Thursday, December 29, 2016

Game Preview: Salmon Arm @ Vernon:

Salmon Arm (15-18-2-1) @ Vernon (18-13-3-2) 7pm

Tonight is the fifth of seven regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Salmon Arm Silverbacks. The Vipers lead the season series 3-0-1

Last Game:

Saturday, December 17th Vernon defeated Trail 3-2
Saturday, December 17th Salmon Arm defeated Penticton 5-2

Next Game:

Friday, December 30th Vernon @ Salmon Arm

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 51-39-11-5 vs Salmon Arm

Since the 2002-03 regular season Salmon Arm has outscored Vernon 354-351

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 23-17-6-1 at home vs. Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 22-19-6-3 in Salmon Arm

The Silverbacks are 4-5-0-1 in their last ten games in Vernon

The Vipers are 3-5-1-1 in their last ten games in Salmon Arm

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Salmon Arm was a 7-3 victory on Wednesday, December 14th 2016

The Silverbacks last regular season win in Vernon was a 5-2 victory on Wednesday, December 9th 2015

The Vipers last regular season win in Salmon Arm was a 6-3 victory on Friday, September 9th 2016

The Silverbacks last regular season win at home vs. Vernon was a 6-1 victory on Saturday, January 30th 2016

Here's a look at the season series vs Salmon Arm

September 2nd Vernon @ Salmon Arm: (exhibition) Silverbacks won 1-0
September 9th Vernon @ Salmon Arm: Vipers won 6-3
September 10th Salmon Arm @ Vernon: Vipers won 5-3
December 9th Vernon @ Salmon Arm: Vipers tied 4-4
December 14th Salmon Arm @ Vernon: Vipers won 7-3
December 29th Salmon Arm @ Vernon
December 30th Vernon @ Salmon Arm
January 13th Salmon Arm @ Vernon
Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 18-13-3-2 Vernon Vipers return from the Christmas break after having the past eleven days off. The Vipers last played December 17th in Trail are coming off a 3-2 victory over the Smoke Eaters. Tonight is the first of a home and home series with Salmon Arm as the two teams meet for a third time in twenty days. These two teams will meet for a final time January 13th in Vernon. The Vipers are 3-0-0-1 vs the Silverbacks this season are unbeaten in five games. Vernon has atleast a point in eight of their last ten games. Coming into tonight the Vipers have won five straight at home and six of their last seven home games. Vernon sits 2nd in the Division are six points up on West Kelowna & Trail but sixteen points back of Division leading Penticton.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Steven Jandric (18-12-30) leads the team in goals with eighteen & in points with thirty.

Kevin Kraus was an Assistant Coach with the 2013-14 Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Vernon Vipers 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 36
Wins: 18
Losses: 13
Ties: 2
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 10-3-1-0
Road Record: 8-10-2-2
Overtime Record: 1-3-2
Record vs Interior Division: 10-6-1-2
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 8-7-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 15-5-1-1
When the opponents score first: 3-8-2-1
Leading after the 1st period: 12-2-1-0
Tied after the 1st period: 4-5-2-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 2-6-0-2
Leading after the 2nd period: 15-1-2-1
Tied after the 2nd period: 2-1-1-0
Trailing after the 2nd period: 1-10-0-1
Out shooting opponents: 14-5-2-2
Out shot by opponents: 4-6-1-0
One goal games: 6-1-3-2
Goals for: 116
Goals against: 108
Standings: 2nd Place
Win-loss streak: Unbeaten in five games
Longest winning streak: Three game winning streak (Twice)
Longest losing streak: Three game losing streak (Twice)

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Brett Stapley (99)
Christian Cakebread (97)
Nicholas Rasovic (96)
Hunter Zandee (96)
Jagger Williamson (98)
Jimmy Lambert (97)
Riley Brandt (96)

Vernon Vipers departed & traded players from last years team:

Charley Michalowski (96)
Odeen Tufto (97)
Mitchell Oliver (97)
Colton McCarthy (96)
Callum Volpe (98)
Liam Finlay (97)
Darren Rizzolo (98)
Joe Sacco (96)
Ben Butcher (95)
Brendan Barry (97)
Latrell Charleson (95)
Bo Pellah (95)
Mac Ferner (95)
Andrew Shortridge (95)

Vernon's home record vs Salmon Arm this year:


Vernon's road record vs Salmon Arm this year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Salmon Arm this year:

Jimmy Lambert (7-2-9)
Michael Ufberg (1-6-7)
Steven Jandric (2-4-6)
Niko Karamanis (3-2-5)
Brett Stapley (0-5-5)
Hunter Zandee (1-3-4)
Jagger Williamson (1-2-3)
Cooper Watson (0-3-3)
Chris Jandric (1-2-3)
Riley Brandt (2-0-2)
Cameron Trott (1-1-2)
Austin Adamson (0-1-1)
Christian Cakebread (1-0-1)
Luke Gingras (1-0-1)
Connor Clouston (0-1-1)

Ty Taylor (2-0-1 Record)
Darion Hanson (1-0 Record)

Vernon has the leagues 8th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 4th best penalty kill

Let's take a look at the Salmon Arm Silverbacks:

The 15-18-2-1 Salmon Arm Silverbacks make their third of four regular season visits to Kal Tire Place. The Silverbacks return to action after having the past eleven days off for the Holidays. Salmon Arm hasn't played since a 5-2 victory over the visiting Penticton Vees December 17th. The Backs come into tonight having lost three of their last five and have five wins in their last ten games. The Silverbacks have atleast a point in six of their last seven games. The last time Salmon Arm was in Vernon the Backs lost 7-3 December 14th. The Silverbacks are 0-2 at Kal Tire Place this season. Salmon Arm's last win in Vernon was a 5-2 victory December 9th 2015. The Silverbacks have lost three of their last five games away from home. Salmon Arm sits last in the Interior Division are tied in points with Merritt are three points back of Trail & West Kelowna and eight points back of 2nd place Vernon.

Salmon Arm Silverbacks Roster:

Elijiah Barriga (17-21-38) leads the team in goals with seventeen & in points with thirty eight.

Ryley Booth played 10 games with the 2014-15 Vernon Vipers

Carter Stephenson played 6 games with the 2016-17 Vernon Vipers

Troy Mick played with the 1984-85 Vernon Lakers was also an Assistant Coach, Head Coach-GM with the Vernon Lakers-Vipers (1993-2000)-(2005-2006)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2016-17 regular season stats:

Games Played: 36
Wins: 15
Losses: 18
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 6-9-1-1
Road Record: 9-9-1-0
Goals for: 117
Goals against: 151
Standings: 6th Place
Streak: One game winning streak

Salmon Arm Silverbacks Returning Players:

Mitch Skapski (96)
Carson Bolduc (96)
Jared Turcotte (97)
Ryley Booth (96)
Josh Blanchard (96)
Elijiah Barriga (96)
Marcus Mitchell (98)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks departed and traded players from last years team:

Cameron Trott (97)
Nick Hutchison (95)
Chase Zieky (96)
Cameron Coutre (98)
Joshua Laframboise (96)
Taro Hirose (96)
Colton Thibault (95)
Ross Heidt (96)
Phil Middleton (95)
Kodi Schwarz (95)
Damian Chrcek (96)
Ayrton Nikkel (95)
Sam De Melo (98)
Angus Redmond (95)
Brandon Kegler (97)

Salmon Arm's home record vs Vernon this year:


Salmon Arm's road record vs Vernon this year:


Salmon Arm Silverbacks scoring leaders vs Vernon this year:

Josh Blanchard (2-3-5)
Connor Sundquist (2-2-4)
Ryley Booth (2-1-3)
Jared Turcotte (0-3-3)
Haydn Hopkins (1-2-3)
Carson Bolduc (1-2-3)
Elijiah Barriga (1-2-3)
Josh Latta (1-1-2)
Marcus Mitchell (0-2-2)
Carter Cochrane (1-1-2)
Grayson Constable (1-0-1)
Riley Hayles (0-1-1)
Justin Wilson (0-1-1)
Mitch Skapski (1-0-1)
Nathan Iannone (0-1-1)

Nic Tallarico (0-0-1 Record)
Trevin Kozlowski (0-2 Record)

Salmon Arm has the leagues 10th best powerplay:

The Silverbacks have the leagues 17th best penalty kill

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