Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Game Preview: Vernon @ Prince George:

Vernon (21-13-3-2) @ Prince George (19-16-2-2) 7pm

Tonight is the first of two regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Prince George Spruce Kings. The two teams split the season series 1-1 last season.

Last Game:

Saturday, January 7th Vernon defeated Penticton 4-2
Sunday, January 8th Prince George defeated Nanaimo 4-1

Next Game:

Friday, January 13th Salmon Arm @ Vernon
Friday, January 13th Chilliwack @ Prince George

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 40-20-2-4 vs Prince George

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Prince George 263-186

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 15-6-2-4 at home vs. Prince George

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 17-11-0-1 in Prince George

The Vipers are 5-4-1-0 in their last ten games vs Prince George

The Vipers are 6-3-1-0 in their last ten home games vs Prince George

The Vipers are 6-4-0-0 in their last ten games in Prince George

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Prince George was a 5-3 victory on Saturday, January 9th 2015

The Spruce Kings last regular season win in Vernon was a 4-3 victory on Saturday, October 10th 2015

The Vipers last regular season win in Prince George was a 6-3 victory on Wednesday, February 3rd 2016

The Spruce Kings last regular season win at home vs. Vernon was a 3-0 victory on Friday, October 4th 2013

Here's a look at the season series vs Prince George

January 11th Vernon @ Prince George
January 29th Prince George @ Vernon

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 21-13-3-2 Vernon Vipers make their first and only regular season visit to the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena, are coming off a 4-2 victory in Penticton Saturday. Tonight is the third and final game of a three game road trip. Tonight is the first of two regular season meetings with the Spruce Kings before the teams will meet for a final time this season on the 29th in Vernon. The Vipers come into action tonight, having won four straight are unbeaten in their last eight games (6 wins & 2 ties). The Vipers last regulation loss was a 3-1 loss in Penticton December 7th. The Vipers have atleast a point in six of their last seven road games. Vernon sits 2nd in the Interior Division are five points up on 3rd place Trail and twelve points back of Division leading Penticton.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Steven Jandric (18-13-31) leads the team in goals with eighteen & in points with thirty one.

Vernon Vipers 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 39
Wins: 21
Losses: 13
Ties: 2
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 11-3-1-0
Road Record: 10-10-2-2
Overtime Record: 1-3-2
Record vs Interior Division: 13-6-1-2
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 8-7-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 18-5-1-1
When the opponents score first: 3-8-2-1
Leading after the 1st period: 15-2-1-0
Tied after the 1st period: 4-5-2-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 2-6-0-2
Leading after the 2nd period: 18-1-2-1
Tied after the 2nd period: 2-1-1-0
Trailing after the 2nd period: 1-10-0-1
Out shooting opponents: 16-5-2-2
Out shot by opponents: 5-6-1-0
One goal games: 8-1-3-2
Goals for: 124
Goals against: 112
Standings: 2nd Place
Win-loss streak: Unbeaten in eight games
Longest winning streak: Three game winning streak (Twice)
Longest losing streak: Three game losing streak (Twice)

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

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

Vernon Vipers departed & traded players from last years team:

Charley Michalowski (96)
Christian Cakebread (97)
Nicholas Rasovic (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 Prince George last year:


Vernon's road record vs Prince George last year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Prince George last year:

Odeen Tufto (1-2-3)
Bo Pellah (0-3-3)
Colton McCarthy (2-0-2)
Mac Ferner (0-2-2)
Mitchell Oliver (1-1-2)
Ben Butcher (2-0-2)
Christian Cakebread (2-0-2)
Callum Volpe (1-1-2)
Riley Brandt (0-1-1)
Brett Stapley (0-1-1)
Charley Michalowski (0-1-1)
Jagger Williamson (0-1-1)
Liam Finlay (0-1-1)
Joe Sacco (0-1-1)
Jimmy Lambert (0-1-1)
Steven Jandric (0-1-1)

Andrew Shortridge (1-0 Record)
Brendan Barry (0-1 Record)

Vernon has the leagues 9th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 3rd best penalty kill

Let's take a look at the Prince George Spruce Kings:

The 19-16-2-2 Prince George Spruce Kings return home after a three game road trip. Tonight is the first of a three game home stand. PG has won three of their last five home games. The Spruce Kings won one of the three games on their Coastal road trip over the weekend, were outscored 15-9 in the three games. Prince George has won three of their last five and five of their last ten games. The Spruce Kings sit 3rd in the Mainland Division are one point up on 4th place Langley, are thirteen points back of 2nd place Chilliwack.

Prince George Spruce Kings Roster:

Brett Mennear (20-37-57) leads the team in goals with twenty & in points with fifty seven.

Prince George Spruce Kings 2016-17 regular season stats:

Games Played: 39
Wins: 19
Losses: 16
Ties: 2
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 14-8-1-2
Road Record: 5-8-1-0
Goals for: 150
Goals against: 135
Standings: 3rd Place (Mainland Division)
Streak: One game winning streak

Prince George Spruce Kings Returning Players:

Tanner Campbell (97)
Jarod Hovde (97)
Kyle Johnson (98)
Parker Colley (97)
Adam Burnett (96)

Prince George Spruce Kings departed and traded players from last years team:

Nick Guerra (96)
Dante Raposo (97)
Cavin Tilsley (97)
Connor Logan (96)
Nic Ponak (96)
Jordan Funk (97)
Braiden Epp (96)
Alex Stoley (96)
Colton Sandberg (97)
Ryan Fritz (96)
Matthew Stief (96)
Stephen Penner (95)
Cooper Prechel (97)
Joseph Mcleod (97)
Liam McCloskey (98)

Prince George's home record vs Vernon last year:


Prince George's road record vs Vernon last year:


Prince George Spruce Kings scoring leaders vs Vernon last year:

Matthew Stief (0-3-3)
Rylan Betchtel (0-2-2)
Braiden Epp (1-1-2)
Cooper Prechel (1-1-2)
Corey Hoffman (1-1-2)
Nic Ponak (1-1-2)
Kyle Johnson (0-2-2)
Alex Stoley (0-1-1)
Adam Bbrubacher (1-0-1)
Cavin Tilsley (1-1-2)
Penner Stephen (1-0-1)
Colton Sandberg (0-1-1)

Liam McCloskey (1-0 Record)
Joseph McLeod (0-1 Record)

Prince George has the leagues 11th best powerplay:

The Spruce Kings have the leagues 6th best penalty kill

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