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Vipers travel to Merritt to face Centennials

Vernon (15-22-0-7) @ Merritt (25-13-1-3) 7pm start

Tonight is the fourth of seven regular season meetings between the Vipers & Centennials. Merritt leads the season series 3-0

Since the 2002-03 season Vernon is 49-13-1-6 vs. Merritt

Since the 2003-04 season Vernon is 22-5-1-3 at home vs. Merritt

Since the 2003-04 season Vernon is 21-5-0-4 in Merritt

The Vipers are 5-4-0-1 in their last ten games on the road vs. the Centennials

The Vipers are 2-7-1-0 in their last ten games vs. Merritt

The Vipers last win in Merritt was a 3-2 overtime win back on Saturday, October 8th 2011

The Centennials last win at home over Vernon was a 5-0 win back on Saturday, December 22nd 2012

The Vipers went 3-4-1-0 last season vs the Merritt Centennials

The Vipers make their second visit of the season to the Nicola Valley Arena are coming off a 3-1 loss to the visiting Salmon Arm Silverbacks Saturday night. Vernon sits in 6th place eleven points back of Salmon Arm for the 4th and final playoff spot. The Vipers have won four of their last seven road games but have won just three of their last eight games overall. Merritt took the last two meetings between these two teams in a home and home series just before Christmas where the Cents outscored the Vipers 11-1 on both games. These two teams will meet again in Merritt on February, 15th

Mason Blacklock (13-12-25) leads the Vipers in goals with thirteen and in points with twenty five

Vernon's Home Record: 8-10-0-4

Vernon's Road Record: 7-12-0-3

The Centennials are coming off a 5-3 loss to the visiting Nanaimo Clippers Saturday night, snapping their three game winning streak. Tonight is the second and final game of a mini two game home stand before Merritt hits the road for three games. The 2nd place Centennials have won six of their last eight home games are just three points up on 3rd place West Kelowna. Merritt has won three of their last five games and are 6-2-0-2 in their last ten games.

Regan Soquila (21-30-51) leads the Centennials in goals with twenty one and in points with fifty one

Vernon's Home Record: 14-6-0-1

Vernon's Road Record: 11-7-1-2

You can listen to tonight's game starting with the pre-game at 6:45pm with Todd Miller live on 107.5 Kiss FM

The Vipers next action is Saturday night when they host the West Kelowna Warriors at 7pm and Sunday afternoon at 4pm when they host the Victoria Grizzlies

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