Saturday, February 29, 2020

Game 1 Preview: Vernon @ Wenatchee:

Vernon (30-24-2-2) @ Wenatchee (30-23-4-1) 7:05pm

The Vipers & Wild meet for a third time in franchise history. The Vipers eliminated the Wild in six games last season to win the Interior division championship for a seventeenth time in franchise history. Tonight is the seventh meeting of the season between the Vernon Vipers & Wenatchee Wild. The Vipers won the regular season series 4-2

Last Game:

Saturday, February 22nd West Kelowna defeated Vernon 6-5 shootout
Saturday, February 22nd Penticton defeated Wenatchee 4-3 overtime

Next Game:

Game 2 Sunday, March 1st Vernon @ Wenatchee

Vernon's record & stats vs the Wild since 2015

Since the 2015-16 regular season Vernon is 10-12-0-0 vs Wenatchee

Since the 2015-16 regular season Vernon is 6-5-0-0 at home vs Wenatchee

Since the 2015-16 regular season Vernon is 4-5-0-0 in Wenatchee

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012-13 Vernon is 0-2-0-0 vs Wenatchee at the Showcase

Since the 2015-16 regular season Wenatchee has outscored Vernon 70-64

The Wilds last regular season win in Vernon was a 5-4 victory on Saturday, December 1st 2018

The Wilds last regular season win at home over Vernon was a 5-2 victory on Friday, February 14th 2020

The Vipers last regular season win in Wenatchee was a 3-2 shootout victory on Saturday, September 14th 2019

The Vipers last regular season win at home over Wenatchee was a 4-3 victory Wednesday, January 29th 2020

Here's a look at the previous two playoff matchup's vs Wenatchee

2017-18 Interior division semifinals: Wild won series 5-1
2018-19 Interior division finals: Vipers won series 4-1

Here's a look at this years regular season series vs Wenatchee: 

September 13th Vernon @ Wenatchee: Wild won 2-1
September 14th Vernon @ Wenatchee: Vipers won 3-2 shootout
December 7th Wenatchee @ Vernon:  Vipers won 6-4
January 5th Wenatchee @ Vernon: Vipers won 7-3
January 29th Wenatchee @ Vernon: Vipers won 4-3
February 14th Vernon @ Wenatchee: Wild won 5-2

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 30-24-2-2 Defending Interior Division Champion Vernon Vipers make there fourth visit of the season to the Town Toyota Centre, are coming off a 6-5 shootout loss February 22nd in West Kelowna to end the 2019-20 regular season. The Vipers ended the regular season on a two game losing streak. The last time the Snakes were in Wenatchee, the hometown Wild won 5-2 February 14th. Vernon won four of the six regular season meeting vs the Wild. The Vipers have lost three of there last five games and went 5-4-0-1 in there last ten. Vernon finished the regular season 5th in the Interior division one point back of both Wenatchee and Salmon Arm. 

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Matt Kowalski (26-35-61) leads the team lead in goals with twenty six & in points with sixty one

Nicholas Kent played with the 2017-18 Wenatchee Wild

Vernon Vipers 2019-20 regular season stats:

Games Played: 58
Wins: 30
Losses: 24
Overtime Wins: 3
Overtime Losses: 2
Shootout Wins: 5
Shootout Losses: 2
Home Record: 16-12-1-0
Road Record: 14-12-1-2
Overtime Record: 3-2
Shootout Record: 6-2
Record vs Interior Division: 21-15-1-1
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 9-9-1-1
When the Vipers score first: 17-6-2-0
When the opponents score first: 13-17-0-2
Leading after the 1st period: 9-3-1-1
Tied after the 1st period: 16-6-1-1
Trailing after the 1st period: 5-14-0-0
Leading after the 2nd period: 19-1-1-0
Tied after the 2nd period: 7-4-1-1
Trailing after the 2nd period: 4-19-0-1
Out shooting opponents: 22-12-0-2
Out shot by opponents: 8-12-2-0
One goal games: 12-8-2-2
Goals for: 174
Goals against: 178
Standings: 5th Place (Interior Division) 
Win-loss Streak: Two game losing streak
Longest winning streak: Seven games
Longest losing streak: Four games
Vipers record in September: 3-3-0-0
Vipers record in October: 7-4-0-0 
Vipers record in November 5-5-1-1
Vipers record in December 5-3-0-0
Vipers record in January 6-5-1-0
Vipers record in February 4-4-0-1

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Matt Kowalski (99)
Ben Helgeson (00)
Ben Sanderson (00)
Logan Cash (00)
Landon Fuller (99)
Connor Marritt (99)
Trey Taylor (02)
Max Palaga (00)

Vernon Vipers departed & traded players from last years team:

Jagger Williamson (98)
Jesse Lansdell (98)
Tyler Ho (00)
Josh Latta (98)
Elan Bar-Lev-Wise (01)
Teddy Wooding (99)
Nicholas Cherkowski (00) 
Brendan Kim (00)
Lane Zablocki (98)
Coleton Bilodeau (00)
Michael Young (98)
Will Dow-Kenny (00)
Jack Judson (00)
Carver Watson (98)
Aidan Porter (99)
Bradley Cooper (99)

Vernon's home record vs Wenatchee this year:


Vernon's road record vs Wenatchee this year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Wenatchee this year:

Dawson Holt (5-2-7)
Cameron MacDonald (4-2-6)
Matt Kowalski (3-2-5)
Connor Marritt (0-4-4)
Hunter Donohoe (0-4-4)
Landon Fuller (1-3-4)
Jo Jo Tanaka-Campbell (1-3-4)
Ben Helgeson (1-2-3)
Ryan Shostak (0-3-3)
Jackson Caller (1-1-2)
Trey Taylor (0-2-2)
Brett Fudger (1-1-2)
Logan Cash (1-1-2)
Nicholas Kent (0-2-2)
Christian Felton (1-1-2)
Keigo Hachisuka (0-1-1)
Colby Feist (1-0-1)
Jack Glen (1-0-1)
Connor Sleeth (0-1-1)

Reilly Herbst (1-1 Record)
Max Palaga (1-1 Record)
Keegan Karki (1-0 Record)

Let's take a look at the Wenatchee Wild:

The 30-23-4-1 Wenatchee Wild are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss February 22nd in Penticton to end the BCHL regular season. The Wild lost both of there final regular season games in the Peach City to end the regular season. The Wild and Vipers meet in the playoffs for a third time in franchise history. The Wild have won seven of there last nine home games. The Wild finished the regular season winning there of there final five games and seven of there final ten. Wenatchee finished the regular season 4th in the Interior division were tied in points with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks who clinched 3rd place.

Brian Adams (19-18-37) leads the team in goals with nineteen, while Nick Cafarelli (17-23-40) leads the team in points with forty

Wenatchee Wild 2019-20 regular season stats:

Games Played: 58
Wins: 30
Losses: 23
Overtime Losses: 4
Shootout Losses: 1
Home Record: 18-10-0-1
Road Record: 12-13-4-0
Goals for: 184
Goals against: 183
Standings: 4th Place (Interior Division) 

Wenatchee Wild Returning Players:

Brian Adams (99)
Hunter Hastings (02)
Matt Dorsey (99)
Trevor Griebel (01)
Dylan Herzog (01)
Drake Usher (00)
Sam Morton (99)

Wenatchee Wild departed and traded players from last years team:

Murphy Stratton (99)
PJ Fletcher (01)
Cristophe Tellier (00)
Lucas Sowder (98)
Josh Arnold (99)
Matt Gosiewski (98)
Marko Reifenberger (99)
Cristophe Fillion (00)
AJ Hodges (01)
Nathan Iannone (98)
Blake Bargar (98)
Chad Sasaki (98)
Brandon Koch (99)
Avery Winslow (02)
Jacob Modry (99)
Nikolai Lyssogor (99)
Cal Sundquist (01)
Austin Park (98)

Wenatchee's home record vs Vernon this year:


Wenatchee's road record vs Vernon this year:


Wenatchee Wild scoring leaders vs Vernon this year:

Sam Morton (1-4-5)
Tanner Main (0-5-5)
Drew Bavaro (1-4-5)
Brett Chorske (3-1-4)
Noah Lugli (1-3-4)
Trevor Griebel (0-3-3)
Matt Dorsey (0-3-3)
Dylan Herzog (1-2-3)
Tyler Young (1-2-3)
Jack Bayless (2-0-2)
Brian Adams (2-0-2)
Ethan Wolthers (2-0-2)
Quinn Emerson (2-0-2)
Harrison Scott (1-1-2)
Nick Cafarelli (1-1-2)
Jarrett Overland (0-1-1)
Nicholas Chmelevski (0-1-1)
Hunter Hastins (1-0-1)
Scott Harrison (0-1-1)
Luke Ormsby (0-1-1)

Daniel Chenard (2-4 Record)

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