Friday, December 9, 2016

Game Preview: Vernon @ Salmon Arm:

Vernon (15-13-3-0) @ Salmon Arm (14-17-1-0)

Tonight is the third of six regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Salmon Arm Silverbacks. The Vipers lead the season series 2-0

Last Game:

Wednesday, December 7th Penticton defeated Vernon 3-1
Tuesday, December 6th Salmon Arm defeated West Kelowna 4-3

Next Game:

Saturday, December 10th Trail @ Vernon
Wednesday, December 14th Salmon Arm @ Vernon

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 50-39-11-4 vs Salmon Arm

Since the 2002-03 regular season Salmon Arm has outscored Vernon 347-340

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 22-17-6-1 at home vs. Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 22-19-6-2 in Salmon Arm

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

The Vipers are 3-6-1-0 in their last ten games in Salmon Arm

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Salmon Arm was a 5-3 victory on Saturday, September 10th 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
December 14th Salmon Arm @ Vernon
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 15-13-3-0 Vernon Vipers make their second of three regular season visits to the Shaw Centre are coming off a 3-1 loss in Penticton Wednesday. The last time the Vipers were in Salmon Arm Vernon come away with a 6-3 victory September 9th. Going back to the 2013-14 regular season the Vipers have just three wins in Salmon Arm. Tonight is the second and final game of a two game road trip. This is the fourth meeting of the season and the first since the Vipers won a home & home series to open the 2016-17 regular season. The Silverbacks took the lone pre-season game in Salmon Arm September 2nd before the Vipers won the home and home series September 9th & 10th. Vernon has played five of their last seven games away from home, have lost three of their last five road games. These two teams will meet again Wednesday in Vernon. The Vipers come into tonight's game having won three of their last five games and six of their last ten. Vernon sits 2nd in the Division are tied in points with Trail, are three points up on Merritt and eighteen points back of Division leading Penticton.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Steven Jandric (15-9-24) leads the team in goals with fifteen & in points with twenty four.

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

Vernon Vipers 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 31
Wins: 15
Losses: 13
Ties: 0
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 8-3-1-0
Road Record: 7-10-2-0
Overtime Record: 1-3
Record vs Interior Division: 7-6-1-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 8-7-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 12-5-1-0
When the opponents score first: 3-8-2-0
Leading after the 1st period: 9-2-1-0
Tied after the 1st period: 4-5-2-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 2-6-0-0
Leading after the 2nd period: 12-1-2-0
Tied after the 2nd period: 2-1-1-0
Trailing after the 2nd period: 1-10-0-0
Out shooting opponents: 12-5-2-0
Out shot by opponents: 3-6-1-0
One goal games: 5-1-3-0
Goals for: 93
Goals against: 94
Standings: 2nd Place
Win-loss streak: One game losing streak
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:

Hunter Zandee (1-3-4)
Niko Karamanis (3-1-4)
Jimmy Lambert (2-2-4)
Steven Jandric (1-2-3)
Riley Brandt (2-0-2)
Michael Ufberg (0-2-2)
Jagger Williamson (1-1-2)
Chris Jandric (0-1-1)
Austin Adamson (0-1-1)

Ty Taylor (2-0 Record)

Vernon has the leagues 10th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 4th best penalty kill

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

The 14-17-1-0 Salmon Arm Silverbacks are coming off a 4-3 victory in West Kelowna Tuesday. Tonight is the first of a home and home series for Salmon Arm as they travel to Vernon Wednesday. The Vipers & Silverbacks will meet three more times this month. The Silverbacks come into tonight's game riding a three game winning streak, have lost six of their last eight home games. Salmon Arm comes into tonight having won four of their last five and six of their last ten games. The Backs sit 5th in the Interior Division are two points up on last place West Kelowna, are one point back of Merritt and four points back of Trail & Vernon.

Salmon Arm Silverbacks Roster:

Elijiah Barriga (15-19-34) leads the team in goals with fifteen & in points with thirty four.

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: 32
Wins: 14
Losses: 17
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 5-9-1-0
Road Record: 9-8-0-0
Goals for: 103
Goals against: 135
Standings: 5th Place
Streak: Three 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:

Connor Sundquist (2-1-3)
Josh Blanchard (0-3-3)
Josh Latta (1-0-1)
Jared Turcotte (0-1-1)
Marcus Mitchell (0-1-1)
Grayson Constable (1-0-1)
Carson Bolduc (1-0-1)
Elijiah Barriga (0-1-1)
Carter Cochrane (1-0-1)
Riley Hayles (0-1-1)

Trevin Kozlowski (0-1 Record)

Salmon Arm has the leagues 9th best powerplay:

The Silverbacks have the leagues 17th best penalty kill

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