Saturday, March 18, 2023

Game Preview: Trail @ Vernon:

Trail 19-26-3-3 @ Vernon 25-20-2-4 7pm

Tonight is the fifth and final regular season meeting between the Vernon Vipers & Trail Smoke Eaters. The Vipers lead the season series 3-1

Vernon's record & stats vs the Smoke Eaters since 2002

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 93-27-1-4-1 vs Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 530-299

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 48-9-0-3-0 at home vs. Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 38-16-1-1-1 in Trail

The Vipers are 8-1-1-0 in their last ten home games vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers are 8-1-0-0-1 in their last ten road games vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Trail was a 6-1 victory on Friday, March 17th 2023

The Smoke Eaters last regular season win in Vernon was a 3-2 overtime victory on Monday, Febraury 20th 2023

The Vipers last regular season win in Trail was a 3-1 victory on Saturday, February 25th 2023

The Smoke Eaters last regular season win at home vs. Vernon was a 5-1 victory on Friday, January 17th 2020

Here's a look at the regular season series vs Trail

February 3rd Vernon @ Trail: Vipers won 4-1
February 20th Trail @ Vernon: Smoke Eaters won 3-2 overtime 
February 25th Vernon @ Trail: Vipers won 3-1
March 17th Trail @ Vernon: Vipers won 6-1
March 18th Trail @ Vernon:

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 25-20-2-4 Vernon Vipers are coming off a 6-1 win over the visiting Trail Smoke Eaters on Friday. Tonight's the fifth and final regular season meeting vs the Smokies. Vernon is 3-1 vs Trail this season. Tonight's the final regular season home game. The Vipers have won eleven of their last fifteen home games. Vernon has three regular season games remaining before playoffs. The Vipers have won four of their last five games and seven of their last ten games. Vernon sits 6th in the Interior Division are tied in points with Prince George.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Vernon Vipers Scoring Leaders:

Lee Parks (21-24-45)

Walker Erickson played 31 games with the 2019-20 Trail Smoke Eaters

Vernon Vipers 2022-23 Record/Stats:

Games Played: 51
Wins: 25
Losses: 20
Overtime Wins: 2
Overtime Losses: 2
Shootout Wins: 2
Shootout Losses: 4
Overtime Record: 2-2
Shootout Record: 2-4
Home Record: 17-6-1-2
Road Record: 8-14-1-2
When the Vipers score first: 16-7
When the opponents score first: 9-19
Leading after the 1st period: 13-3
Tied after the 1st period: 9-10
Trailing after the 1st period: 3-13
Leading after the 2nd period: 18-1
Tied after the 2nd period: 3-4
Trailing after the 2nd period: 4-21
Out shooting opponents: 13-4
Out shot by opponents: 12-21
One goal games: 11-10
Goals for: 143
Goals against: 157
Record in September: 0-3
Record in October: 6-4
Record in November: 3-6
Record in December: 5-3
Record in January: 3-5
Record in February: 4-4
Record in March 4-1
Record vs Interior Division: 18-23
Record vs Coastal Division: 7-3
Longest winning streak: Four games
Longest losing streak: Three games
Standings: 6th Place Interior Division

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Max Borovinskiy 04
Reagan Milburn 03
Luke Pakulak 03
Seiya Tanaka-Campbell 03
Luke Ashton 05
Griffen Barr 02
Anthony Cliche 03
Ayden Third 02
Roan Clarke 03
Ethan David 03

Vernon Vipers departed & traded players from last years team:

Luke Buss 03
JoJo Tanaka-Campbell 03
Jack Glen 01
Matthew Culling 01
Luke Lavery 04
Tyler Chan 05
Cameron MacDonald 02
Ryan Shostak 01
Copeland Fricker 03
Zack Tonelli 02
Cade McNelly 01
Talon Zakall 02
Nicholas Kent 01
Liam Cavan 02

Vernon's home record vs Trail:


Vernon's road record vs Trail:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Trail:

Hank Cleaves (4-3-7)
Luke Pakulak (3-3-6)
Lee Parks (1-4-5)
Griffen Barr (1-3-4)
Reagan Milburn (1-3-4)
Walker Erickson (2-1-3)
Isaac Tremblay (2-1-3)
Dylan Compton (1-1-2)
Thomas Tien (0-2-2)
Jonathan Horn (0-2-2)
Ethan Merner (0-1-1)
Anson McMaster (0-1-1)
Julian Facchinelli (0-1-1)
Seiya Tanaka-Campbell (0-1-1)
Anthony Cliche (0-1-1)

Ethan David (1-1 Record)
Roan Clarke (2-0 Record)

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

The 19-26-3-3 Trail Smoke Eaters make their third and final regular season visit to Kal Tire Place, are coming off a 6-1 loss Friday in Vernon. Tonight's the second game of back to back games in Vernon and the second game of a four game road trip. The Smoke Eaters have lost eleven of their last thirteen road games. Trail has three games remaining in the regular season before facing the Penticton Vees in the 1st round of the BCHL playoffs. Trail has lost eighteen of their last twenty three games. The Smokies have lost three of their last five games and seven of their last ten games. Trail sits 8th in the Interior Division.

Trail Smoke Eaters Roster:

Trail Smoke Eaters Scoring Leaders:

Brady Hunter (16-42-58)

Nicholas Remissong played 37 games with the 2020-21 & 2021-22 Vernon Vipers

Trail Assistant Coach Dallas Calvin played with the 2013-14 Vernon Vipers

Trail Smoke Eaters Record/Stats:

Games Played: 51
Wins: 19
Losses: 26
Overtime Losses: 3
Shootout Losses: 3
Home Record: 13-12-1-1
Road Record: 6-14-2-2
Goals for: 154
Goals against: 205
Standings: 8th Place Interior Conference

Trail Smoke Eaters Returning Players:

Dawson Ridge 04
Josh Schenk 04
Brady Hunter 02
Adam Parsons 03
Nicholas Remissong 02
Ethan Warrener 03
Ethan Willoughby 02
Jordan Hendry 02
Evan Bushy 02

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

Corey Cunningham 01
Connor Michaud 02
Zach Michaelis 02
Christian Lowe 02
Coalson Wolford 01
Charlie Strobel 01
Quinn Disher 03
Teddy Lagerback 01
Joshua Orrico 03
Joel Barton 03
Cameron Moger 02
Kabore Dunn 01
Evan Fradette 01
Mason Dunsford 03
Cole Tisdale 02

Trail's regular season home record vs Vernon:


Trail's regular season road record vs Vernon:


Trail Smoke Eaters scoring leaders vs Vernon:

Brady Hunter (1-3-4)
Josh Schenk (3-0-3)
Adam Marshall (1-1-2)
Nicholas Remissong (0-2-2)
Adam Parsons (0-2-2)
Mathieu Cobetto-Roy (0-1-1)
Ethan Mann (0-1-1)
Evan Bushy (1-0-1)
Ethan Warrener (0-1-1)

Keegan Maddocks (0-1 Record)
Teagan Kendrick (1-2 Record)


vipersdiehardfan said...

How will the Vipers do tonight?

Make your predictions, Who will win and what will be the final score?

ron said...

Lets try 6-2 again...boys looked sharp last night.

vipersdiehardfan said...

Thanks for your predictions ron. I wish you would leave some comments after every game. I'd love to hear your thoughts and opinion from the Vipers games. I like to hear other fans comments/opinions from the games. Thanks for visiting my blog.

ron said...

OK Diehard....we went thinking that the Vipers would be on fire due to the log jam between five teams. It didnt look that way at all. Very flat game with little passing skills. The puck seemed to be jumping over sticks and both teams could not complete any rushing attempts. Neither team looked to have any real desire to push the play. It was a chippy game and the refs called it fairly. However there were at least 5-6 missed offside calls and some of them by alot. The Vipers have been playing at a high level these past few weeks and everyone has a down game now and then . A win is a win and it was still fun to watch. Third place and seventh place are both possible next weekend. Both goalies deserved stars. Viper scoring will have to be spread throughout four lines for them to progress in the playoffs. Ive said this before, this Viper team is very large and punishing and many teams will want to avoid them in a seven game series. GO VIPERS