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Smoke Eaters make final visit to Vernon this season

Trail (9-34-2-3) @ Vernon (23-15-4-5) 7pm

Tonight is the sixth game of eight meetings between the Vipers and Smoke Eaters. The Smoke Eaters won the last meeting between these two teams 4-1 in Trail on January 3rd 2013. Vernon leads the season series 4-1.

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 56-15-1-3 vs. Trail

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 28-5-0-2 at home vs. Trail

The Vipers are 7-1-0-2 in their last ten games at home vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers are 6-2-0-2 in their last ten games vs. Trail

Trail's last win at home vs Vernon was a 4-1 win on Friday, January 3rd 2013

Trails last win in Vernon was a 5-4 win on Wednesday, January 9th 2013

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The Vernon Vipers are coming off a 4-4 tie in Merritt Saturday night. The Vipers sit in 3rd place are nine points back of Division leading Penticton, six points back of 2nd place West Kelowna and are three points up on 4th place Salmon Arm and four points up on 5th place Merritt. Vernon with just five home games remaining in the regular season plays four of their next six games away from home. The Vipers are winless in three and have just one win in their last six games. Vernon is 3-5-1-1 in their last ten games have just four wins in their last thirteen games. The Vipers have just three wins in January. Defenceman Josh Bryan is playing career game #200 tonight.

Brett Mulcahy (26-13-39) leads the Vipers in goals with twenty six while Michael Mcnicholas (20-37-57) leads the Vipers in points with fifty seven.

Games Played: 47
Wins: 23
Losses: 15
Ties: 4
Overtime Losses: 5
Home Record: 13-5-3-3
Road Record: 10-10-1-2
Overtime Record: 3-5-4
Record vs Interior Division: 9-10-1-4
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 12-5-2-1
Record in September: 3-3-1-2
Record in October: 6-3-0-1
Record in November: 6-1-2-1
Record in December: 5-3-0-0
Record in January: 3-5-1-1
When the Vipers score first: 19-5-3-3
When the opponents score first: 4-9-1-2
Leading after 1st Period: 14-3-2-3
Tied after 1st Period: 6-6-1-1
Trailing after 1st Period: 2-5-1-1
Leading after 2nd Period: 15-2-2-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 4-5-2-4
Trailing after 2nd Period: 4-7-0-0
Out shooting Opponents: 12-4-2-1
Out shot by Opponents: 11-8-2-2
One goal games: 8-1-2-5
Goals For: 148
Goals Against: 144
Streak: Winless in three games
Standings: 3rd Place Interior Division

Lets take a look at the Trail Smoke Eaters:

The Trail Smoke Eaters make their fourth and final visit of the regular season to Kal Tire Place have lost all three games in Vernon this season have just seven wins in Vernon since the 2003-04 season. Trail is coming off a 8-1 loss in Merritt Tuesday will finish their three game road trip tonight in Vernon. The Smoke Eaters have lost five straight and four straight on the road. The Smokies last win away from home was a 5-3 win in Surrey January 17th. Trail is 2-6-0-2 in their last ten games. Trail has just two wins in their last twenty two games. The Smoke Eaters won the last meeting between these two teams coming away with a 4-1 win at home on January 3rd. The Smokies and Vipers met in the first game of the month and will finish the month of January vs each other. Trail is 1-4 vs the Vipers this year. The Smoke Eaters are second in the league behind Chilliwack in goals against giving up 213 goals this season while being the lowest scoring team in the BCHL with just 117 goals.

Bryan Basilico (10-8-18) leads the team in goals with ten while Jesse Knowler (6-17-23) leads the team in points with twenty three.

Trail Smoke Eaters 2013-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 48
Wins: 9
Losses: 34
Ties: 2
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 5-16-2-1
Road Record: 4-18-0-2
Overtime Record: 1-3-2
Record in September: 4-4-1-0
Record in October: 0-10-1-0
Record in November: 2-6-1-0
Record in December: 0-9-0-1
Record in January: 2-6-0-1
Record vs Interior Division: 4-20-1-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 5-13-1-2
Goals For: 117
Goals Against: 213
Streak: Five game losing streak
Standings: 6th Place Interior Division

Tickets go on sale at 4pm at the Vipers office

Adults $14
Student-Seniors $12
Children $10
Kids 5 and Under are FREE

Students get in for $5 on Friday night Vipers home games

For more information please call the Vipers office at 250-542-6022

The Vipers next action is Saturday night 7pm In West Kelowna

The Vipers next home game is Saturday, February 8th 7pm vs Langley