Saturday, October 25, 2014

Game Preview: Vernon @ Penticton:

Vernon (7-4-0-1) @ Penticton (11-1-0-0) 6pm

Tonight is the second of seven regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Penticton Vees.  Penticton defeated Vernon 3-1 on the 17th in Vernon lead the season series 1-0.  You can listen to tonight's game live with Graham Turnbull starting with the pre-game show at 5:45pm on 107.5 Kiss FM.

Last Game:

Friday, October 24th Vernon defeated Merritt 4-2
Thursday, October 23rd Penticton defeated Prince george 3-2 in overtime

Next Game:

Saturday, November 1st Merritt @ Vernon
Sunday, October 26th Penticton @ Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 405-223-20-18

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 222-92-11-10 at home

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 183-121-9-8 on the road

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 38-31-2-6 vs. Penticton

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Penticton 232-225

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 20-12-1-1 at home vs. Penticton

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 15-15-1-2 in Penticton

Vernon is 2-6-0-2 in their last ten visits to Penticton

Penticton is 6-4-0-0 in their last ten visits to Vernon

The Vipers are 4-5-0-1 in their last ten games vs. Penticton

Vernon's last win at home vs Penticton was a 4-3 victory on Saturday, February 22nd 2014

Penticton's last win at the Kal Tire Place was a 3-1 victory on Friday, October 17th 2014

Vernon's last win at the South Okanagan Events Centre was a 2-1 victory on Friday, February 14th 2014

Penticton's last win at home vs Vernon was a 5-2 victory on Wednesday, November 20th 2013

The Vipers went 3-3-0-1 vs Penticton last season

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The defending Interior Division Champion Vernon Vipers are coming off a 4-2 win over the visiting Merritt Centennials Friday.  Vernon sits in 2nd Place is seven points back of the Vees are a single point up on Trail, Merritt & Salmon Arm.  The Vipers have won back to back games and five of their last six.  Vernon is 3-1 away from home saw it's only loss in Merritt a 4-0 loss on October 3rd.  These same two teams will meet again in Vernon on November 14th.

Thomas Aldworth (8-3-11) leads the Vipers in goals with eight and in points with eleven

Graham Turnbull's Vernon Vipers Venom Blog,

http://vipersvenom1.blogspot.ca/

Vernon Vipers 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 13
Wins: 7
Losses: 4
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 4-3-0-1
Road Record: 3-1-0-0
Overtime Record: 1-1
Record vs Interior Division: 4-3-0-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 3-1-0-1
Record in September: 2-2-0-1
Record in October: 5-2-0-0
When the Vipers score first: 4-0-0-1
When the opponents score first: 3-4-0-0
Leading after 1st Period: 2-0-0-1
Tied after 1st Period: 2-0-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 3-4-0-0
Leading after 2nd Period: 3-0-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 3-0-0-0
Trailing after 2nd Period: 1-4-0-0
Out shooting Opponents: 6-3-0-0
Out shot by Opponents: 1-1-0-1
One goal games: 3-0-0-1
Goals For: 36
Goals Against: 37
Place: 2nd Place
Streak: Two game winning streak

Vernon has the leagues 16th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 7th best penalty kill

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

TJ Dumonceaux (94)
Danny Todosychuk (94)
Riley Guenther (94)
Kenny Citron (95)
Liam Coughlin (94)

Vernon Vipers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Dexter Dancs (95)
Michael McNicholas (94)
Brett Mulcahy (93)
Demico Hannoun (95)
Jared Wilson (94)
Colton Sparrow (93)
Mason Blacklock (94)
Josh Bryan (93)
Brendan Persley (93)
Logan Mick (96)
Ryan Renz (93)
Michael Statchuk (94)
Tyler Povelofskie (96)
Matty Saharchuk (95)
Austin Smith (93)
Dylan Chanter (95)

Vernon’s Home record vs Penticton this season:

0-1-0-0

Vernon’s Road record vs Penticton this season:

0-0-0-0

Vernon’s scoring leaders vs Penticton this season:

Liam Coughlin (0-1-1)
TJ Dumonceaux (0-1-1)
Thomas Aldworth (1-0-1)

Jarrod Schamerhorn (0-1 Record)



Lets take a look at the Penticton Vees:

The defending Interior Division Pennant Winning Penticton Vees are coming off a 3-2 overtime win in Prince George Thursday have won eight straight and sit atop the BCHL standings at 11-1.  Penticton's lone loss of the season was a 5-0 loss in Merritt on September 27th.  Fred Harbinson is looking for career win #300 as Head Coach-GM of the Penticton Vees.  The Vees took the opening game of this series after a 3-1 win in Vernon last weekend.  Penticton has given up the least amount of goals this season with 24.  The Vees are undefeated at home with a 5-0 record.  Tonight is the first of two games this weekend as Penticton travels to Salmon Arm tomorrow afternoon.  Hunter Miska is second in the league with a 9-1 record and a 1.81 GAA 

Demico Hannoun played 47 games in Vernon last season collecting (15-29-44) in his only season with the Vipers before being traded to Surrey in the off season. Hannoun is third in team scoring with ten points (8-5-13).

Demico Hannoun (8-5-13) leads the Vees in goals with eight, while Tyson Jost (7-8-15) leads the team in points with fifteen.

Fraser Rodgers Three Vees blog,

http://pentictonvees.wordpress.com/

Penticton Vees 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 12
Wins: 11
Losses: 1
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 5-0-0-0
Road Record: 6-1-0-0
Goals For: 47
Goals Against: 24
Place: 1st Place (Overall)
Streak: Eight game winning streak

Penticton has the leagues 14th best powerplay

The Vees have the leagues 9th best penalty kill

Penticton Vees Returning Players:

Riley Alferd (95)
Steen Cooper (95)
Cody DePourcq (95)
Jarod Hilderman (97)
Jack Ramsey (95)
Matthew Serratore (94)
Patrick Sexton (94)
Hunter Miska (95)

Penticton Vees Departing & traded players from last years team:

Brad McClure (93)
Brett Beauvais (94)
Nicolas Pierog (93)
Ben Dalpe (94)
Max Coatta (94)
Travis Blanleil (94)
Erik Benoit (93)
Paul Stoykewych (95)
Cam Amantea (94)
Alexandre Coulombe (95)
Shane McColgan (93)
Christopher Rygus (93)
Josh Blanchard (96)
Olivier Mantha (93)

Penticton’s Home record vs. Vernon this season:

0-0-0-0

Penticton’s Road record vs. Vernon this season:

1-0-0-0

Penticton’s scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Demico Hannoun (2-0-2)
Dante Fabbro (0-2-2)
Patrick Newell (0-1-1)
Matthew Serratore (1-0-1)
Tyson Jost (0-1-1)
Lewis-Zerter Gossage (0-1-1)
Riley Alfred (0-1-1)

Hunter Miska (1-0 Record)

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

http://www.bchl.ca/leagues/stats_1team.cfm?leagueID=2393&clientID=1413&teamid=224096

Penticton Vees:

http://www.bchl.ca/leagues/stats_1team.cfm?leagueID=2393&clientID=1413&teamid=224101

Friday, October 24, 2014

Vernon 4 Merritt 2

For anyone who could not attend or watch tonight’s Vipers game here are my thoughts and views from tonight’s game. You may agree or disagree but we all have our own view and opinion on any game we watch. This is my opinion and my thoughts on how I saw tonight’s game. I try to be unbiased and give a fare recap on both sides. Thanks for stopping by & visiting my blog.

I was at tonight's Vipers-Centennials game as Vernon defeated Merritt 4-2 in front of 2,075 fans at Kal Tire Place.

Starting Goaltenders:

Vernon: Jarrod Schamerhorn
Merritt: Anthony Pupplo

1st Period: The Vipers come out with a hard working forecheck off the opening faceoff, had the Cents hemmed in their own end.  Moving the puck around down low the Vipers setup Blaine Caton in front about a minute and a half into the game but couldnt beat Anthony Pupplo on a good scoring chance early for Vernon.  The Centennials would open the scoring fairly early off a Viper turnover deep in the defensive zone.  Merritt's leading scorer John Schiavo beat Jarrod Schamerhorn fivehole from the slot put the Cents up 1-0 at 5:52 Schiavo's goal was unassisted on a goal I think Schamerhorn would like back.  Less then two minutes later Tyler Chavez Leech making his Viper debut tonight come very close to tying the game but hit the post.  On the next shift Vernon would get the games first powerplay.  The Vipers struggled with the man advantage couldnt tie the game as Merritt killed off the minor.  With just over eight minutes remaining the Vipers come close to tying the game again.  A Vernon shot hit someone on it's way to the net as the puck was loose in the crease before a mad scramble the Vipers were unable to catch Anthony Pupplo out of position as the Centennials caught a break clearing the puck from harms way.  Vernon carried the better of the play, didnt get alot of scoring chances had the flow in play.  The Cents did get a few hard working shifts in the offensive zone didnt generate much offence in the opening period.  The Vipers would get their second powerplay of the evening that only lasted a minute long before Vernon would get called for their first penalty.  Both teams played four on four before Merritt would get a late powerplay, their first of the game.  With seconds remaining on the man advantage John Schiavo was stopped by Jarrod Schamerhorn before James Neil jumped on the rebound giving the Centennials a 2-0 lead at 17:47 Schiavo & Gavin Gould collected the helpers.  It was 2-0 Merritt after 20 minutes of play.  I thought the Vipers carried the better of the play but were down two goals.  Vernon didnt get alot of scoring chances had good sustained pressure on the Cents defence.  Merritt didnt see alot of action in the Vipers zone, capitalized on their chances.  The Cents with very few if any scoring chances other then the two goals.  Vernon with a good opening period played very well.  The Vipers outshot the Centennials 13-9.

2nd Period: The Cents with a hard working shift got off to a good start.  Merritt with a strong opening few minutes put all kinds of pressure on the Vipers getting lots of pucks to the net early.  Centennials captain Sam Johnson with a quick shot from the point forced Vipers starting goaltender Jarrod Schamerhorn to make a quick glove save keeping this a two goal game.  Vernon would get on the board in the opening minutes getting within a goal after some hard work by Thomas Aldworth.  Aldworth was able to hold onto the puck and fight off a Merritt defender on the way to the net on a parcial breakaway before beating Centennials Starting goaltender Anthony Pupplo at 4:33 Blaine Caton with the assist.  Just less then a minute later Vernon would get their third powerplay.  Johnn Coughlin with a shot from the point couldnt beat the quick glove of Pupplo.  Coughlin would later get another opportunity couldnt beat the Merritt goaltender with a backhand in close as the Cents would kill off the minor.  The Centennials carried the play early and often as it was all Merritt in the second frame.  Diego Cuglietta & Michael Ederer went in on a odd man rush, Cuglietta couldnt get past Luke Shiplo who made a nice defensive play to break up the Cents rush.  Jarrod Schamerhorn looked to be fighting the puck early got into a grove as the game went on and was very good in the 2nd period.  The Viper goaltender made several key saves in the second period keeping Vernon in the contest.  Brandon Duhaime was stopped twice by Schamerhorn.  The Vipers having all kinds of troubles coming out of their own end looked very sluggish in a very scrambled period.  Vernon had troubles passing, breaking out looked very disorganized.  The Centennials on the other hand were playing with alot of jump, forcing the Vipers into turnovers, coughing up the puck and making mistakes.  The Cents who were really skating hard, were forcing the issue this period with a good push.  Liam Coughlin alone in the slot looked to take an extra stride instead of shooting managed to get off a shot from the slot was stopped by Pupplo.  The Vipers would get three straight powerplays to finish the period and struggled.  Vernon's offence just couldnt get anything going this period, were unable to get a single shot on one PP.  The Centennials were able to kill off the first two and with a minute left Jagger Williamson had a great chance to tie the game somehow couldnt hit the open net on a wrap around.  The Vipers would get a late powerplay in the final minute and capitalize with seconds to go.  Blaine Caton with his first career BCHL goal on a goal mouth scramble tied the game at two at 19:51 Liam Coughlin with the assist.  It was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes of play.  Merritt come out hard and played very well getting several good opportunities.  The Cents with a real aggresive forecheck were strong on the puck, won most of the battles and forced Vernon into several turnovers-coughing up the puck.  Jarrod Schamerhorn was very good between the pipes for the Vipers keeping his club in the game.  Vernon looked sluggish, didnt seem to have any jump, looked slow, wernt skating, couldnt breakout of their own end and had all kinds of troubles with the puck.  The Vipers were very lucky Merritt was up by two or three goals.  Merritt outshot Vernon 14-12.

3rd Period:  The Vipers come very close to taking their first lead of the night.  Trevor Fidler somehow missed a wide open cage thirty something seconds into the period on a missed opportunity.  Merritt would get an early powerplay but it was the Vipers who looked dangerous.  Anthony Latina setup Trevor Fidler on a two on one gave Vernon a 3-2 lead at 7:42 Latina & Luke Shiplo collected the helpers.  With the Cents still on the PP Thomas Aldworth setup Liam Coughlin shorthanded who missed an open net on a tap in as the puck just went wide of the goal as the crowd was now into the game and buzzing.  The Vipers with a very strong penalty kill would kill off the penalty.  Just as the penalty expired Thomas Aldworth come down the left wing beat Anthony Pupplo but rang his shot off the crossbar.  Vernon starting to come on gained a ton of momentum after grabbing the lead with a shorthanded goal were really buzzing at this point.  The Vipers now skating hard, were playing with a ton of jump and energy.  Riley Brandt who is appealing his suspension was in the lineup this evening went hard into the end boards after losing an edge had a heck of a period.  Schamerhorn made a nice save off Gavin Gould as the Vipers were carrying the better of the play.  With just over six minutes to go Devin Oakes looked to have Jarrod Schamerhorn beat but somehow missed the top corner of the open net on a great opportunity by Merritt.  On the following shift Vernon would get a late powerplay but unable to put the game away.  With just over three minutes remaining Michael Ederer looked to have tied the game but again the Centennials missed a wide open net as the Vipers caught a huge break.  Merritt come on strong late and in the final minutes poured on the pressure had the Vipers hemmed in their own zone couldnt get any quality opportunities but had the Vernon defence in a bit of panic.  The Centennials would get Anthony Pupplo to the bench for the extra attacker before Liam Coughlin cleared the zone, a huge effort by Thomas Aldworth won the race for the loose puck tuck the puck in and around into the back of the open cage giving Vernon a 4-2 lead at 19:26 sealing the victory for Vernon.  At the buzzer both teams started pushing and shoving before the scrum was broken up as Vernon knocked off Merritt 4-2.  The Vipers with a huge rebound period, responded well after a not so good 2nd period.  Vernon with lots of good chances scored twice for the come from behind win.  Vernon was really skating, looked to have a ton of more energy in the 3rd looked very good.  I thought the Vipers had the better of the play and the better scoring opportunities.  Merritt played hard just didnt have alot of time with the puck.  The Cents with two open nets late missed two good opportunities to tie the game.  The Centennials with a ton of pressure in the final minutes had the Vipers back on their heels couldnt hit the net but come close on a few plays.  Vernon outshot Merritt 12-11.

Top Players: (Vernon)

Mitch Meek I thought had a very strong game on the Vipers blueline.  Meek played very well at both ends of the rink.

The Vipers #1 line of Liam Coughlin (2 assists), Thomas Aldworth (2 goals) & Blaine Caton (1 goal) was Vernon's best line.  How many chances does Liam Coughlin have to get before this kid can find the back of the net.  Coughlin with several good chances has had troubles finding the back of the net early in the season.  Picked up two assists played very well.  I thought Blaine Caton played his best game of the season, in a game where he really stood out.  Caton whos dad played goal for the Vernon Lakers was very strong up front, competed, battled hard for the puck and was always in and around the net.  Scoring his first career BCHL goal was very impressive.  Thomas Aldworth also looked very good on this line.  Aldworth is by far the Vipers best player and it showed again tonight, this kid is super strong with and without the puck, a strong skater, is very hard to knock off the puck and hard to contain.  Aldworth is very exciting to watch.

Luke Shiplo (1 assist) I thought played very well on the backend.  Made a strong defensive play in the 2nd period to break up a Centennials odd man rush.

Luke Voltin didnt stand out much in the opening period but got better as the game went on.  I thought Voltin played very well as the game went on.

Riley Brandt was another kid who didnt stand out much in the 1st period had a very strong third.  Brandt didnt stop working-skating played with a ton of energy and jump.  This kid is fearless, never backs down, added alot of energy to the Vipers lineup.

Johnny Coughlin I thought had a good game.  Come up with a few scoring chances of his own couldnt get his first goal of the season.

Jarrod Schamerhorn (37 saves) Picks up his first win vs his former team.  I thought Schamerhorn was fighting the puck, didnt look comfortable in the 1st period and early in the 2nd but as the game went on the Vipers goaltender got better and kept the Vipers in the game in the middle frame.  Making several key saves in the 2nd period Schamerhorn was very solid.  May have gotten a little luck here and there but played well.

Game Thought's: (Vernon)

I thought Vernon played very well for fourty minutes in a hard fought come from behind win.  The Vipers without Ryley Booth, Danny Todosychuk and Mark Ferner have now won five of their last six games and playing very well as of late.  I thought the Vipers looked very good in the opening period were down 2-0 but deserved a better fate.  Vernon carried the better of the play for most of the 1st and 3rd periods.  I thought Vernon struggled breaking out of their own end, turned over the puck on several occasions, had troubles in their own end most of the night.  The Vipers passing and breakout didnt look good, seemed like everyone was bunching up together all at once causing turnovers-coughing up the puck.  The Vipers were very lucky they werent down a few goals after the 2nd period, but got lucky scored the only two goals of the period to be tied heading into the 3rd.  Again the Vipers dont seem to have the finish around the net, missing on some great opportunities tonight.  I really liked the responce from Vernon after a lack luster performance in the 2nd period.  The Vipers come to play in the third, come with a ton of energy really skated hard generated lots of scoring chances could have put this game away earlier.  I really like Vernon's aggresive play on the penalty kill, the Vipers are very dangerous shorthanded.  The Vipers really need some work on the PP, going 1-6 could have easily put this game away earlier.  With the win the Vipers climb into 2nd Place one point up on Trail, Merritt & Salmon Arm.  This was a huge come from behind win wich always builds confidence.

Top Players: (Merritt)

Diego Cuglietta had a strong game up front for the Centennials.  Played with alot of jump/energy was always involved in the play.  A quick skater moves the puck well, really sees the ice, created and generated some opportunities.

John Schiavo (1 goal & 1 assist) Was another Merritt player who looked good.  The Cents leading scorer always seemed to be in and around the net fighting-looking for loose pucks.

Sam Johnson Played very well for the Centennials.  Another player involved in the play, had a few scoring chances.

Brandon Duhaime I thought was Merritt's best player tonight, had some good chances was really skating, is good with the puck makes things happen in a hurry.

Josh Teves I thought played well on the backend.

Anthony Pupplo (29 saves) Gave his team a chance to win, was steady between the pipes.  Also may have got a little lucky on one or two plays but played well.

Game Thought's: (Merritt)

The Cents two game winning streak was snapped after a 4-2 loss tonight.  Luke Pierce wont be happy after blowing a two goal lead in a pretty exciting-entertaining hockey game.  Both teams made mistakes, missed open nets in a game that could have easily gone the other way with Merritt coming away with the victory.  The Centennials are a very quick puck moving team, this team never quits skating, has a good strong forecheck, really gets on top of you, dont give you alot of time & space.  Merritt plays a in your face style of game, won alot of the battles down low especially in the 2nd period really limiting your chances by getting a stick in the way or a body to break up alot of scoring opportunities.  If Merritt gets a goal early in the middle fram this may be a different hockey game, up three goals and Im not sure if Vernon can rally for the comeback.  The Centennials needed a goal or two in that 2nd period to put the game away.  These two teams will meet again in Vernon next Saturday.  The season series is now toed 1-1.  Penticton Vees Head Coach-GM Fred Harbinson was at tonight's game. 

Scratches:

Vernon:

Danny Todosychuk (Suspended)
Ryley Booth (Suspended)
TJ Dumonceaux (Injured)
Mackenzie Bauer
Mark Ferner (Suspended)
Eric Godard

Merritt:

Tyrell Buckley
Adam Tracey
Braden Fuller

Energy player of the game:

Linden Hora

Three Stars:

1st Star: Blaine Caton (1 goal)
2nd Star: Thomas Aldworth (2 goals)
3rd Star: Jarrod Schamerhorn (37 saves)

BCHL Boxscore,

http://www.bchl.ca/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=1413&leagueID=2393&gameID=1358178&link=bchl

Game Preview: Merritt @ Vernon:

Merritt (7-4-0-0) @ Vernon (6-4-0-1) 7pm

Tonight is the second of six meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Merritt Centennials. The Centennials took the first game of the season 4-0 in Merritt on October 3rd.

Last Game:

Saturday, October 18th Vernon defeated West Kelowna 7-4
Sunday, October 19th Merritt defeated Victoria 4-3 in overtime

Next Game:

Saturday, October 25th Vernon @ Penticton
Saturday, October 25th Powell River @ Merritt

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 404-223-20-18

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 221-92-11-10 at home

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 183-121-9-8 on the road

Since the 2002-03 season Vernon is 53-17-3-8 vs. Merritt

Since the 2002-03 season Vernon has outscored Merritt 310-203

Since the 2003-04 season Vernon is 24-6-1-4 at home vs. Merritt

Since the 2003-04 season Vernon is 23-8-2-5 in Merritt

The Vipers are 4-4-1-1 in their last ten games at home vs. the Centennials

The Vipers are 2-5-2-1 in their last ten games on the road vs. the Centennials

The Vipers are 4-4-1-1 in their last ten games vs. Merritt

The Vipers last win at home vs Merritt was a 4-0 victory back on Friday, November 29th 2013

The Centennials last win in Vernon was a 1-0 victory back on Saturday, October 26th 2013

The Vipers last win in Merritt was a 4-3 overtime victory on Friday, November 15th 2013

The Centennials last win at home over Vernon was a 4-0 victory on Friday, October 3rd 2014

The Vipers went 2-3-1-1 vs the Merritt Centennials last season




Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The defending Interior Division Conference Champion Vernon Vipers are coming off a 7-4 win in West Kelowna Saturday.  Vernon has won four of their last five games.  The Vipers will have four players out of the lineup as well as Mark Ferner tonight due to the suspensions from Saturday's game.  Danny Todosychuk, Riley Brandt, Ryley Booth and Brandon Egli are all suspended after a line brawl broke out at the end of the Vipers-Warriors game.  The Vipers sit in 3rd place one point back of Trail/Merritt who are both tied for 2nd in the Interior.  Vernon is one point up on Salmon Arm and two points up on West Kelowna.  The Vipers have lost two straight games to Merritt going back to last season fell 4-0 in Merritt three weeks ago.  These same two teams will meet again November 1st in Vernon. 

Anthony Latina (6-4-10) & Thomas Aldworth (6-3-9) share the team lead the in goals with six each while Latina leads the Vipers in points with ten

-Vipers goaltender Jarrod Schamerhorn played eight games with the Cents last season

Graham Turnbull's Vernon Vipers Venom Blog

http://vipersvenom1.blogspot.ca/

Vernon Vipers 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 11
Wins: 6
Losses: 4
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 3-3-0-1
Road Record: 3-1-0-0
Overtime Record: 1-1
Record vs Interior Division: 3-3-0-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 3-1-0-1
Record in September: 2-2-0-1
Record in October: 4-2-0-0
When the Vipers score first: 4-0-0-1
When the opponents score first: 2-4-0-0
Leading after 1st Period: 2-0-0-1
Tied after 1st Period: 2-0-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 2-4-0-0
Leading after 2nd Period: 3-0-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 2-0-0-0
Trailing after 2nd Period: 1-4-0-0
Out shooting Opponents: 6-3-0-0
Out shot by Opponents: 0-1-0-1
One goal games: 3-0-0-1
Goals For: 32
Goals Against: 35
Place: 4th Place
Streak: One game winning streak

-Vernon has the leagues 16th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the leagues 6th best penalty kill

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

TJ Dumonceaux (94)
Danny Todosychuk (94)
Riley Guenther (94)
Kenny Citron (95)
Liam Coughlin (94)

Vernon Vipers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Dexter Dancs (95)
Michael McNicholas (94)
Brett Mulcahy (93)
Demico Hannoun (95)
Jared Wilson (94)
Colton Sparrow (93)
Mason Blacklock (94)
Josh Bryan (93)
Brendan Persley (93)
Logan Mick (96)
Ryan Renz (93)
Michael Statchuk (94)
Tyler Povelofskie (96)
Matty Saharchuk (95)
Austin Smith (93)
Dylan Chanter (95)

Vernon’s Home record vs. Merritt this season:

0-0-0-0

Vernon’s Road record vs. Merritt this season:

0-1-0-0

Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Merritt this season:

Shutout in last meeting

Jarrod Schamerhorn (0-1 Record)

Lets take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

The Merritt Centennials are coming off a 4-3 overtime victory over the visiting Victoria Grizzlies Sunday.  The Centennials make their first of four visits to Kal Tire Place this season.  The Centennials are tied for 2nd place with Trail are eight points back of Division leading Penticton and are a single point up on 3rd place Vernon.  Tonight is the Cents first of two games played in Vernon within a week as Merritt plays in Vernon next weekend.  Merritt has won back to back games, both in overtime have won just twice in their last five games.  The Centennials have lost two straight on the road are unbeaten in their last four games vs Vernon.

John Schiavo (7-3-10) leads the Centennials in goals with seven while Gavin Gould (4-8-12) leads the team lead in points with twelve

-Centennials Head Coach-GM Luke Pierce played his final year of Junior hockey with the Vipers (2003-04)

Merritt Centennials 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 11
Wins: 7
Losses: 4
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 5-1-0-0
Road Record: 2-3-0-0
Goals For: 35
Goals Against: 32
Place: 2nd Place (Tied with Trail)
Streak: Two game winning streak

-The Centennials have the leagues 10th best powerplay

-Merritt has the league's 14th best penalty kill

Merritt Centennials Returning Players:

Shane Poulsen (94)
Diego Cuglietta (95)
Gavin Gould (96)
Sam Johnson (94)
James Neil (95)
Jake Clifford (94)
Daniel Nachbaur (95)
Adam Tracey (95)
Rhett Willcox (96)
Malik Kaila (96)
Devin Oakes (95)

Merritt Centennials Departing & traded players from last years team:

Scott Patterson (93)
Jeff Wight (95)
Sebastien Pare (93)
Jason Bird (93)
Payton Schaefer (93)
Tyler Martin (93)
Dane Birks (95)
Zach Hartley (95)
Wayland Williams (94)
Devin Kero (94)
Jarrod Schamerhorn (95)

Merritt's Home record vs. Vernon this season:

1-0-0-0

Merritt's Road record vs. Vernon this season:

0-0-0-0

Merritt's scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Josh Teves (0-3-3)
Gavin Gould (1-2-3)
John Schiavo (1-1-2)
Michael Ederer (0-1-1)
James Neil (1-0-1)
Devin Oakes (0-1-1)
Braden Fuller (1-0-1)

Jonah Imoo (1-0 Record-1 Shutout)

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

http://www.bchl.ca/leagues/stats_1team.cfm?leagueID=2393&clientID=1413&teamid=224096

Merritt Centennials:

http://www.bchl.ca/leagues/stats_1team.cfm?leagueID=2393&clientID=1413&teamid=224100

Vipers Shorthanded After Line Brawl Suspensions:

This is in todays Morning Star Newspaper:

Vipers shorthanded after line brawl suspensions

Published: October 24, 2014

It was a B.C. Hockey League game that was well in hand that got really out of hand.

The Vernon Vipers were happy with their 7-4 win over the host West Kelowna Warriors Saturday night at Royal LePage Place, but they were on the losing side when it came to suspensions resulting from a late-game line brawl.

Both Viper netminder Danny Todosychuk and forward Riley Brandt were each handed six games, while d-men Brandon Egli and Ryley Booth earned four and two games, respectively. For the Warriors, forwards Brett Mennear and Kade Kehoe each received four-game suspensions, and d-man Kyle Marino will sit two.

Vernon head coach Mark Ferner and West Kelowna bench boss Rylan Ferster will each sit a game as well.

The suspensions were based on guidelines in the Junior A Supplement, and both clubs are appealing the decision. The matter was still in front of a BCHL appeals committee at The Morning Star’s Thursday afternoon press deadline.

“It’s disappointing; six seconds left and we’re shorthanded and we had guys out there who weren’t looking to start anything,” said Ferner.

“We’re going to try to change what’s been handed down, but it might be tough.”

Vernon, fourth in the Interior at 6-4-0-1, has been forced to call up four players, including a goalie, for tonight’s tilt against the third-place Merritt Centennials (7-4) at Kal Tire Place. The Snakes visit the first-place Penticton Vees (10-1) Saturday at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

“With the suspension, it really puts us shorthanded and we’re going to have to find some bodies to come up and play for us.”

The suspensions came at a time when the Vipers were starting to string together some solid performances. Ferner said it will be up to his players to keep the momentum going.

“It’s a good opportunity for some young kids,” he said. “That’s important and they need to take advantage of it.

“The camaraderie is getting good. It’s just a matter of letting them grow.”

n Ferner is dealing with a distraction on another front as Cory Clouston, head coach of the WHL Prince Albert Raiders, has alleged that Ferner told forward Colton McCarthy to leave the Raiders in order to join the Vipers.

“If that happens in our league, it’s tampering,” Clouston told PA Now’s Jeff D’Andrea.

McCarthy has been suspended by the Raiders and has since returned home to Salmon Arm.

Ferner denied any wrongdoing, adding he approached Raiders’ GM Bruno Campese about McCarthy only after he had left the team.

“I assured Bruno that I didn’t speak with the boy,” said Ferner. “There’s a lot of misunderstanding with what happened.”

The BCHL is not investigating the matter.

SNAKE BITES: Ex-Viper Craig Martin pocketed two goals and an assist as the host Trial Smoke Eaters grounded the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-1 Wednesday night...Forward TJ Dumonceaux will miss weekend action due to injury.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Raiders Accuse Vipers Of Tampering:

This was in the PA Now Newspaper:

Clouston speaks out on latest Raiders departures

By Jeff D'Andrea

October 21, 2014

Although the Prince Albert Raiders’ start to the season has been far from pretty, it’s not like they are drowning down in the standings as they have a 4-6 record.

But that hasn’t stopped the Raiders from bailing from the pirate ship like they just got attacked by Moby Dick. Within the last month, three members of the Raiders have jumped ship.

The first departure occurred on Sept. 24 when assistant coach Tim Leonard left the team and accepted a job with the Prince Albert Mintos Midget AAA staff that very day—where he won back-to-back Telus Cup championships.

Then on Oct. 16, 18-year-old forward Colton McCarthy quit the team, followed three days later by 20-year-old forward Dakota Conroy, who left the Raiders on Sunday.

On 900 CKBI’s Faceoff on Monday, Raiders head coach Cory Clouston shed more light on the Conroy, McCarthy situations.

Clouston accuses Vernon Vipers of “tampering” with McCarthy

Clouston alleged that the Vernon Vipers, a Junior A team in the BCHL, told McCarthy to quit the Raiders and join the Vipers where he’d get more ice-time and a higher role.

“If that happens in our league, it’s tampering,” said Clouston. “It’s frustrating that as an organization, we gave a player a second chance and the first opportunity he gets to what he felt greener pastures, he takes it. For some reason, it becomes a reflection on us.

“That’s information the general public doesn’t know, but to us, that’s extremely unethical what Vernon did. Like I said, we’ve suspended the player to further investigate what we can do.”

Mark Ferner, Vernon Vipers head coach and director of hockey operations, denied the tampering allegations.

Ferner said that he was in talks with Raiders general manager Bruno Campese, and asked for permission to talk to McCarthy only after McCarthy had left the team and went back home to Salmon Arm, B.C.

“I’ve had conversations with Bruno, the GM there, and my understanding at the time was that Colton had left the team,” said Ferner. “The one thing that I do know is that we don’t own Colton McCarthy’s rights. Certainly, Bruno and I have had those discussions.

“As far as tampering is concerned, those are pretty strong allegations.”

McCarthy started this season as an 18-year-old with the Moose Jaw Warriors, but Warriors general manager Alan Millar wanted to give more ice-time to their 16-year-old forwards in Brett Howden and Noah Gregor. He felt moving McCarthy would remedy that situation.

Clouston said the Raiders added McCarthy so they could send 16-year-old Dylan Williamson to the Nelson Leafs of the KIJHL (B.C. Junior ‘B’) and have an experienced player in the lineup while Tim Vanstone was healing from a lower body injury.

Conroy unhappy with linemates, struggles, Brooks’ departure

Conroy came off a career year with 30 goals and 61 points in 66 games last year, playing alongside Leon Draisaitl. But this year, Conroy struggled mightily out of the gate, with just two points in 10 games with the Raiders despite getting first-line and power play opportunities. Conroy went his last eight games without a point and was -6 on the year.

“Dakota did come to me, and the only concern he had earlier in the year, were his linemates. He wasn’t happy with his linemates,” said Clouston. “We tried different line combinations with Dakota, I guess if I had a fault, and I’m sure a lot of the fans saw it, that I probably played him too much at times for a player who was really struggling, a player who was playing 18-20 minutes… playing on the power play and killing penalties but was still struggling.

“My idea was we needed to try to get him going. We gave him an assistant captain, we chose to keep him and we moved Calder Brooks, that was a huge vote of confidence. To me, the biggest disappointing thing is we tried (but) it was disruptive to the rest of the team, the line combination changing. The last weekend we said ‘enough is enough. We need to go with the line combinations we feel are going to have the most success on, regardless of who’s playing with who.

“Basically, we went to the line combinations before the losing streak and we had an excellent weekend.”

Clouston also added that Conroy’s discontent for his linemates came after the team traded away Calder Brooks. Since Brooks was moved, Conroy did not score a point. 

What will the Raiders look like now?

With the two departures, that leaves the Raiders with only 11 forwards—meaning they can’t fill four lines with forwards even when injury-free. 

In Saturday’s 4-2 win over the Red Deer Rebels, defenceman Mackenze Stewart moved up to forward to make 12, and Brennan Riddle came off the bench to move onto the third defensive pairing.

Clouston confirmed that ‘Big Stew’ would continue to play as a forward in Tuesday’s game against the Kootenay Ice.

Campese said he’s “on the phone” with other general managers across the league, looking to acquire players but said that can be difficult this early in the year.

“Most teams have only played ten games, teams are still trying to figure out who they are and what they are this early in the season,” said Campese. “Things don’t usually get going here until about games 20 or 30.”

BCHL Releases More Details On Vipers-Warriors Suspensions:

This is posted on the Kiss FM website:

BCHL Releases More Details On Vipers-Warriors Suspensions

Written by Peter McIntyre Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The BCHL has released more details about the multiple suspensions to members of the Vernon Vipers and West Kelowna Warriors for fights at the end of Saturday's game.

Viper goalie Danny Todosychuk was one of the hardest hit with 6 games which the league says was 2 for participating in a multiple-fight situation, two for fighting at the end of a period and two for a goaltender involved in a fight.

Both teams are appealing the suspensions and here's the details as released by the BCHL today:

*Currently under appeal*

The following suspensions have been applied as a result of an incident on October 18, in accordance to the outlined minimum suspension guidelines in the Jr. A Supplement:

Vernon Vipers:

#5 Ryley Booth 2 games for participating in a fight at the end of a period

#2 Brandon Egli 2 games for participating in a multiple-fight situation. 2 games for participating in a fight at the end of a period.

#23 Ryley Brandt 2 games for 3rd man in a fight. 2 games for participating in a multiple-fight situation. 2 games for participating in a fight at the end of a period #1

Danny Todosychuk 2 games for participating in a multiple-fight situation. 2 games for fighting at the end of a period. 2 games for goaltender involved in a fight.

Head coach Mark Ferner 1 game for his club participating in 3 fights during the same stoppage.

West Kelowna Warriors:

#27 Kyle Marino 2 games for participating in a fight at the end of a period

#9 Brett Mennear 2 games for participating in a multiple-fight situation. 2 games for participating in a fight at the end of a period.

#10 Kade Kehoe 2 games for participating in a multiple-fight situation. 2 games for participating in a fight at the end of a period.

Coach Rylan Ferster 1 game for his club participating in 3 fights during the same stoppage.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Storm Name Former Vipers Goaltender Laurin New Assistant Coach:

The Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) Grande Prairie Storm
have named former Vernon Vipers goaltender Todd Laurin new Assistant Coach.  The Storm website has Laurin listed as Assistant Coach-Goaltending Coach.

Laurin is a founder and part owner of World Pro Goaltending and has spent the past four years as a Goaltending Instructor at the Edge School in Calgary.  Laurin played parts of one season in Vernon (1995-96) after coming over in a trade during the season from the Cowichan Valley Capitals.

Todd Laurin's Player Profile:

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=256886

This is posted on the Storm website:

GP Storm hire new Assistant Coach

 Posted July 17th, 2014

The Grande Prairie Storm is pleased to announce the hiring of Todd Laurin as the new Assistant/Goalie Coach.

Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Todd began his Junior hockey career in the OHL then moved to the BCJHL playing for the Vernon Vipers and winning a Canadian National Junior Championship. Following Junior hockey he played in the Western Professional Hockey League where he was the recipient of the Media Choice award, the Fans Choice award twice, and was a WPHL all-star. He is a founder and part owner of World Pro Goaltending, who over the past 8 years, has conducted over 4000 one on one training sessions with numerous students graduating to NCAA scholarships, the Western Hockey League and the NHL.

For the past four years has been a Goaltending Instructor at the Edge School in Calgary.

" We received numerous resumes for the Assistant job and wanted to make sure we hired the right person. Todd has played the game at this level and higher and can relate to what the players will be going through on a daily basis. Plus to have someone here full time in Grande Prairie will be great for our goalies."

Todd's official start date with the Storm is August 1st and he will be arriving in Grande Prairie in early August to prepare for training camp.

Vipers Ready To Run Interior Gauntlet:

This is in todays Morning Star Newspaper:

Vipers ready to run Interior gauntlet

Oct 22, 2014

The Vernon Vipers rode the special teams train to a 7-4 win over the host West Kelowna Warriors in B.C. Hockey League play Saturday night at Royal LePage Place.

The Snakes clicked twice on the powerplay and added two more shorthanded goals in front of 942 fans, rebounding from a 3-1 loss a night earlier to the Penticton Vees.

Vernon, now 6-4-0-1, is a league-worst six per cent (3-of-50) with the man advantage. Yet, their five shorties are tops in the 16-team loop.

“We could have probably had five shorthanded,” said Vipers’ assistant coach Kevin Kraus.

“We definitely have some speed with our forwards when we attack. It’s risky though; it’s not our game-plan to attack the other team’s powerplay.”

The Vipers will play the third of nine straight Interior Divisional games Friday night (7:00) when they host the Merritt Centennials (7-4) at Kal Tire Place. Vernon heads to the South Okanagan Events Centre for a rematch with the league-leading Vees (10-1) Saturday.

“We’ve got an important stretch coming up here,” said Kraus. “The team’s starting to gel and we’re starting to get some chemistry and shore up our systems.

“We’ve got talent, but you’ve got to play as a unit.”

West Kelowna (5-5-0-1) capitalized on Vernon defensive turnovers to jump out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Liam Blackburn (8th goal) and Michael Buonincontri (5th). Liam Coughlin (4th) opened Vernon’s account later in the first period on a shorthanded 2-on-1 with first star Anthony Latina.

Mackenzie Bauer, with his fourth goal, equalized on the powerplay, assisted by d-men Luke Shiplo and captain Riley Guenther. Latina (6th) gave Vernon its first lead midway through the second period.

“We just never gave up,” said Kraus. “We got down 2-0 right away. Then our special teams started to click. We were rushing the puck, we were crashing the net. We were definitely using our speed to our advantage.”

Warriors’ sniper Jason Cotton (5th) and Vipers’ buzzsaw TJ Dumonceaux (shorthanded), with his first of the season, swapped singles before the second period ended.

Goals by Trevor Fidler (3rd) and Luke Voltin (1st) padded Vernon’s lead before Jordan Masters (4th) brought the hosts to within a deuce with 3:57 to play. Latina buried an empty netter a minute later to seal the win.

A line brawl broke out at the buzzer that started as both teams started pushing and shoving in Todosychuk’s crease. West Kelowna’s Kyle Marino went after Vernon rookie d-man Ryley Booth. The Vipers’ Riley Brandt then charged into the fray to get at Marino, but ended up tussling with the Warriors’ Mac Ferner.

Todosychuk then skated over and hauled Kehoe out of the scrum and more than held his own in a spirit bout that is making the rounds on YouTube. The Snakes’ Brandon Egli and Warriors’ Brett Mennear also went at it.

Vernon was already down a man as Blaine Caton was still serving a slashing minor as time expired.

“We were shorthanded and there were two guys pounding away on one of our guys,” said Todosychuk. “With the score, we kinda figured things could get out of hand.”

League disciplinarians were still deliberating possible suspensions as of The Morning Star’s press deadline Tuesday afternoon.

In addition to finally finding some success on the powerplay, the Vipers also got some much-needed secondary scoring in reaching Saturday’s season-high output. Kraus was happy to see the hardworking Dumonceaux and snake-bitten Voltin pot their first of the season.

“We kind of broke out there,” said Kraus. “It’ll boost some confidence for guys who weren’t getting points. But we just want them to play a complete hockey game. We’re not really worried about their points.”

SNAKE BITES: Coughlin, a second-year forward, has committed to the NCAA Division 1 Vermont Catamounts for next season. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound South Boston product has four goals and two assists in 11 games this season. The 20-year-old had originally signed to start this season with the Boston University Terriers, but decommitted in order to improve his grades. Coughlin was drafted this summer by the Edmonton Oilers in the fifth round, 130th overall...Injured forwards Dumonceaux and Fidler are questionable for weekend action.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vipers-Warriors Suspensions:

This is posted on the Kiss FM website:

Vipers-Warriors Suspended For Fights

Written by Peter McIntyre

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The BC Hockey League has come down hard on the Vernon Vipers and West Kelowna Warriors after several fights at the end of Saturday's game.

Four Vipers and three Warriors have been given suspensions ranging from two to six games.

The hardest hit were forward Ryley Brandt and goalie Danny Todosychuk of the Vipers each with 6 game bans, while Brent Menear and Kade Kehoe of the Warriors each got 4 games

Viper Brandon Egli got four games and Rylet Booth got two, same as Warrior Kyle Marino

Coaches Mark Ferner of Vernon and Rylan Ferster of West Kelowna will each have to sit out one game.

Vipers executive vice president Todd Miller says they are appealing the suspensions.

Click link below for video of the incident from hockeytube.net

http://www.hockeytube.net/2014/10/18/vernon-vipers-west-kelowna-brawl-10-18-2014/

When asked for comment from Kiss FM on the suspensions, Brent Mutis, communications director for the BCHL issued the following statement:

"The BCHL has determined discipline for players involved in the Saturday Vernon – West Kelowna game and the decisions have been presented to the teams. However, no details can be provided to fans and media at this time as the decisions are being appealed by the clubs involved."

Vipers-Warriors Highlight's:

Here are the game highlight's from the West Kelowna Warriors-Vernon Vipers game on Saturday October, 18th 2014. The Vipers defeated the Warriors 7-4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3syyu_-pC4&list=PLmiM_S3yY_OtxfNBwGOAIdB5RxW0-N1Wb

Boston Bruins Send Former Vipers Forward Kane To AHL:

The Boston Bruins have released former Vernon Vipers forward
Cory Kane from Training camp.  The Bruins sent Kane to the American Hockey League (AHL) Providence Bruins Training camp.

Kane finished four years at Ferris State University (2010-2014) before signing a PTO (player tryout) contract with the American Hockey League (AHL) Providence Bruins on April, 7th 2014. In 4 games last season with the Bruins Kane registered (0-goals-1-assist-1-point).  Kane played two years in Vernon (2008-2010) In 119 regular season games with the Vipers Kane collected (42-goals-55-assists-97-points).

Cory Kane's Player Profile:

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=38016

This is posted on the Bruins website:

Boston Bruins make 10 roster transactions

Thursday, 09.25.2014

BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, September 25, that the following 10 players have been released from the Boston Bruins training camp and will join the Providence Bruins training camp: Andrew Ammon, Tommy Cross (subject to clearing waivers), Steve Eminger, Rob Flick, Cory Kane, Adam Morrison, Frankie Simonelli, Ethan Werek, Ben Youds, Mike Young.

Fans interested in learning more about Boston Bruins players, or ticket options, should visit the team website at www.bostonbruins.com or call 617.624.BEAR. The 2014-15 season is presented by the Massachusetts State Lottery.

TRANSACTION: Andrew Ammon, Tommy Cross (subject to clearing waivers), Steve Eminger, Rob Flick, Cory Kane, Adam Morrison, Frankie Simonelli, Ethan Werek, Ben Youds, and Mike Young have been released from the Boston Bruins training camp and will join the Providence Bruins training camp

Monday, October 20, 2014

Barons Assign Former Viper Twins To East Coast Hockey League:

The American Hockey League (AHL) Oklahoma City Barons have assigned former Vernon Vipers forwards Kellen & Connor Jones to the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Bakersfield Condors.

The Jones twins attended the Edmonton Oilers Training camp this year, also had a chance to play in Penticton, BC at the 2014 Young Stars Classic suiting up with the Edmonton Oilers prospects

The Jones twins finished their fourth and final season with the Quinnipiac Bobcats before signing their first semi-pro contract with the American Hockey League (AHL) Oklahoma City Barons on April 3rd 2014.

Connor and Kellen both played four years in Vernon (2006-2010).

In 163 regular season games with the Vipers. Connor collected (80-goals-118-assists-198-points) Connor also is the Vipers all-time franchise points leader (regular season & playoffs) with 228 & all-time franchise goals leader (regular season & playoffs) with 95.

Connor Jones Player Profile:

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=38011

Kellen played in 154 regular season games with the Vipers collecting (39-goals-134-assists-173-points). Kellen is also the all-time franchise assists leader (regular season & playoffs) with 150. Kellen was drafted in Round 7 of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft #202 overall by the Edmonton Oilers.

Kellen Jones Player Profile:

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=38013

This is posted on the Condors website:

Five assigned to Bakersfield

October 7, 2014 by condors

CONDORSTOWN, Calif.- The Bakersfield Condors, owned by the Edmonton Oilers, announced today that five players have been assigned to the team from their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate in Oklahoma City. The players assigned are D Graeme Craig, RW Mitch Holmberg, C Connor Jones, LW Kellen Jones, and LW Joshua Winquist. Connor and Kellen are twin brothers and would become the third set of twins to play together in a game in Condorstown in the past four seasons.

Bakersfield now has seven players in training camp under contract with either Edmonton or Oklahoma City.

CRAIG, stats, 21 years old, 6’5″, 203 lbs., Red Deer, Alberta

Made pro debut with Oklahoma City last season after wrapping up his Western Hockey League (WHL) career. Played 330 games over five seasons in the WHL with Swift Current, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert including appearing in the 2013 Memorial Cup with Saskatoon. Led the Blades in scoring by a defenseman with 15 points (1g-14a) in 59 games in 2012-13

HOLMBERG, stats, 21 years old, 5’10″, 174 lbs., Sherwood Park, Alberta

Joined the Condors during the 2014 playoff run and played three games
Last season, led the WHL in points (118), goals (62), and power-play goals (22) which included a league-high (tied) 10 game-winning tallies. Just the third WHL player since 2000 to record 60 or more goals in one season. Had a remarkable 296 points (147g-149a) in 314 career WHL games, all played with Spokane.

C. JONES, stats, 24 years old, 5’9″, 160 lbs, Montrose, British Columbia

Twin brother of Kellen. Played five games in the AHL with Oklahoma City last season. Had 129 points (49g-80a) in 153 games over four seasons at Quinnipiac University including leading the team in scoring with 41 points (13g-28a) in 37 games in 2011-12. Helped lead the Bobcats to the 2013 NCAA Frozen Four Championship game where they fell to Yale

K. JONES, stats, 24 years old, 5’9″, 165 lbs. Montrose, British Columbia

Twin brother of Connor. Selected by Edmonton in 7th round (#202 overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Played five games in the AHL with Oklahoma City last season with one assist. Recorded 127 points (53g-74a) in 158 games at Quinnipiac University

WINQUIST, stats, 21 years old, 6’0″, 180 lbs. St. Albert, Alberta

Made his pro debut with Oklahoma City, playing one game, last season. Had 93 points (47g-46a) in 67 games with Everett (WHL) in 2013-14, finishing 10th in the league in scoring. In 301 games over five seasons with the SilverTips, he amassed 101 goals and 115 assists for 216 points. Named to the 2013-14 WHL (West) Second-Team
 

Cougars Give Former Vipers Coach Holick Contract Extension:

The Western Hockey League (WHL) Prince
George Cougars have given former Vernon Vipers Head Coach Mark Holick a two-year extension.

Holick was the Head Coach of the Vipers for one season (2006-07) before leaving for the WHL Kootenay Ice.  Holick posted a record of (37 wins-19 losses-1 tie-3 overtime losses) guided the Vipers to the BCHL League finals where Vernon fell in six games to the Nanaimo Clippers. 

Mark Holick's Player-Coaching Profile:

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=2331

This was in the Prince George Citizen newspaper:

Cats extend Holick's contract

Andrea Johnson / Prince George Citizen

July 16, 2014

Not only did the Prince George Cougars introduce Todd Harkins as their new general manager on Tuesday, they gave current bench boss Mark Holick a further vote of confidence.

Holick, the Cats' head coach who still had two years remaining on his current contract, received a two-year extension that will take him through to the 2017-2018 season.

"We think Mark is our guy and is the right guy," said Cougars president Greg Pocock during a media event outside the Cougars dressing room Tuesday morning. "It made sense for him to relocate his family and we're showing our support with another two years on top of his contract."

Holick had indicated to management he was interested in the general manager's role when former GM Dallas Thompson was relieved of his duties on May 1, but the team decided it wanted to separate the two roles.

In the end, the Cougars hired Harkins, their director of player personnel, to take over the GM reins and left Holick to focus solely on coaching.

"We were transparent with Mark and Todd throughout this whole process and thank them for their professionalism," said Pocock.

Holick also feels more at ease.

"I'm excited to get it over with and move forward," he said. "Greg was always upfront about it [the GM hiring process] and I feel more secure."

Holick, who spends the off-season in Penticton, will now move his family - wife Janet and his teenaged son and daughter - permanently to Prince George.

Harkins and Holick got to know each other over the past season and both say there is a lot of respect between them.

"We both understand our roles on the team," said Harkins. "We both want to win and have the same type of players on the team. He [Holick] just wants to coach and teach them."

The Cats also formally introduced Holick's new assistant coach Mike Hengen on Tuesday, even though the announcement of his hiring was made July 3.

Hengen will serve double duty as the team's full-time strength and conditioning coach. He joins Holick's coaching staff after a successful four-year stint as an assistant coach with the Penticton Vees of the B.C. Hockey League.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vernon Vipers – West Kelowna Warriors Brawl Highlight's:

This is posted on the Hockeytube.net website:

Vernon Vipers – West Kelowna Brawl

Posted by HockeyTube on Oct 18th, 2014

The Vernon Vipers and West Kelowna Warriors got into a BCHL dust up at the end of Saturday's game and a mini line brawl broke out. A couple of players dropped the gloves but Vernon Viper’s goalie Danny Todosychuk grabbed the spotlight by dropping the mitts with West Kelowna’s Kade Kehoe with both players chucking  some bombs. Not sure how many suspensions will be coming out of this one. Play by Play by Vipers Voice Graham Turnbull and footage from West Kelowna crew. Great job with the videos guys!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2yWDCntryE#t=53

Hannoun Headlines Vees’ Attack:

This is in todays Morning Star Newspaper:

Hannoun headlines Vees’ attack

By Graeme Corbett - Vernon Morning Star

Published: October 19, 2014

The Vernon Vipers are well aware of the magic tricks Demico Hannoun can work with a puck.

If they needed a reminder, they got one Friday night at Kal Tire Place as their former teammate torched them for a pair of goals to lead the Penticton Vees to a 3-1 win before 2,000 B.C. Hockey League fans.

“Cheeks (Hannoun’s nickname), he’s a good guy, he’s a friend of mine, but you never want to see that,” said Vipers’ captain Riley Guenther, smiling as he shook his head.

The Vipers, now 5-4-0-1, must have wondered what they did to cross the hockey gods as they outplayed the league-leading Vees (9-1) for 19 of the first 20 minutes, hemming them in their own end and generating some decent scoring chances.

However, it was Penticton who got on the board first with 36 seconds to play in period one, on a greasy road goal by Hannoun. Vernon netminder Jarrod Schamerhorn went behind his net to play the puck and, on a miscommunication with his d-man, shoveled it straight to Penticton forward Steen Cooper, who relayed it out front to a wide open Hannoun.

“We came out a little sluggish,” said the 19-year-old Hannoun. “You could tell in the dressing room we weren’t really prepared but we just got better as the game went on.

“It’s a little different being on the other (players’ bench), but it was a good crowd here, good atmosphere and it was a good game.

“We’re off to a great start, and we’ve got a lot of chemistry with all the lines right now.”

Hannoun, a soft-handed North Delta product, leads Penticton with eight snipes, and is headed to the NCAA Michigan Tech Huskies next fall. Following last season, he was sent back to the Surrey Eagles from Vernon as future considerations for the deal that brought Brett Mulcahy to the Snake Pit at the trade deadline.

Penticton picked him up in the offseason in exchange for d-man Alexandre Coulombe and future considerations.

Vees’ head coach Fred Harbinson had a sense his team was a little off in its morning skate.

"We were a little quiet and it carried over into the game,” he said. “Fortunately for us, our goaltender made the saves that he had to, and we were fortunate to score late in the period."

Vees’ keeper Hunter Miska (33 saves), named third star behind Hannoun and Vernon’s Thomas Aldworth, was sharp throughout, particularly in flashing his pads to deny a number of Vernon shots destined for the low corners.

Aside from the gaffe behind his net, Schamerhorn was impressive in the Vernon crease for the third straight game. He thwarted Vees’ forward Lewis Zerter-Gossage a number of times from point-blank range.

Danny Todosychuk, who has been nursing a sore groin, was expected to start Saturday night as Vernon visited the 5-4-0-1 West Kelowna Warriors at Royal LePage Place.

The Snakes struggled to gain any momentum in the second period as they spent most of it in the penalty box. Fortunately for them, the Vees’ powerplay has been uncharacteristically disorganized this season. Vernon looked more dangerous shorthanded than the Vees did with the man advantage, generating a rare 3-on-1 rush that was botched when Liam Coughlin fanned on a cross-ice pass.

Shortly after, Aldworth earned a penalty shot when he was hauled down on a shorthanded breakaway, but the strong-skating Texan had the puck roll on his stick as he went in on Miska, and he misfired over the net.

“It’s (powerplay) never been a problem for us, but tonight some of Vernon’s best chances were when we were on the powerplay,” said Harbinson. “It really could have turned the game.

“I said at the beginning of the year that you need patience with this team, and everybody assumes you’re talking about wins and losses. We’re lucky to be 9-1, and there’s parts of the game where we’re going to have to keep working with them.”

The Vees finally made good on their fourth powerplay attempt as Hannoun snapped a point shot through a crowd, beating a helpless Schamerhorn, post-and-in.

“The first goal, it was just a miscommunication behind the net,” said Guenther. “The second one, we needed a block there.

“I thought we played well, we just couldn’t find a way to get any more past Miska. It just comes down to us bearing down on those chances. We’ve got to score when we get those opportunities.”

Aldworth, with his team-leading sixth goal, pulled Vernon within one with 3:46 to play when he swatted home a Coughlin rebound before Miska could reposition himself.

Vernon pulled Schamerhorn for an extra attacker, but couldn’t bury the equalizer. Instead, Matt Serratore (4th goal) put the game away with a last-second empty netter.

Said Vernon head coach Mark Ferner: “We generated enough chances, but we’ve got to bear down. I’m not sure if it’s a confidence thing, squeezing the stick a little bit, but we’ve got to find some secondary scoring here. We can’t just rely on the one line.”

SNAKE BITES: Aldworth has earned game stars in three consecutive outings...The Trail Smoke Eaters, featuring ex-Vipers Craig Martin and Dallas Calvin, boast the league’s top powerplay at 30.56 per cent. Penticton’s (15.38) is fourth-last and Vernon’s is dead-last at a meager 2.22 per cent.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Vernon 7 West Kelowna 4

For anyone who could not attend or watch tonight’s Vipers game here are my thoughts and views from tonight’s game. You may agree or disagree but we all have our own view and opinion on any game we watch. This is my opinion and my thoughts on how I saw tonight’s game. I try to be unbiased and give a fare recap on both sides. Thanks for stopping by & visiting my blog.

I was at tonight's Vipers-Warriors game as Vernon defeated West Kelowna 7-4 in front of 942 fans at Royal Le Page Place.

Starting Goaltenders:

Vernon: Danny Todosychuk
West Kelowna: Andy Desautels

1st Period: Just a minute into the hockey game Michael Buonincontri with a quick low shot along the ice from inside the faceoff circle forced Danny Todosychuk to make a tough pad save kicking the puck into the corner on a good quality shot-scoring chance from the Warriors in the opening minute.  Two minutes later Thomas Aldworth was stopped by Andy Desautels before Liam Coughlin jumped on the rebound couldnt beat the Warriors goaltender in close as the Vipers come back with a quick opportunity of their own.  A shift or two later TJ Dumonceaux forced Desautels to get in the butterfly position making a tough save off a hard shot from the top of the circle as Desautels had troubles containing the rebound.  Vernon looked good in the opening minutes had a slight edge in play but it was West Kelowna who would open the scoring.  Nick Rutigliano's point shot looked to be going wide of the net hit league leading scorer Liam Blackburn at the side of the net, Blackburn was able to tap in the rebound into the open cage giving the Warriors a 1-0 lead at 6:57 Rutigliano & Jason Cotton picked up the assists.  The Vipers responded with a hard working shift, Liam Coughlin was able to get in alone put a nice move on Andy Desautels in tight but couldnt beat the veteran twenty year old goaltender who made a huge save off the second year Viper forward in close.  WK would come right back and jump ahead by two.  Michael Buonincontri was left alone in the high slot ripped a high hard shot over Todosychuk's shoulder-glove side gave West Kelowna a 2-0 lead at 10:29 Liam Blackburn and Kristian Blumenschein with the helpers.  Just less then three minutes later the Warriors would get the first powerplay of the night, but it was the Vernon penalty kill that went to work.  Anthony Latina used his speed come down the right wing along the boards cut hard to the net, got inbehind the defence was stopped by Andy Desautels in close before Liam Coughlin jumped on the rebound putting the puck up and over Desautels who was down and out got the Vipers on the board shorthanded at 14:26 Latina with the lone assist.  The Vipers were able to kill off the remainder of the man advantage.  Just under two minutes later the Vipers looked to have tied the game on an odd man rush.  I couldnt see who was in front of the net but Anthony Latina fired the puck on goal and two Vipers rushed the front of the net before the puck went in.  The play was called a goal on the ice but as soon as the puck went in, Andy Desautels and the Warriors argued the call.  The linesmen/referee gathered before waiving the goal off, saying it was gloved in.  West Kelowna was up 2-1 after 20 minutes of play.  Both clubs had chances early in the opening few minutes before the Warriors jumped out to a quick two goal lead.  The Vipers responded to get back in the game with a shorthanded marker have looked dangerous on the penalty kill the last few games.  Both teams looked fairly even after the opening period.  The Warriors outshot the Vipers 11-9.

2nd Period: Just over four minutes into the second frame WK would lose Nick Rutigliano after getting tossed from the hockey game for checking from behind.  TJ Dumonceaux went hard into the end wall behind the Warriors goal was very slow to get up, needed help off the ice went straight to the Vipers dressing room.  Dumonceuax would later return to the Viper bench.  Vernon would get an early five minute powerplay after the hit from behind.  The Vipers with a league worst powerplay only generated three shots on the five minute major but were able to capitalize tied the game after Mackenzie Bauer's quick shot from the circle beat Warriors starting goaltender Andy Desautels at 5:50 Luke Shiplo & captain Riley Guenther picked up the helpers.  Still on the man advantage West Kelowna would get into penalty trouble giving Vernon a short five on three.  Mitch Meek's point shot beat Desautels but went off the crossbar as the Vipers come close to taking their first lead of the evening.  Vernon would get five more shots on the PP but couldnt take the lead.  Shorthanded Brett Mennear with a parcial breakaway got off a low shot that was stopped by Vipers starting goaltender Danny Todosychuk who made a pad save keeping this a tied game.  West Kelowna with a solid penalty kill blocked several shots, got in the shooting lanes gave the Vipers very limited time and space to create/generate offence as the Warriors would kill off the remainder of the penalties gave up one goal.  The Vipers didnt stop and kept coming in waves as Vernon carried most of the play were outshooting West Kelowna 11-1 at the midway mark.  The Warriors having all kinds of trouble couldnt get through the neutral zone or into the attacking end playing most of the period in their own end.  The Vipers would get their first lead of the night after Mackenzie Bauer setup Anthony Latina at 10:46 Bauer with the lone assist.  But less then two minutes later a defensive turnover would get the Warriors back in the game.  Johnny Coughlin turned the puck over behind his own net, allowing Jason Cotton to rip a high shot past Todosychuk tying the game at three at 12:31 Michael Buonincontri with the assist.  WK would finally get going late in the period, as the Warriors come on strong to finish the 2nd.  West Kelowna would get a late powerplay but it was the Vipers penalty kill that would strike again.  Liam Coughlin setup TJ Dumonceaux on a two on one, Dumonceuax went high over Andy Desautels gave Vernon a 4-3 lead at 16:46 Coughlin with the helper.  The Vipers got into penalty trouble as West Kelowna would get a two man advantage but again the Vipers penalty kill went to work.  Liam Coughlin setup TJ Dumonceaux on another Vernon odd man rush, Dumonceaux couldnt handle the pass on a great opportunity for the Vipers shorthanded.  The Warriors controlled the puck, moved the puck around got a few shots in on the Viper net but couldnt generate a whole lot of offence as Vernon's penalty kill was very good killing off the one minor, having just seconds left in the second penalty before the buzzer sounded.  Vernon was up 4-3 after 40 minutes of play.  Both teams got into penalty trouble but it was the Vipers that capitalized.  Scoring on the powerplay were able to tie the game before scoring shorthanded to take the lead heading into the 3rd.  This was all Vernon in the 2nd period as the Vipers dominated the play.  Vernon outchanced, outworked and outshot West Kelowna.  The Warriors did come on strong late to finish the period but gave up a shorthanded marker as well as two shorthanded odd man rushes.  The Vipers outshot West Kelowna 17-6.

3rd Period:  The Vipers started the period shorthanded with just a handful of seconds remaining before getting off to a strong start.  Vernon with a very strong forecheck had the Warriors back on their heels in the opening two minutes before WK would return the favor come back with a hard working forecheck, had the Vipers back on their heels for a few minutes.  Vernon would strike early getting the all important two goal lead.  Trevor Fidler setup Luke Voltin whos shot from the circle looked to handcuff Andy Desautels who got a piece of it before the puck went into the back of the net giving Vernon a 5-3 lead at 5:52 They announced Trevor Fidler who scored the goal in the rink but it was clearly Luke Voltin who shot and scored.  Fidler & Johnny Coughlin with the assists.  This goal seemed to take the life out of the Warriors as Vernon seemed to pour it on as the period went on really taking it too West Kelowna.  The Vipers with a strong forecheck, really bottled up the neutral zone, didnt allow the Warriors any room for offence.  A strong defensive game by Vernon in the 3rd really limited the Warriors scoring chances as the Vipers carried the play early and often.  West Kelowna got into penalty trouble as Vernon went on their second five on three of the night.  Trevor Fidler beat Desautels put the Vipers up 6-3 at 9:43 Johnny Coughlin & Luke Voltin picked up the helpers.  West Kelowna still on the penalty kill looked much better on the second penalty kill, shutdown Vernon's powerplay killing off the remainder of the second penalty.  The Vipers with a strong defensive game in the third really shutdown the Warriors top players.  Rylan Ferster would get Andy Desautels to the bench with 4:13 remaining.  After an icing call the Warriors would win the draw, keep the play alive in the Vernon zone before Jordan Masters banged home the loose puck down low cut the Viper lead to within two goals at 16:03 Kyle Marino and Michael Buonincontri collected the assists.  WK would get Desautels back to the bench again on the next shift for another six on five, with some good pressure early the Vipers were able to clear the zone, before a hard working shift by Anthony Latina would chip the loose puck into the open cage while falling giving Vernon a 7-4 lead at 17:06 Latina's goal was unassisted.  The final three minutes seemed to drag on with several whistles/stopages in play.  The frustration really showed as several West Kelowna players were egging on the Vipers.  Two Warriors looked t try to get the two Viper players to drop the gloves but the Vernon players skated away.  Lots of pushing and shoving in between whistles.  With thirty four seconds to go, Kyle Marino's point shot beat Danny Todosychuk but went off the crossbar.  With a faceoff deep in the Viper zone with just five seconds remaining, a mini line brawl broke loose at the final buzzer.  Lots of pushing and shoving took place while two fights broke loose, before Danny Todosychuk jumped in the mix dropping the gloves with a West Kelowna player.  Both benches erupted, Warriors goaltender Andy Desautels rushed up ice as Rylan Ferster was yelling from the bench for him to stay back, two Warriors players on the bench were yelling at their goaltender to join the melay at the other end of the rink.  Desautels skated all the way up to centre ice where he stood and watched before giving a mouth full to Danny Todosychuk and the Vernon bench.  The mely was eventually broken up with gloves and sticks lying all over the ice.  The Vipers would come away with a 7-4 victory.  Vernon come out strong with a solid forecheck, had the Warriors back on their heels early before getting that all important two goal lead under six minutes into the frame.  This goal really took the wind out of the sails of the Warriors, changing momentum in the game.  From here on in it was all Vipers as they basically shutdown the Warriors offence.  WK looked very frustrated taking back to back penalties, were caught exchanging words after the stopage in play, were really getting off their game plan.  Vernon outshot West Kelowna 9-6.

Top Players: (Vernon)

Liam Coughlin (1 goal & 1 assist) Had a very strong game for Vernon.  Coughlin who played very well last night in a 3-1 loss to Penticton was dangerous with the puck, had several good scoring opportunities.  Was really skating hard, forcing the play, hard to defend against, created and generated lots of offensive chances. 

Anthony Latina (2 goals & 2 assists) Picked up four points in the win looked to get under the skin of several West Kelowna Warriors.  On almost every whistle several Warriors were chirpping away with the Viper forward.  Latina who also looked good last night, played a hard strong game on the wing tonight, playing with lots of energy/jump.  This kid can really skate-move the puck when he turns on the wheels.  Made several smart plays tonight.

TJ Dumonceaux (1 goal) Took a scary looking check from behind early in the second period, went to the Vipers dressing room holding his neck but would return to the game played very well up front for the Vipers.  Another player who is dangerous when using his speed, was also hard to defend against.   Plays with a ton of energy really makes things difficult for the opponents defence.

Trevor Fidler (1 goal & 1 assist) I thought played a strong game.  Another Viper who played hard, competed and battled, earning his icetime and was rewarded with two points tonight.

Luke Shiplo (1 assist) Had a strong game on the Viper blueline.  Joined the rush alot, was involved in the play, was good at both ends of the rink, a good skater, really moves the puck in a hurry, plays smart and makes that first good pass coming out of the zone.

Game Thought's: (Vernon)

After a tough 3-1 loss at home to the Penticton Vees Friday, where the Vipers couldnt buy a goal Vernon responded well with seven goals in tonight's win.  Vernon capitalized on their chances.  I thought Vernon looked very good through out the game and got better as the game went on.  I thought both teams were fairly even after the opening period but I thought the Vipers were the better team in the 2nd and 3rd periods.  Vernon really dominated the play in the 2nd, outchanced, outshot and outworked West Kelowna most of the middle frame.  In the 3rd the Vipers with a strong relentless forecheck had the Warriors back on their heels, played very well defensively limited WK's chances.  The Vipers with a strong shutdown period in the 3rd.  With a league worst PP it was nice to see the Vipers get rewarded with two powerplay goals tonight.  How about the Vipers penalty kill.  Wow!  Over the last three or four games Vernon's penalty kill has been very dangerous and it showed again tonight.  The Vipers with a few good shorthanded opportunities scored twice on the penalty kill.  It looked like the Vipers were getting under the skin of the Warriors, getting West Kelowna off their game.  Several top players for the Warriors were more involved in pushing and shoving after the whistle, then concentrating on the game.  I thought the Vipers come ready to play, worked and played hard all night, really competed and earned the win in a building where they havnet got alot of wins over the last few seasons.  Nice to see a fairly large crowd of Vernon fans at the game.

Top Player's: (West Kelowna)

Rylan Yaremko played well on the Warriors backend.  A bigger kid was a force tonight, was intimidating most of the night, getting involved in all the after the whistle activities.  Was in the face of several Viper players through out the game.

Michael Buonincontri (1 goal & 2 assists) Was by far the Warriors best and most dangerous player tonight.  Picking up three points Buonincontri was very strong up front for WK.  Really has a nack for the net, gets pucks on goal and goes to the net.  Worked very hard all night.

Liam Blackburn (1 goal & 1 assist) Looked good in the opening period but as the game went along wasnt very noticable.  The league's leading scorer seems to always do well against the Vipers.

Game Thought's: (West Kelowna)

I thought the Warriors played very well in the 1st period, jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead.  West Kelowna was really skating well early, created some chances but couldnt put Vernon away getting the two goal lead.  Instead the Warriors give up a shorthanded marker late in the period, gets the Vipers back in the game, maybe gives them some momentum and gets the crowd out of the game.  The Warriors with several undisaplined penalties tonight, gave up two powerplay goals.  Specialty teams was the difference as the Warriors went 0-4 while Vernon scored twice with the man advantage and picked up two shorthanded goals.  Rylan Ferster wont be happy with the powerplay, they gave the Vipers penalty kill too much room.  The Warriors were outplayed most of the 2nd period were able to tie the game quickly after the Vipers took the lead but again gave up a late shorthanded goal to end the period down a goal.  Dumonceaux's shorthanded goal late in the 2nd period to give the Vipers the lead was a turning point.  West Kelowna had troubles containing the Vipers speed and skill on the penalty kill.  The 3rd period West Kelowna couldnt get anything going, had all kinds of troubles with Vernon's forecheck and defensive coverage.  West Kelowna just couldnt muster much offence after the 1st period, getting very little opportunities in the 2nd and 3rd.  Going down two goals early to start the 3rd really took the momentum away from the Warriors, taking the life out of the team.  You could see the emotion and frustartion on the West Kelowna bench and on the players on the ice.  I thought the Warriors top players, were not very good tonight, several top players were more involved in the scrums-pushing and shoving after the whistle.  Your never going to win hockey games when your top players are getting involved after the stopages.  I didnt see enough from the Warriors top-better players for them to have a chance to win.  West Kelowna didnt look very good in the final two periods, really needed a save from Andy Desautels on Vernon's fifth goal.  The Warriors have lost four straight.

Scratches:

Vernon:

Kenny Citron (Injured)
Mitchell Oliver

West Kelowna:

Hunter Zandee
Ryan Ivey
Greydon Robinson

Energy player of the game:

Michael Buonincontri (1 goal & 2 assists)

Three Stars:

1st Star: Anthony Latina (2 goals & 2 assists)
2nd Star: Liam Blackburn (1 goal & 1 assist)
3rd Star: Trevor Fidler (1 goal & 1 assist)

BCHL Boxscore,

http://www.bchl.ca/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=1413&leagueID=2393&gameID=1358165&link=bchl

Kyle Anderson's West Kelowna Warriors Blog,

http://wkwarriors.blogspot.ca/

Former Vipers Forward Mick Suspended:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Logan Mick has been suspended two games by the league.

Mick played two years in Vernon (2012-2014) before being traded to the Merritt Centennials on May 29th 2014 as part of the future considerations from a trade in January. On January 3rd 2014 the Vipers sent defenceman Jason Bird & future considerations (Logan Mick) to Merritt for defenceman Dylan Chanter. In May the United States Hockey League (USHL) expansion Bloomington Thunder selected Mick 400th overall in Round 25 of Phase two of the USHL draft.  On June 20th the Merritt Centennials traded Mick to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks for Luke Bertolucci & future considerations.

Logan Mick's Player Profile:

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=120792

This is posted on the BCHL website:

18-Oct-14 The Salmon Arm Silverbacks #9 Logan Mick is suspended 2 games for receiving a major penalty for goaltender interference.