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Game Day: GM #17 Vees vs. Vipers (Veterans Night)

Photo: Lisa Mazurek Photography


Game Time: 7:00 pm PT

Location: SOEC

RadioBounce 800 am

Webcast: Hockey TV  

Penticton Vees

GM & Head Coach: Fred Harbinson

2022-23: GP 16 16-0-0-0, 1st Interior Conference

Home: 9-0-0-0

Away: 7-0-0-0

GF: 95

GA: 29

Power Play: 35.3% (1)

Penalty Kill: 85% (2)

Top Scorer: Bradly Nadeau (17-18-35)

Top Scorer vs. Vipers: Hiroki Gojsic 0-3-3

Last 5 Games:

5-1 W vs. Wenatchee (Nov. 5)

4-0 W vs. Prince George (Nov. 4)

9-3 W vs. Trail (Oct. 29)

4-1 W @ West Kelowna (Oct. 28)

4-3 W vs. Cranbrook (Oct. 26)

Season Series

8-2 W @ Vernon, (Oct. 15)

Nov. 11, vs. Vernon, 7:00 pm

Jan. 1, @ Vernon, 2:00 pm

Jan. 25, @ Vernon, 7:00 pm

Mar. 24, vs. Vernon, 7:00 pm

Last Game: The Vees extended their win streak to 16 games with their 5-1 victory over the Wenatchee Wild last Saturday. Bradly Nadeau had a pair of goals in the win. Brett Moravec, Ben Brunette, and Jackson Nieuwendyk scored as well. Luca Di Pasquo stopped 15 shots for his 12th win. The Vees were 1/3 on the power play and and 1/1 on the penalty kill. Penticton improved their record to 2-0 against Wenatchee.

Tonight’s Game: Second of five meetings against the the Vipers this season and the first at the SOEC. The Vees thumped Vernon 8-2 at Kal Tire Place back on Oct. 15th. Penticton was 5-0-0-0 against the Vipers last season and are 8-0-2-0 in their last 10 home games against their North Okanagan rivals. Penticton will be without two key pieces up front for tonight’s clash. Dovar Tinling is serving the fifth and final game of his suspension and Aydar Suniev begins serving a two-game suspension for his unpenalized hit against Wenatchee last weekend. Suniev will be back for the Nov. 18th encounter with West Kelowna. Between Suniev and Tinling, that’s 18 goals and 40 points out of the line up. Bradly Nadeau carries his 16-game point streak into tonight’s game and has goals in his last seven. His brother Josh has points in 11-straight.

Vernon Vipers

GM & Head Coach: Jason McKee

2022-23: GP 16 7-7-0-2, 6th Interior Conference

Home: 5-3-0-1

Away: 2-4-0-1

GF: 38

GA: 54

Power Play: 22% (8)

Penalty Kill: 89.5% (1)

Top Scorer: Reagan Millburn (6-5-11)

Top Scorer vs. Vees: Reagan Millburn, Lee Parks (1-0-1)

Last 5 Games:

4-3 L @ West Kelowna (Nov. 8) SO

2-1 W vs. Chilliwack (Nov. 5)

4-3 L @ West Kelowna (Nov. 4)

4-2 L @ Merritt (Oct. 30)

1-0 W vs. Cranbrook (Oct 29)

Last Game: Vernon picked up a point Tuesday after their 4-3 shootout loss on the road to the West Kelowna Warriors. It was an entertaining, evenly played game. Vernon led 2-1 after the opening period, on goals from Seiya Tanaka-Campbell and Lee Parks. West K tied it in the second and the two teams traded goals in the third period to set up overtime. In the shootout, the Warriors’ Ben MacDonald was the only shooter to score on either side in the three-round skills competition. The Vipers special teams were sharp, as the power play went 2/4 and the penalty kill was 6/6.

Scouting Report: Vernon has made several moves to their roster since last playing Penticton. Recent additions include forward Thomas Tien (Moose Jaw, WHL) and defenceman Connor Elliot (Cowichan Valley). Defenceman Matthew Sutter was traded to Whitecourt in the AJHL this week and forward Luke Lavery was part of the package that went back to the Capitals in the Elliot trade. Vernon is 2-2-0-1 in their last five games. The Vipers are looking for their first win in Penticton since Oct. 18, 2019 (2-1).

Veterans Night

It is Veterans Night at the SOEC. All veterans and active service members of the Canadian Armed Forces get in FREE. Their family members are eligible for a special $10 ticket. The Army and Air Cadets will be on hand to March on the Flags during a special pre-game Remembrance Day ceremony. Tickets