The Vernon Vipers had a pretty successful Mainland road trip last weekend and will look to build on that success with a big matchup at Kal Tire Place against the West Kelowna Warriors.
The Vipers took 4 of 6 points over the weekend with dominating wins over Coquitlam and Langley. In their last two games, the Vipers have outscored the opposition 10-1 with the one goal against coming in the final minute of the game on a powerplay. The Vipers have been extremely good 5 on 5. They haven’t given up an even strength goal since Sunday November 20th, spanning 3+ games and totally 11 periods.
The new additions to the Viper teams made immediate impacts on the road trip. Luke Gingras tallied 2 goals and 2 assists, Cameron Trott scored his first goal with his new team. Darion Hanson arguably had the most impressive of debuts winning both of his starts and stopping 64 of 65 shots.
Steven Jandric is red hot for the Vipers with 9 goals and 3 assists in his last 9 games. Brett Stapley has also been producing at a nice pace with points in 6 straight games and 3 goals 7 assists in his last 9 games.
The West Kelowna Warriors are also returning from a 3 game in 3-day mainland swing. It started off well for the Tribe with a big win in Surrey. Their luck changed in Langley as the Rivermen doubled West K 4-2. The trip ended in Wenatchee and it was all Wild as the final finished 11-2. The Warriors continue to battle consistency as most teams are at this point as they are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
The Warriors were dealt a big blow this week as forward Matthew Campese signed with the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL. Campese had 5 goals and 5 assists in his last 6 games.
Its Teddy Bear Toss night sponsored by 1075 KissFM. Bring a new or gently used stuffed toy and when the Vipers score their first goal of the game…let it fly!!!
Tickets available all week at the office in KTP or reserve by phone, 250-542-6022!
The game will also be broadcast on 1075 KissFM and Hockey TV starting with the pregame show at 6:45 and puck drop at 7.