Saturday, January 23, 2016

Game Preview: Vernon @ Trail:

Vernon (19-23-0-3)  @ Trail (19-25-0-1) 7:30pm

Tonight is the sixth of seven regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Trail Smoke Eaters. The Vipers lead the season series 3-2-0-0

Last Game:

Friday, January 22nd Vernon defeated West Kelowna 3-2
Thursday, January 21st Trail defeated Chilliwack 6-4

Next Game:

Monday, January 25th EC Salzburg @ Vernon
Tuesday, January 26th Trail @ West Kelowna

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 451-257-20-22

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 248-106-11-12 at home

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 203-141-9-11 on the road

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 68-18-1-3 vs. Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 390-217

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 35-6-0-2 at home vs. Trail

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 26-10-1-1 in Trail

The Vipers are 7-3-0-0 in their last ten games In Trail

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

Vernon's last win in Trail was a 5-2 victory on Saturday, September 12th 2015

Trail's last win at home vs Vernon was a 6-3 win on Wednesday, December 16th 2015

Trails last win in Vernon was a 5-3 win on Friday, September 11th 2015

Vernon's last win at home vs Trail was a 5-2 win on Friday, October 30th 2015

The Vipers went 7-0-0-0 vs Trail last season
Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The Vernon Vipers make their third of four visits to the Cominco Arena are coming off a 3-2 victory over the visiting West Kelowna Warriors last night. The Vipers come into tonight's game riding a two game winning strea, for the first time since mid November. The Vipers lost 6-3 in Trail December 16th in their last visit to the Cominco Arena are 1-1 in Trail this season. The Vipers have won two of their last three road games have just three wins in their last ten games away from home. Vernon sits 4th in the Division are seven points up on last place Merritt, two points up on 5th place Trail and thirteen points back of Salmon Arm & West Kelowna who are tied in points for 2nd place. The Vipers have won three of their last five are 4-5-0-1 in their last ten games.

Odeen Tufto (20-32-52) leads the the team in goals with twenty and  in points with fifty two.

Riley Brandt played in 36 games with the Smokies during (2012-2014)

Colton McCarthy played in three games with Trail during the 2012-13 season

Graham Turnbull's Vernon Vipers Venom Blog

Vernon Vipers 2015-16 regular season Stats:

Games Played: 45
Wins: 19
Losses: 23
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 11-11-0-2
Road Record: 8-11-0-2
Overtime Record: 2-4
Record vs Interior Division: 9-16-0-3
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 10-6-0-1
When the Vipers score first: 10-5-0-2
When the opponents score first: 9-18-0-1
Leading after 1st Period: 9-2-0-2
Tied after 1st Period: 5-7-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 6-14-0-1
Leading after 2nd Period: 12-0-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 3-5-0-1
Trailing after 2nd Period: 4-18-0-0
Out shooting Opponents: 10-8-0-2
Out shot by Opponents: 8-15-0-1
One goal games: 4-6-0-3
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: 3-3-0-0

Goals For: 145
Goals Against: 156
Place: 4th Place
Streak: Two game winning streak
Longest winning streak this year: Three 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)
Linden Hora (96)
Nicholas Rasovic (96)
TJ Dumonceaux (94)
Luke Shiplo (95)
Luke Voltin (95)
Brandon Egli (94)
Jarrod Schamerhorn (95)
Mitch Meek (96)
Johhny Coughlin (95)
Kenny Citron (95)
Riley Guenther (94)
Mackenzie Bauer (96)
Danny Todosychuk (94)

Vernon’s Home record vs. Trail this season:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Trail this season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Trail this season:

Colton McCarthy (5-3-8)
Riley Brandt (3-4-7)
Jagger Williamson (0-6-6)
Odeen Tufto (1-4-5)
Liam Finlay (3-1-4)
Jimmy Lambert (2-2-4)
Joe Sacco (2-2-4)
Steven Jandric (1-2-3)
Bo Pellah (0-3-3)
Callum Volpe (1-1-2)
Christian Cakebread (0-2-2)
Hunter Zandee (1-0-1)
Brett Stapley (0-1-1)
Mitchell Oliver (0-1-1)
Darren Rizzolo (0-1-1)
Latrell Charleson (0-1-1)

Andrew Shortridge (2-2 Record)

-Vernon has the leagues 5th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the leagues 15th best penalty kill


Lets take a look at the Trail Smoke Eaters:

The Trail Smoke Eaters are coming off a 6-4 win over the visiting Chilliwack Chiefs Thursday snapping a six game losing streak, finish a three game home stand tonight, before hitting the road for back to back games in West Kelowna & Penticton. The Smoke Eaters have won seven of their last nine home games are 2-3 vs Vernon this season have lost seven of their last ten home games to the Vipers. Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 68-18-1-3 vs. Trail. The Smoke Eaters have lost four of their last five games are 2-7-0-1 in their last ten. The Smokies sit 5th in the Interior Division are five points up on Merritt, two points back of Vernon for the fourth and final playoff spot and fifteen points back of West Kelowna/Salmon Arm who are tied for 2nd place.  

Kienan Scott (22-9-31) leads the team in goals with twenty two, while Nick Hallloran (21-17-38) leads the team in points with thirty eight.

Blaine Caton played last season with the Vipers

Trail Smoke Eaters 2015-16 regular season Stats:

Games Played: 45
Wins: 19
Losses: 25
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 12-9-0-0
Road Record: 7-16-0-1
Goals For: 137
Goals Against: 183
Place: 5th Place
Streak: One game winning streak

Trail Smoke Eaters Returning Players:

Connor Brown-Maloski (96)
Jake Kauppila (95)
Cooper Leitch (96)
Jeremy Lucchini (97)
Evan MacEachern (95)
Max Newton (97)
Harlan Orr (95)
Kienan Scott (96)
Ryan Swanson (95)

Trail Smoke Eaters Departing & traded players from last years team:

Charlie Zuccarini (94)
Craig Martin (95)
Bryan Basilico (95)
Conner Wynne (95)
Dexter McLeod (96)
Stephen Penner (95)
Robert Johnson (98)
Sheldon Brett (96)
Bryan Gerstenfeld (95)
Jordan Passmore (96)
Adam Todd (94)
Brett Clark (95)

Trail’s Home record vs. Vernon this season:


Trail’s Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Trail’s scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Jake Kauppila (2-3-5)
Kienan Scott (3-1-4)
Nick Halloran (3-0-3)
Jeremy Lucchini (0-2-2)
Mitchell Stapley (0-2-2)
Harlan Orr (1-1-2)
Connor Brown-Malowski (1-1-2)
Kyle Star (1-1-2)
Max Newton (0-2-2)
Ross Armour (0-2-2)

Kale Howarth (0-2-2)
Evan MacEachern (0-2-2)
Cooper Sande (0-1-1)
Ryan Swanson (0-1-1)
Cooper Leitch (1-0-1)
John Laurito (0-1-1)

Bailey MacBurnie (2-3 Record)

-Trail has with the leagues 8th best powerplay

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

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Trail Smoke Eaters:

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