Saturday, February 28, 2015

Vipers & Centennials Meet In Opening Round Of Playoffs:

The Merritt Centennials have clinced 3rd place in the Interior Division after a 5-1 win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Friday have earned a first round playoff date vs the 2nd place Vernon Vipers starting Tuesday.

1st Round: (Seven game series) 2nd Place Vernon Vipers (36-18-1-3) VS 3rd Place Merritt Centennials (32-23-0-2)

Game 1 Tuesday, March 3rd Merritt @ Vernon 7pm
Game 2 Wednesday, March 4th Merritt @ Vernon 7pm
Game 3 Friday, March 6th Vernon @ Merritt 7:30pm
Game 4 Saturday, March 7th Vernon @ Merritt 7:30pm
Game 5 Monday, March 9th Merritt @ Vernon 7pm
Game 6 Tuesday, March 10th Vernon @ Merritt 7:30pm
Game 7 Wednesday, March 11th Merritt @ Vernon 7pm

Here's a look at the season series between the two teams

Friday, October 3rd Vernon @ Merritt (Centennials win 4-0)
Friday, October 24th Merritt @ Vernon (Vipers win 4-2)
Saturday, November 1st Merritt @ Vernon (Vipers win 5-3)
Wednesday, November 26th Merritt @ Vernon (Vipers win 7-3)
Friday, December 19th Vernon @ Merritt (Centennials win 6-3)
Saturday, January 24th Vernon @ Merritt (Vipers win 5-1)
Wednesday, January 28th Merritt @ Vernon (Vipers win 4-3)

The Vipers went 5-2-0-0 vs Merritt this season

Vernon’s Home record vs. Merritt this season:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Merritt this season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Merritt this season:

Liam Coughlin (4-5-9)
Thomas Aldworth (6-2-8)
Liam Finlay (3-5-8)
Luke Shiplo (0-6-6)
Jagger Williamson (0-4-4)
Colton McCarthy (2-2-4)
Johnny Coughlin (1-3-4)
Luke Voltin (2-1-3)
Mitch Meek (1-2-3)
Anthony Latina (0-3-3)
TJ Dumonceaux (1-2-3)
Brandon Egli (1-2-3)
Blaine Caton (1-1-2)
Anthony Latina (1-1-2)
Kenny Citron (1-1-2)
Mitchell Oliver (0-1-1)
Riley Brandt (0-1-1)
Riley Guenther (1-0-1)
Linden Hora (0-1-1)
Nicholas Rasovic (0-1-1)
Michael Roberts (1-0-1)

Danny Todosychuk (2-0 Record)
Jarrod Schamerhorn (3-2 Record)

Merritt's scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

John Schiavo (5-3-8)
Gavin Gould (1-7-8)
Michael Ederer (3-5-8)
Josh Teves (0-7-7)
Colin Grannary (1-4-5)
Diego Cuglietta (0-4-4)
James Neil (3-0-3)
Nick Fidanza (3-0-3)
Jake Clifford (2-1-3)
Brandon Duhaime (1-2-3)
Shane Poulsen (0-3-3)
Devin Oakes (0-1-1)
Braden Fuller (1-0-1)
Matt Foley (0-1-1)
Cole Chorney (1-0-1)
Rhett Willcox (0-1-1)
Zak Bowles (1-0-1)
Sam Johnson (0-1-1)

Anthony Pupplo (0-4 Record)
Jonah Imoo (2-1 Record-1 Shutout)

The Vernon Vipers finished the 2014-15 BCHL regular season with a 3-2 loss in Penticton Friday lost their last two games of the season.  The Vipers finished 2nd in the Interior Division fifteen points back of Division leading Penticton and ten points up on 3rd place Merritt.

Vernon Vipers 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 58
Wins: 36
Losses: 18
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 20-6-1-1
Road Record: 16-12-0-2
Overtime Record: 1-2-1
Record vs Interior Division: 20-14-1-1
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 16-4-0-2
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 6-4-0-1
When the Vipers score first: 24-3-1-1
When the opponents score first: 12-16-0-2
Leading after 1st Period: 18-2-1-1
Tied after 1st Period: 11-7-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 7-9-0-2
Leading after 2nd Period: 25-2-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 7-2-0-0
Trailing after 2nd Period: 4-14-1-1
Out shooting Opponents: 30-12-0-2
Out shot by Opponents: 5-5-1-1
One goal games: 7-6-0-3
Goals For: 218
Goals Against: 161
Place: 2nd Place
Streak: Two game losing streak

The Merritt Centennials will finish the 2014-15 regular season at home to the visiting Trail Smoke Eaters in their final regular season game.  The Centennials are coming off a 5-1 win in Salmon Arm last night have won three straight are two points up on Salmon Arm & West Kelowna in the standings.

Merritt Centennials 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 57
Wins: 32
Losses: 23
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 19-9-0-0
Road Record: 13-14-0-2
Overtime Record:
Record vs Interior Division: 19-19-0-1
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 15-6-0-1
Record in September: 5-3-0-0
Record in October: 6-5-0-0
Record in November 5-6-0-1
Record in December 5-2-0-1
Record in January 6-6-0-0
Record in February 7-3-0-0
Goals For: 206
Goals Against: 202
Place: 3rd Place
Streak: Three game winning streak

Since the 2002-03 season Vernon is 58-18-3-8 vs. Merritt

Since the 2002-03 season Vernon has outscored Merritt 338-222

Since the 2003-04 season Vernon is 28-6-1-4 at home vs. Merritt

Since the 2003-04 season Vernon is 24-9-2-5 in Merritt

The Vipers are 6-3-0-1 in their last ten games at home vs. the Centennials

The Vipers are 3-4-2-1 in their last ten games on the road vs. the Centennials

The Vipers are 5-4-1-0 in their last ten games vs. Merritt

The Vipers last win at home vs Merritt was a 4-3 victory on Wednesday, January 28th 2015

The Centennials last win in Vernon was a 1-0 victory on Saturday, October 26th 2013

The Vipers last win in Merritt was a 5-1 victory on Saturday, January 24th 2015

The Centennials last win at home over Vernon was a 6-3 victory on Friday, December 19th 2014

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