Saturday, October 8, 2011

Game Eight - Centennials vs. Vernon Preview:


Merritt (1-4-1-0) vs. Vernon (6-0-0-0)

Tonight is the first of eight meetings between the Merritt Centennials and Vernon.

The game is available with Cents PBP announcer Alex Grebenyuk on Q101 in Merritt at 101.1 FM in the Nicola Valley. You can also tune in at Q101.ca or on the BCHL Fanzone at BCHL.ca

Last Game Played:
Friday, October 7: Merritt lost 5-2 to Westside at Royal LePage Place
Friday, October 7: Vernon knocked off Chilliwack 4-1 at Wesbild Centre

Next Games:
Thursday, October 13: Merritt vs. Powell River
Friday, October 14: Vernon @ Chilliwack

Let's take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

Games Played: 7
Wins: 1
Losses: 4
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 0-1-0-1
Road Record: 1-3-1-0
Streak: Winless in five
Last Ten Games: 1-4-1-0
Goals For: 20
Goals Against: 33
Standings: 5th place Interior Conference
Power Play (Overall): 6/33 (18.18%) - 11th in BCHL
Power Play (Home): 2/11 (18.18%) - 9th in BCHL
Power Play (Away): 4/22 (18.18%) - T-9th in BCHL
Penalty Kill (Overall): 26/36 (72.22%) - 13th in BCHL
Penalty Kill (Home): 10/15 (66.67%) - T-11th in BCHL
Penalty Kill (Away): 16/21 (76.19%) - 11th in BCHL

Since the 2003-04 season, Merritt is 10-38-0-3 overall vs. the Vipers

Since the 2003-04 season, Merritt is 5-18-0-2 at home vs. Vernon

Since the 2003-04 season, Merritt is 5-20-0-1 in Vernon

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

Merritt is 1-8-0-1 in its last 10 home games vs. Vernon

Merritt’s last win over Vernon at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena was a 4-3 overtime victory back on Friday, November 10, 2010.

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

Former Centennials on the Vipers:
None

Average Age: 18.45 years
Average Ht: 5'11.6"
Average Wt: 176.9 lbs.

Centennials home record vs. Vernon last season: 1-1-0-1
Centennials road record vs. Vernon last season: 2-1-0-0

Merritt Centennials Returning Players:

Chad Brears (91)
Lino Chimienti (91)
Brent Fletcher (92)
Silvan Harper (92)
Dustin Lebrun (92)
Sean Maktaak (92)
Billy Marshall (91)
Brandon Pfeil (92)
Jakob Reichert (93)
Richard Sabourin (92)
Regan Soquila (93)
Evan Stack (91)
Tyler Steel (93)
Reece Willcox (94)

Merritt Centennials departed & traded players from last year's team:

Jeff Jones (91 - Robert Morris University - NCAA)
Max Vallis (91 - Omaha Lancers - USHL)
Steve Wall (91 - Sherwood Park Crusaders - AJHL)
Steve Tresierra (90 - Queen's University - CIS)
David Sabey (91 - Winkler Flyers - MJHL)
Blaine Bokenfohr (90 - Northern AB. Institute of Technology - ACAC)
Kameran Crawford (91 - Osoyoos Coyotes - KIJHL)
J-P Witkop (90 - Manhattanville College - NCAA)
Dylan Playfair (92)
Brett Kolins (92 - didn't report to Merritt after being acquired from Victoria)

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

Games Played: 6
Wins: 6
Losses: 0
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 4-0-0-0
Road Record: 2-0-0-0
Streak: Six game winning streak
Last Ten Games: 6-0-0-0
Goals For: 26
Goals Against: 12
Standings: 1st place Interior Conference
Power Play (Overall): 9/31 (29.03%) - 2nd in BCHL
Power Play (Home): 5/19 (26.32%) - 6th in BCHL
Power Play (Away): 4/12 (33.33%) - T-4th in BCHL
Penalty Kill (Overall): 30/31 (96.77%) - 2nd in BCHL
Penalty Kill (Home): 18/18 (100%) - T-1st in BCHL
Penalty Kill (Away): 12/13 (92.31%) - 2nd in BCHL

Former Viper on the Centennials:
None, but G Tyler Steel (93) tried out for the Vipers last season and was cut before joining Merritt prior to the start of the season

Average Age: 18.05 years
Average Ht: 5'11.5"
Average Wt: 178.79 lbs.

Vipers home record vs. Merritt last season: 1-2-0-0
Vipers road record vs. Merritt last season: 2-1-0-0

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Marcus Basara (93)
Brett Corkey (92)
Aaron Hadley (93)
John Knisley (92)
Patrick McGillis (91)
Max Mowat (93)
Darren Nowick (91)
Ryan Renz (93)
Colton Sparrow (93)
Michael Zalewski (92)
Kirby Halcrow (91)

Vernon Vipers departed & traded players from last year's team:

Dylan Walchuk (92)
David Robinson (90)
Bryce Kakoske (90)
Malcolm Lyles (90)
Trevor Fitzgerald (92)
Adam Thompson (90)
Steven Weinstein (90)
Kyle Murphy (90)
Dane Muench (92)
Philip Patenaude (91)
Zach McPhee (93)
Blake Voth (91)

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