Friday, 28 November 2014

November 28th @ Trail

The West Kelowna Warriors continue a busy November with their first match up with the Trail Smoke Eaters in the Kootenays on Friday night.

The Warriors, who fell 7-4 to Prince George on Tuesday up north, are tied for 2nd in the Interior Division, 2 points ahead of Merritt and now tied with the Vernon Vipers for the spot.

The effort in Prince George wasn't a poor one, as the Warriors came out flying early on in that hockey game and controlled play for long stretches of that game.

The difference in the hockey game was the fact that the Spruce Kings were able to capitalize on their opportunities mostly in period 2, as they opened up the 5-0 lead.

The Warriors made it 5-4 but could not find the equalizer and Prince George potted a pair of empty netters to win it.

The fireworks in the final minute with Nick Rutigliano and Kyle Marino fighting Cooper Leitch and Valik Chichkin on the same stoppage (although 2 minutes apart) have lead to Marino getting a 1-game suspension, which he will serve tonight. The instigator penalty to Rutigliano was rescinded by the officials following the game.

As for the matchup tonight, West Kelowna and Trail will meet for the first time this season. Cominco Arena is historic and a lot of fun to play in.

Here are the stats you need to know for tonight's game.

Trail - 11-11-0-1

T-5th in Interior Division (23 Pts)

HOME - 7-5-0-0
AWAY - 4-6-0-1

Top Scorer
Charlie Zuccharini (16 G, 14 A)

GF - 85
GA - 82

PP - 2nd - 26.3% (25 for 95)
PK - 3rd - 82.5 % (85 for 103)

West Kelowna – 11-5-0-3

2nd in Interior Division (25 Pts)

HOME – 4-4-0-0
ROAD – 7-1-0-3

Top Scorer
Liam Blackburn (10 G, 25 A)

GF – 76
GA – 69

PP – 11th - 20.6% (27 for 131)
PK – 8th - 78.9 % (82 for 104)

Next Game – Nov 29th @ Penticton
6:00 PM at SOEC
Head-to-Head Lifetime – West Kelowna is 38-12-0-5 vs. Trail All-time
2013/2014 Head to Head – West Kelowna went 6-1 vs. Trail

Other Stat - West Kelowna is 18-8-0-1 at Cominco Arena since 2006, and are 10-2-0-1 in the last 4 seasons in Trail.

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