Saturday, December 17, 2016

Game Preview: Vernon @ Trail:

Vernon (17-13-3-2) @ Trail (16-16-3-0) 7pm

Tonight is the fourth of seven regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Trail Smoke Eaters. The Vipers lead the season series 2-1

Last Game:

Friday, December 16th Vernon tied Merritt 3-3
Wednesday, December 14th Penticton defeated Trail 4-3 in overtime

Next Game:

Thursday, December 29th Salmon Arm @ Vernon
Thursday, December 29th Trail @ West Kelowna

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 72-19-1-3 vs Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 411-228

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 36-7-0-2 at home vs. Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 29-10-1-1 in Trail

The Vipers are 9-1-0-0 in their last ten home games vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers are 8-2-0-0 in their last ten road games vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Trail was a 6-2 victory on Saturday, December 10th 2016

The Smoke Eaters last regular season win in Vernon was a 4-3 victory on Friday, October 21st 2016

The Vipers last regular season win in Trail was a 2-1 victory on Saturday, October 22nd 2016

The Smoke Eaters last regular season win at home vs. Vernon was a 6-3 victory on Wednesday, December 16th 2015

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 17-13-3-2 Vernon Vipers make their second of three regular season visits to the Cominco Arena are coming off a 3-3 tie in Merritt Friday. The last time the Vipers were in Trail Vernon won 2-1 October 22nd. The Vipers have won eight of their last ten games in Trail. Tonight is the second game of a two game road trip and the final game before the Christmas break. The Vipers have atleast a point in four of their last five road games have tied their last two games away from home. Vernon has atleast a point in four of their last five games and atleast a point in eight of their last ten games. The Vipers sit 2nd in the Division are six points up on 4th place West Kelowna and four points up on 3rd place Trail but eighteen points back of Division leading Penticton.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Steven Jandric (17-12-29) leads the team in goals with seventeen & in points with twenty nine.

Riley Brandt played in 36 games in parts of two seasons with the Smoke Eaters (2012-2014)

Vernon Vipers 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 35
Wins: 17
Losses: 13
Ties: 2
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 10-3-1-0
Road Record: 7-10-2-2
Overtime Record: 1-3-2
Record vs Interior Division: 9-6-1-2
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 8-7-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 14-5-1-1
When the opponents score first: 3-8-2-1
Leading after the 1st period: 11-2-1-0
Tied after the 1st period: 4-5-2-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 2-6-0-2
Leading after the 2nd period: 14-1-2-1
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: 3-6-1-0
One goal games: 5-1-3-2
Goals for: 113
Goals against: 106
Standings: 2nd Place
Win-loss streak: Unbeaten in four 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 Trail this year:


Vernon's road record vs Trail this year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Trail this year:

Riley Brandt (4-1-5)
Jagger Williamson (2-2-4)
Michael Ufberg (0-3-3)
Cooper Watson (2-1-3)
Jesse Lansdell (0-2-2)
Hunter Zandee (0-2-2)
Jimmy Lambert (1-1-2)
Sol Seibel (0-1-1)
Brett Stapley (0-1-1)
Chris Jandric (0-1-1)
Cameron Trott (0-1-1)
Ryan Brushett (0-1-1)
Christian Cakebread (0-1-1)
Niko Karamanis (0-1-1)
Luke Gingras (0-1-1)
Connor Clouston (1-0-1)
Steven Jandric (0-1-1)

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

Vernon has the leagues 7th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 5th best penalty kill

Let's take a look at the Trail Smoke Eaters:

The 16-16-3-0 Trail Smoke Eaters are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss in Penticton Wednesday, return home after a two game road trip where they went 0-2. Tonight is the fourth meeting of the season with the Vipers. This is the second meeting between these two teams within a week, after Trail lost 6-2 in Vernon last Saturday. The Smokies are 1-2 vs Vernon this season. The Smoke Eaters have lost three of their last five home games. Trail has lost three straight and three of their last five games. The Smokies have lost six of their last ten games. Trail sits 3rd in the Interior Division are two points up on West Kelowna and four points back of 2nd place Vernon.

Trail Smoke Eaters Roster:

Luke Santerno (23-20-43) leads the team in goals with twenty three and in points with fourty three.

Blaine Caton played 52 games for his hometown Vipers (2013-2015) before being released.

Zach Dyment was an affiliated player "AP" with the 2013-14 Vernon Vipers.

Trail Smoke Eaters 2016-17 regular season stats:

Games Played: 35
Wins: 16
Losses: 16
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 10-7-0-1
Road Record: 6-9-2-0
Goals for: 117
Goals against: 120
Standings: 3rd Place
Streak: Three game losing streak

Trail Smoke Eaters Returning Players:

Connor Brown-Maloski (96)
Ross Armour (98)
Blaine Caton (97)
Spencer McLean (98)
Kale Howarth (97)
Jeremy Lucchini (97)
Mitchell Stapley (97)
Linden Marshall (98)

Trail Smoke Eaters departed and traded players from last years team:

Harlan Orr (95)
Nick Halloran (97)
Kyle Star (95)
Max Newton (97)
Cooper Leitch (96)
Jake Kauppila (95)
John Laurito (96)
Bennett Morrison (96)
Nii Noi Tetteh (98)
Evan MacEachern (95)
Ryan Swanson (95)
Evan Korizis (96)
Cole Arcuri (96)
Cooper Sande (97)
Bailey MacBurnie (95)

Trail's home record vs Vernon this year:


Trail's road record vs Vernon this year:


Trail Smoke Eaters scoring leaders vs Vernon this year:

Kale Howarth (4-0-4)
Luke Santerno (0-3-3)
Joshua Laframboise (1-2-3)
Kyle Chernenkoff (1-1-2)
Ross Armour (0-1-1)
Tyson Slater (0-1-1)
Braeden Tuck (0-1-1)
Ryan Moon (1-0-1)
Troy Ring (0-1-1)

Linden Marshall (1-0 Record)
Zach Dyment (0-2 Record)

Trail has the leagues 5th best powerplay:

The Smoke Eaters have the leagues 14th best penalty kill

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