Saturday, January 30, 2016

Game Preview: Vernon @ Salmon Arm:

Vernon (21-23-0-3) @ Salmon Arm (24-14-4-3) 7pm

Tonight is the sixth of seven regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Salmon Arm Silverbacks. The Silverbacks lead the season series 4-1
Last Game:

Monday, January 25th EC Red Bull Salzburg defeated Vernon 6-4
Sunday, January 24th Salmon Arm tied Nanaimo 2-2

Next Game:Saturday, January 30th Vernon @ Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 453-257-20-22

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 249-106-11-12 at home

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 204-141-9-11 on the road

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 48-38-4-11 vs. Salmon Arm

Since the 2002-03 regular season Salmon Arm has outscored Vernon 335-328

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 21-17-1-6 at home vs. Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 21-18-2-6 in Salmon Arm

Vernon is 2-7-0-1 in its last 10 regular season visits at the Shaw Centre

Vernon is 5-4-1-0 in its last 10 regular season home games vs Salmon Arm

Vernon is 3-7-0-0 in its last 10 regular season games vs. Salmon Arm

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs Salmon Arm was a 3-2 victory on Friday, January 29th 2016

The Silverbacks last regular season win at Kal Tire Place was a 5-2 victory on Wednesday, December 9th 2015

The Vipers last regular season win at the Shaw Centre was a 7-5 victory on Friday, November 28th 2014

The Silverbacks last regular season win at the Shaw Centre vs Vernon was a 5-1 win on Friday, November 27th 2015

The Vipers went 4-3-1-0 vs Salmon Arm last season

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The Vernon Vipers make their third and final regular season visit to the Shaw Centre are coming off a 3-2 win over the visiting Salmon Arm Silverbacks last night. Tonight is the second game of a home & home series in the final regular season meeting vs the Silverbacks. Tonight is the first game of a three game road trip. For the first time this year the Vipers have won four straight are 6-3-0-1 in their last ten games. The Vipers have won back to back road games have won four of their last six games away from home. Vernon sits 4th in the Interior Division are nine points up on last place Merritt, five points up on 5th place Trail, ten points back of Salmon Arm & sixteen points back West Kelowna for 2nd place.

Odeen Tufto (21-33-54) leads the the team in goals with twenty one and  in points with fifty four.

Kevin Kraus was an Assistant Coach with the Silverbacks during the 2013-14 season

Tyrol Deeg spent one season in Salmon Arm as the Silverbacks trainer

Graham Turnbull's Vernon Vipers Venom Blog

Vernon Vipers 2015-16 regular season Stats:

Games Played: 47
Wins: 21
Losses: 23
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 12-11-0-2
Road Record: 9-11-0-2
Overtime Record: 3-4
Record vs Interior Division: 11-16-0-3
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 10-6-0-1
When the Vipers score first: 10-5-0-2
When the opponents score first: 11-18-0-1
Leading after 1st Period: 9-2-0-2
Tied after 1st Period: 5-7-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 8-14-0-1
Leading after 2nd Period: 12-0-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 5-5-0-1
Trailing after 2nd Period: 4-18-0-0
Out shooting Opponents: 10-8-0-2
Out shot by Opponents: 10-15-0-1
One goal games: 6-6-0-3
Record in September: 3-3-0-1
Record in October: 6-6-0-0
Record in November: 4-6-0-1
Record in December: 3-5-0-1
Record in January: 5-3-0-0

Goals For: 151
Goals Against: 160
Place: 4th Place
Streak: Four game winning streak

Longest winning streak this year: Four games
Longest losing streak this year: Five games

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Liam Finlay (97)
Jagger Williamson (98)
Colton McCarthy (96)
Riley Brandt (96)
Mitchell Oliver (97)

Vernon Vipers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Liam Coughlin (94)
Anthony Latina (94)
Blaine Caton (97)
Nicholas Rasovic (96)
Linden Hora (96)
TJ Dumonceaux (94)
Jarrod Schamerhorn (95)
Luke Shiplo (95)
Luke Voltin (95)
Brandon Egli (94)
Mitch Meek (96)
Johhny Coughlin (95)
Kenny Citron (95)
Riley Guenther (94)
Mackenzie Bauer (96)
Danny Todosychuk (94)

Vernon’s Home record vs Salmon Arm this season:


Vernon’s Road record vs Salmon Arm this season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs Salmon Arm this season:

Odeen Tufto (6-2-8)
Ben Butcher (2-4-6)

Liam Finlay (1-4-5)
Bo Pellah (0-4-4)
Jimmy Lambert (2-2-4)
Colton McCarthy (1-3-4)
Darren Rizzolo (1-3-4)
Callum Volpe (1-2-3)
Jagger Williamson (2-1-3)
Riley Brandt (1-2-3)
Latrell Charleson (0-3-3)
Mitchell Oliver (1-2-3)
Christian Cakebread (1-1-2)
Charley Michalowski (1-0-1)
Steven Jandric (0-1-1)

Brett Stapley (0-1-1)
Joe Sacco (1-0-1)

Andrew Shortridge (1-3 Record)
Brendan Barry (1-1 Record)

-Vernon has the leagues 6th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the leagues 12th best penalty kill

Lets take a look at the Salmon Arm Silverbacks: 

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks return home from a four game road trip where they finished 0-5-2-0 are coming off a 3-2 loss in Vernon Friday. The Silverbacks have won four of the six meetings this season, Including the pre-season Salmon Arm is 6-2 vs the Vipers this year. The Backs have won five of their last seven games over the Vipers going back to last year. Salmon Arm is winless in their last seven games are 2-6-2-0 in their last ten. The Backs have just two wins in their last five home games. The Silverbacks sit 3rd in the Interior Division are four points back of West Kelowna, ten points up on Vernon and fifteen points up on Trail.

Ross Heidt (26-18-44) lead the Silverbacks lead in goals with twenty six, while Taro Hirose (12-45-57) leads the team in points with fifty seven.

Ryley Booth played in 10 games last season with the Vipers before being traded to Salmon Arm on October 28th 2014

Troy Mick played with the Vernon Lakers and was an Assistant Coach-Head Coach & GM with the Vernon Vipers before joining the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.

Ian Douglas's Salmon Arm Silverbacks blog

Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2015-16 regular season Stats:

Games Played: 45
Wins: 24
Losses: 14
Ties: 4
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 13-5-3-2
Road Record: 11-9-1-1
Goals For: 176
Goals Against: 139
Place: 3rd Place
Streak: Winless in last seven games (5 losses-2 ties)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks Returning Players:

Josh Blanchard (96)
Carson Bolduc (96)
Ryley Booth (96)
Damian Chrcek (96)
Ross Heidt (96)
Taro Hirose (96)
Nick Hutchison (95)
Joshua Laframboise (96)
Phil Middleton (95)
Colton Thibault (95)
Angus Redmond (95)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks  Departing & traded players from last years team:

Andrew Farny (95)
Shane Danyluk (94)
Logan Mick (96)
Bryden Marsh (94)
Thomas Plese (94)
Jordan Burns (95)
Branden Wagner (96)
Chase Priskie (96)
Taylor Maruya (95)
Anthony Gardner (95)
Zach Dyment (96)
Jack Berezan (95)

Salmon Arm's Home record vs. Vernon this season:


Salmon Arm's Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Salmon Arm's scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Chase Zieky (6-3-9)
Josh Laframboise (1-6-7)
Ross Heidt (5-2-7)
Jared Turcotte (1-6-7)
Carson Bolduc (2-4-6)
Taro Hirose (1-5-6)
Elijiah Barriga (3-3-6)
Colton Thibault (1-4-5)
Josh Blanchard (2-3-5)
Kodi Scharz (1-4-5)
Phil Mildeton (0-3-3)
Nick Hutchison (1-1-2)
Cameron Trott (0-2-2)
Marcus Mitchell (1-1-2)
Brett Stewart (0-1-1)
Ryley Booth (0-1-1)
Damian Chreck (1-0-1)
Josh Latta (1-0-1)

Angus Redmond (3-2 Record)
Brandon Kegler (1-0 Record)

-Salmon Arm has the leagues 5th best powerplay

-The Silverbacks have the league's 6th best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Salmon Arm Silverbacks:

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