Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cents vs. Vipers Preview:


Merritt (21-29-1-6) @ Vernon (33-11-4-9)

Tonight is the sixth and final meeting of the 2010-11 season between the Merritt Centennials and Vernon Vipers. It's the second of two games within five days between the two teams. The Cents have already won the season series with a 3-1-0-1 record vs. the Vipers.

Last Game Played:
Saturday, February 12 - Merritt lost 8-2 in Langley
Friday, February 11 - Vernon lost 3-2 in overtime at home versus Merritt

Next Games:
Thursday, February 17: Merritt vs. Prince George
Friday, February 18: Vernon vs. Trail

Let's take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

Games Played: 57
Wins: 21
Losses: 29
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 6
Home Record: 13-10-0-4
Road Record: 8-19-1-2
Streak: One game losing streak
Last Ten Games: 2-8-0-0
Goals For: 149
Goals Against: 205
Standings: 6th place

Since the 2002-03 season Merritt is 7-45-0-5 against Vernon

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 1-19-0-4 at home vs. Vernon

Since the 2003-04 season Merritt is 3-20-0-2 in Vernon

Merritt is 2-8-0-0 in its last 10 visits to Vernon's Wesbild Centre

Merritt is 1-9-0-0 in its last 10 home games vs. Vernon

Merritt’s last win o home ice against the Vipers was a 4-3 overtime victory on Friday, November 5, 2010.

Former Centennials on the Vipers:
None

Centennials power play vs. Vernon this season: 5/18
Centennials home record vs. Vernon this season: 1-0-0-1
Centennials road record vs. Vernon this season: 2-1

Cents scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:
Jeff Jones (2-3-5)
Regan Soquila (3-1-4)
Evan Stack (0-4-4)
Max Vallis (2-1-3)
Chad Brears (1-2-3)
Stephen Wall (0-3-3)
Steve Tresierra (1-1-2)
Sean Maktaak (1-1-2)
Brandon Pfeil (1-1-2)
Dustin Lebrun (1-0-1)
Kameran Crawford (0-1-1)
Jakob Reichert (0-1-1)
Reece Willcox (0-1-1)
Brent Fletcher (0-1-1)
Billy Marshall (0-1-1)

Lino Chimienti (1-0)
Tyler Steel (2-1)

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

Games Played: 57
Wins: 33
Losses: 11
Ties: 4
Overtime Losses: 9
Home Record: 16-5-2-5
Road Record: 17-6-2-4
Streak: Two game losing streak
Last Ten Games: 7-2-0-1
Goals For: 182
Goals Against: 137
Standings: 1st Place

Former Vipers on the Centennials:
Steve Tresierra (5g, 16a in 68 games with Vernon from 2007-09)
David Sabey, Jeff Jones and Tyler Steel all were participants in Vipers training camp in the past. Jones was AP'd by Vernon in 2008-09 but didn't play any games with the Vipers.

Vipers power play vs. Merritt this season: 5/18
Vipers home record vs. Merritt this season: 1-1-0-1
Vipers road record vs. Merritt this season: 1-0-0-1

Vipers scoring leaders vs. Merritt this season:
Dylan Walchuk (4-3-7)
David Robinson (3-3-6)
John Knisley (1-5-6)
Steven Weinstein (2-2-4)
Darren Nowick (1-3-4)
Marcus Basara (2-1-3)
Ryan Renz (1-2-3)
Michael Zalewski (1-2-3)
Malcolm Lyles (1-2-3)
Bryce Kakoske (1-2-3)
Kyle Murphy (0-3-3)
Brett Corkey (1-1-2)
Max Mowat (0-2-2)
Aaron Hadley (0-2-2)
Dane Muench (0-2-2)
Philip Patenaude (0-1-1)
Adam Thompson (0-1-1)

Blake Voth (2-1-0-1)

Here's a look at the season series between the two teams:

Tuesday, September 21 - Merritt wins 5-4 in overtime @ Vernon

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Vernon Vipers at 3:34 - Dylan Walchuk from Marcus Basara and David Robinson
Merritt Centennials at 5:50 (PP) - Regan Soquila from Stephen Wall
Merritt Centennials at 19:43 (PP) - Dustin Johnson from Kameran Crawford and Jeff Jones
PERIOD 2
Vernon Vipers at 11:17 (PP) - Steven Weinstein from Bryce Kakoske and Kyle Murphy
PERIOD 3
Vernon Vipers at 3:53 - Marcus Basara from Dylan Walchuk and David Robinson
Merritt Centennials at 6:44 (PP) - Jeff Jones from Dustin Johnson and Max Vallis
Merritt Centennials at 16:52 (PS) - Dustin Johnson (unassisted)
Vernon Vipers at 19:28 - Dylan Walchuk from John Knisley and Philip Patenaude

OVERTIME PERIOD 2
Merritt Centennials at 2:20 - Jeff Zmurchyk from Stephen Wall

http://www.esportsdesk.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=839996

Sunday, October 3 - Vernon wins 4-3 in overtime @ Merritt

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Merritt Centennials at 2:34 - Regan Soquila from Chad Brears and Evan Stack
PERIOD 2
Merritt Centennials at 3:28 - Max Vallis from Jeff Jones and Jakob Reichert
Vernon Vipers at 4:37 - Bryce Kakoske from Michael Zalewski and Malcolm Lyles
Vernon Vipers at 10:02 - David Robinson from Max Mowat and Aaron Hadley
Merritt Centennials at 12:48 - Max Vallis from Jeff Zmurchyk and Jeff Jones
PERIOD 3
Vernon Vipers at 1:53 - Marcus Basara from Max Mowat and John Knisley
OVERTIME PERIOD 1
Vernon Vipers at 4:36 - David Robinson from Dylan Walchuk and Steven Weinstein

http://www.esportsdesk.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=840247

Friday, November 5 - Merritt wins 4-3 in overtime at home against Vernon

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
No Scoring
PERIOD 2
Vernon Vipers at 0:29 (PP) - Michael Zalewski from John Knisley and Malcolm Lyles
Vernon Vipers at 8:44 - John Knisley from Michael Zalewski and Aaron Hadley
Vernon Vipers at 10:05 - Todd Skirving from Nicholas Kerr and Darren Nowick
PERIOD 3
Merritt Centennials at 12:45 (PP) - Steve Tresierra from Evan Stack and Brent Fletcher
Merritt Centennials at 16:43 - Jeff Jones from Regan Soquila and Reece Willcox
Merritt Centennials at 19:06 (PP) - Sean Maktaak from Steve Tresierra and Brandon Pfeil
OVERTIME PERIOD 1
Merritt Centennials at 1:45 - Brandon Pfeil from Chad Brears and Sean Maktaak

http://www.esportsdesk.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=840248

Tuesday, January 18 - Merritt loses 6-0 in Vernon

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Vernon Vipers at 1:47 - Malcolm Lyles from Steven Weinstein and John Knisley
PERIOD 2
Vernon Vipers at 2:12 (PP) - Steven Weinstein from Dylan Walchuk and Darren Nowick
Vernon Vipers at 11:45 - Brett Corkey from Kyle Murphy and Ryan Renz
Vernon Vipers at 15:20 (PP) - Dylan Walchuk from Darren Nowick and Dane Muench
PERIOD 3
Vernon Vipers at 18:53 - Ryan Renz from David Robinson and Kyle Murphy
Vernon Vipers at 19:22 - David Robinson from Bryce Kakoske and Ryan Renz

http://www.esportsdesk.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=839997

Friday, February 11, 2010 - Merritt wins 3-2 in overtime @ Vernon

SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Merritt Centennials at 8:51 - Dustin Lebrun from Stephen Wall
PERIOD 2
Vernon Vipers at 9:10 (PP) - Darren Nowick from John Knisley and Brett Corkey
Vernon Vipers at 17:44 - Dylan Walchuk from Dane Muench and Adam Thompson
PERIOD 3
Merritt Centennials at 2:40 - Regan Soquila from Evan Stack and Jeff Jones
OVERTIME PERIOD 1
Merritt Centennials at 4:35 - Chad Brears from Billy Marshall and Evan Stack

http://www.merrittcentennials.com/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=3359&leagueID=8957&gameID=839998

In the last few years, Merritt and Vernon have made a number of trades with each other, here's a summary:

2008-09
07-Jan-09 The Vernon Vipers Hockey Club transfer the playing rights of Steve Tresierra (90)(D) to the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.
08-Oct-08 The Vernon Vipers Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Matt Cumming (D)(91) and future considerations to the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Graeme Gordon (89)(G).

2007-08
02-Dec-07 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfers the playing rights of Justin Thomas (89)(D) to the Vernon Vipers Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.
06-Oct-07 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfer the playing rights of Patrick Rogan (90)(F) to the Vernon Vipers Hockey Club in exchange for the playing rights of Kevin Koopman (88)(D).
10-Sep-07 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfer the playing rights of Casey Fratkin (F)(89) to the Vernon Vipers Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.
05-Sep-07 The Merritt Centennials Hockey Club transfer the playing rights of Eliot Raibl (89)(D) to the Vernon Viper Hockey Club in exchange for future considerations.

2005-06
03-Nov-05 The Vernon Vipers transfer the playing rights of Cody Butcher (D)(87) to the Merrit Centennials for future considerations

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