Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Nanaimo's scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Anthony Rinaldi (1-2-3)
Spencer Hewson (0-3-3)
Brendan Taylor (2-1-3)
Nicolas Carrier (1-1-2)
Brett Roulston (1-1-2)
Cole Maier (1-1-2)
Nick Guerra (1-1-2)
Yanni Kaldis (0-1-1)
Jacob Hanlon (1-0-1)
Ryan Forbes (0-1-1)
Jordan Low (0-1-1)
Trent Bell (0-1-1)

Guillaume Decelles (1-0 Record)

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Nanaimo Clippers:

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