GM & Head Coach: Jason McKee
2022-23: GP 50 – 24-20-2-4, 6th Interior Division
Goals For: 137
Goals Against: 156
Powerplay: 36 for 162 – 22.2% (5th in BCHL)
Penalty Kill: 171 of 200 – 85.5% (1st in BCHL)
Feb. 3 @ Trail, 4-1 W
Feb. 20 vs Trail, 3-2 OTL
Feb. 25 @ Trail, 3-1 W
March 17 vs Trail, 7PM
March 18 vs Trail, 6PM
Last Game: The Vipers wrapped up a pair of wins last weekend with a come from behind 2-1 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings. Luke Pakulak and Seiya Tanaka-Campbell had goals while Roan Clarke made 22 saves on 23 shots. The Vipers powerplay was 2 for 4, while the PK killed off all three PG man advantages. The win vaulted the Vipers into 6th place in the Interior Conference.
Tonight’s Game: The Vipers look to win their fourth straight game tonight and third of their four game homestand. The Vipers are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. Their powerplay has caught fire, going 5 for 9 in their last 3 games. Contrarily their PK has also been rock solid killing off 9 of their last 9. Hank Cleaves and Lee Parks both have 5 points in three games against Trail.
Trail Smoke Eaters
GM & Head Coach: Tim Fragle
2022-23: GP 50 – 19-25-3-3, 8th Interior Conference
Goals For: 153
Goals Against: 199
Powerplay: 33 for 154 – 21.4% (7th in BCHL)
Penalty Kill: 135 of 174 – 79.3% (11th in BCHL)
Last Game: The Smoke Eaters won back to back games last weekend. On Saturday night they doubled up on the Surrey Eagles by a 6-3 score. Ethan Mann had two goals and two assists and Adam Marshall pitched in with a four assist game. Mathieu Cobetto-Roy had a multi goal game as well. Teagan Kendrick made 37 saves on 40 shots for the victory.
Tonight’s Game: The Smoke Eaters will finish the season with four straight away from home. They are 3-6-1 in their last 10 games. Brady Hunter leads the way offensively against Vernon with 1 goal and 2 assists. The Smoke Eaters mathematically can catch Wenatchee for 7th place in the Interior.