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Vipers Game Day – Vipers Look For 5th Straight Win, Host Trail

Vernon Vipers

GM & Head Coach: Jason McKee

2022-23: GP 51 – 25-20-2-4, 6th Interior Division

Home: 17-6-1-2

Away: 8-14-1-2

Goals For: 143

Goals Against: 157

Powerplay: 38 for 166 – 22.9% (4th in BCHL)

Penalty Kill: 173 of 202 – 85.6% (1st in BCHL)

Season Series:

Feb. 3 @ Trail, 4-1 W

Feb. 20 vs Trail, 3-2 OTL

Feb. 25 @ Trail, 3-1 W

March 17 vs Trail, 6-1 W

March 18 vs Trail, 6PM

Last Game: The Vipers pushed their win streak to four straight games with a 6-1 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters last night.  Luke Pakulak had 2 goals and two assists, while Griffen Barr, Reagan Milburn, Hank Cleaves and Isaac Tremblay had multi point games.  Roan Clarke made 20 saves for the victory.  The Vipers powerplay was 2 for 3, while the PK was 2 for 2.

Tonight’s Game:  The Vipers look to win their fifth straight game tonight and put a bow on a perfect homestand.  The Vipers are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games.  Their powerplay has caught fire, going 7 for 12 in their last 4 games.  Contrarily their PK has also been rock solid killing off 11 of their last 11.

Trail Smoke Eaters

GM & Head Coach: Tim Fragle

2022-23: GP 51 – 19-26-3-3, 8th Interior Conference

Home: 13-12-1-1

Away: 6-14-2-2

Goals For: 154

Goals Against: 205

Powerplay: 33 for 154 – 21.4% (7th in BCHL)

Penalty Kill: 139 of 178 – 77.0% (12th in BCHL)

Last Game: The Smoke Eaters dropped a 6-1 decision in Vernon last night.  Josh Schenk scored his 14th goal of the season.  Teagan Kendrick made 29 saves.  The powerplay was 0 for 2, while the PK killed off 1 of 3.

Tonight’s Game: The Smoke Eaters are looking to bounce back after a tough loss.  Brady Hunter kept his point streak alive with an assist on the Josh Schenk goal.  He now has points in 13 straight games.  He has 6 goals and 19 assists during that span.  Josh Schenk has 3 goals in his last two games.