Friday, February 7, 2020

Game Preview: Nanaimo @ Vernon:

Nanaimo (30-16-2-2) @ Vernon (27-21-2-1) 7pm

Tonight is the second and final regular season meeting between the Vernon Vipers & Nanaimo Clippers. The Clippers lead the season series 1-0

Last Game:

Tuesday, February 4th Vernon defeated Merritt 6-3
Friday, January 31st Nanaimo defeated Alberni Valley 4-3

Next Game:

Sunday, February 9th Trail @ Vernon
Saturday, February 8th Nanaimo @ Chilliwack

Vernon's record & stats vs the Clippers since 2003

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 22-8-0-2 vs Nanaimo

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Nanaimo 111-91

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 15-0-0-1 at home vs Nanaimo

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 6-8-0-1 in Nanaimo

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012-13 Vernon is 1-0-0-0 vs Nanaimo at the Showcase

The Vipers are 7-3-0-0 in their last ten games vs Nanaimo

The Vipers are 10-0-0-0 in their last ten home games vs the Clippers

The Vipers are 5-4-0-1 in their last ten road games vs the Clippers

The Vipers last regular season win in Nanaimo was a 4-1 victory on Friday, January 25th 2019

The Clippers last regular season win at home vs Vernon was a 5-0 victory on Sunday, October 27th 2019

Nanaimo's last regular season win in Vernon was a 4-3 double overtime victory on Friday, January 16th 2009

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs Nanaimo was a 5-4 victory on Friday, February 15th 2019

Here's a look at this year's regular season series vs Nanaimo

October 27th Vernon @ Nanaimo: Clippers won 5-0
February 7th Nanaimo @ Vernon:

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 27-21-2-1 Defending Interior Division Champion Vernon Vipers are coming off a 6-3 victory Tuesday in Merritt. Tonight's the first game of a two game home stand. The Vipers have seven games remaining in the regular season, play five of there final seven games at home. Vernon has won five of there last seven home games. The Snakes have won three of there last five games, are 5-5 in there last ten games. Vernon sits 4th in the Interior division are three points ahead of 5th place Wenatchee and one point back of 3rd place Salmon Arm.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Matt Kowalski (24-27-51) leads the team lead in goals with twenty four & in points with fifty one

Matt Kowalski played parts of two seasons with the Clippers (2015-2017)

Vernon Vipers 2019-20 regular season stats:

Games Played: 51
Wins: 27
Losses: 21
Overtime Wins: 3
Overtime Losses: 2
Shootout Wins: 5
Shootout Losses: 1
Home Record: 13-10-1-0
Road Record: 14-11-1-1
Overtime Record: 3-2
Shootout Record: 6-1
Record vs Interior Division: 18-13-1-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 9-8-1-1
When the Vipers score first: 16-4-2-0
When the opponents score first: 11-16-0-1
Leading after the 1st period: 7-2-1-1
Tied after the 1st period: 15-6-1-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 5-12-0-0
Leading after the 2nd period: 17-1-1-0
Tied after the 2nd period: 6-4-1-1
Trailing after the 2nd period: 4-16-0-0
Out shooting opponents: 19-10-0-1
Out shot by opponents: 8-11-2-0
One goal games: 12-7-2-1
Goals for: 147
Goals against: 152
Standings: 4th Place (Interior Division) 
Win-loss Streak: One game winning 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 1-1-0-0

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 Nanaimo this year:


Vernon's road record vs Nanaimo this year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Nanaimo this year:

Reilly Herbst 0-1 Record

Let's take a look at the Nanaimo Clippers:

The 30-16-2-2 Nanaimo Clippers make there first and only regular season visit to Kal Tire Place, are coming off a 4-3 victory January 31st over the visiting Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Tonight's the first game of a three game road trip, where Nanaimo has lost five straight away from home, have one win in there last eleven road games. Tonight is the second and final regular season meeting of the season vs the Vipers, with the Clippers leading the season series 1-0. The last time these two teams met, the Shipmen won 5-0 October 27th in Nanaimo. The Clippers haven't won in Vernon since a 4-3 double overtime win January 16th 2009. The Clippers have won back to back games, have won three of there last five, but lost six of there last ten. Nanaimo sits 2nd in the Coastal division are eight points ahead of 3rd place Powell River and nine points back of division leading Cowichan.

Nanaimo Clippers Roster:

Joshua Bourne (22-25-47) leads the team in goals with twenty two & in points with forty seven

Ethan Scardinia Played one game as an "AP" with the 2016-17 Vernon Vipers

Clippers Head Coach-GM Darren Naylor Played parts of one season with the 1989-90 Vernon Lakers

Nanaimo Clippers 2019-20 regular season stats:

Games Played: 50
Wins: 30
Losses: 16
Overtime Losses: 2
Shootout Losses: 2
Home Record: 20-4-1-1
Road Record: 10-12-1-1
Goals for: 153
Goals against: 117
Standings: 2nd Place (Island Division)

Nanaimo Clippers Returning Players:

Tyler Williams (00)
Ethan Scardina (00)
Kyler Kovich (02)
Joshua Bourne (99)
Zack Dallazanna (00)
Robby Drazner (00)
Aiden Hansen-Bukata (99)
Devon Mussio (99)
Jordan Naylor (00)

Nanaimo Clippers departed and traded players from last years team:

Matthew Mosher (00)
Jonathan Stein (99)
Hunor Torzsok (00)
Sammy Steele (00)
Connor Wetsch (02)
Marcus Mitchell (98)
Gunnar Wegleitner (98)
MacKenzie Merriman (00)
Thomas Samuelsen (99)
Daniel Gatenby (98)
Jordan Dawson (98)
Isiah Hendricks (00)
Carter Stephenson (98)
Landon Pavlisin (99)

Nanaimo's home record vs Vernon this year:


Nanaimo's road record vs Vernon this year:


Nanaimo Clippers scoring leaders vs Vernon this year:

Ethan Scardina (1-1-2)
Robby Drazner (0-2-2)
Kyler Kovich (1-1-2)
Aiden Hansen-Bukata (0-2-2)
Travis Walton (1-0-1)
Cade Cavallini (1-0-1)
Tim Washe (0-1-1)
Zack Dallazanna (0-1-1)
Trevor LaDonne (0-1-1)
Liam Ryan (0-1-1)
Steven Agriogianis (1-0-1)

Zachary Bennett 1-0 Record-1 shutout


Marty said...

This was an entertaining game but again Vernon fell short. The Vipers were coming on strong late in the third period but it would be nice to see that desperation or sense of urgency a little earlier in the game.

I was thinking about Mr Glen saying he wanted a "fast paced/quick transition team". I believe we have the speed & enough skill to be successful but think we fall short on the quick transition. Our defensemen constantly over handle the puck, choosing to make an extra D to D pass or a back pass instead of passing the puck up immediately and trying to catch opposing players behind the play. This delay allows the other team to get into defensive mode, pick up their checking assignments and forces the Vipers offense to play 5 on 5. We see very few odd man rushes into the offensive zone now. This used to be a Viper strength and is certainly what makes the Penticton Vees successful. Quite simply, a quick transition team creates more scoring chances and a better chance of success. Am I right in what I see?

Anonymous said...

Can you move this comment from "Nanaimo 3 Vernon 2" thread?

vipersdiehardfan said...

I can delete your comment or the best I can do is copy and paste it, and put it in another thread but it would come up under "vipersdiehardfan" I could change my name to "Anonymous" copy and paste it and put it in another thread. You can also copy and paste it and paste it in another thread.