Sunday, 30 November 2014

Warriors vs Vees Recap

West Kelowna had only created 9 shots through 40 minutes and found themselves down 2-0 after 40 minutes on Saturday.

There was no worry obviously in the Warriors room, who has won the most games in the BCHL when trailing after 2 periods.

An early PP goal from Greydon Robinson and a beauty of a backhander in tight from Kylar Hope tied it up early in the 3rd.

The Warriors kept coming in that 3rd and took advantage of a Vees turnover to come back on a 2 on 1 and Jonathan Desbiens have West Kelowna a 3-2 lead. 

Similar to the first time these teams met this season, the Vees would tie it up at 3 with 1:40 to go, and Warriors fans may have been thinking "oh no not again"

Then came the controversy, I guess if you're a Vees player or fan it's more of a big deal than it ended up being for the Warriors.

Rylan Yaremko's point shot was deflected by Brayden Gelsinger with a stick that was not below his waist. As the referee hesitated and waved it off, I immediately figured that there was no way the goal would count.

The referees got together with the linesmen and talked about it for over two minutes, and as the coachin staff said after, you know someone thinks it's a good goal when they talk for that long.

In the end, one of the officials (the one at Center ice), or maybe even one or both of the linesmen convinced the crew that the puck was contacted below the crossbar and the goal counted with 36.2 seconds remaining.

This was the Warriors 7th win this season (of 14) when trailin after two periods, so comebacks are becoming a bit of a calling card for this bunch.

The Warriors will not play a mid-week game this week for the first time in a month, and will face the Silverbacks in a home and home next weekend, with Friday's game at Royal Lepage Place.

Enjoy your Grey Cup Sunday Warriors fans, and by the way, I've got Hamilton winning it just like '99 in Vancouver.

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