In that game, the Warriors got out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, then struggled early in the 2nd as Powell River scored 3 straight goals in 3:32 to take the 3-2 lead. It seemed that Rylan Ferster was about to call a time-out but decided against it.
Just 12 seconds after it became 3-2, Liam Blackburn was able to tie it up and right the ship so to speak. Andrew Johnson added a power-play marker before the end of the period and the Warriors lead heading to the 3rd.
They would go on to a 6-3 lead and it was just a late PP goal from the Kings that made it 6-4. That win a week ago helped the Warriors bounce back from two straight losses, and they'll look to do that again tonight at the Hap Parker Arena.
The projected starter in goal tonight for the Warriors is AP Stephen Heslop from the Princeton Posse. Cole Woodliffe of the Summerland Steam will also draw into the lineup as the Warriors will be without Bennett Huber and Brett Mennear.
Powell River Kings - 21-16-0-8
2nd in Island Division (50 Pts)
HOME - 13-4-0-3
AWAY - 8-12-0-5
Jarid Lukosevicius (95) F
(28 G, 31 A)
GF - 162
GA - 165
PP - 4th - 25.4% (51 for 201)
PK - 14th - 74.2% (144 for 194)
Home PP - 2nd - 28.9%
Home PK - 13th - 74.1%
West Kelowna – 22-18-0-5
4th in Interior Division (49 Pts)
HOME – 12-9-0-1
ROAD – 10-9-0-4
Liam Blackburn (96) F
(19 G, 44 A)
GF – 159
GA – 170
PP – 11th - 22.1% (48 for 217)
PK – 4th - 79.6% (144 for 181)
Road PP - 5th - 23.5%
Road PK - 7th - 77.5%
Head-to-Head Lifetime – West Kelowna is 7-4-1-2 All-time vs. Powell River
2013/2014 Head to Head – West Kelowna went 1-0-0-1 vs. Powell River
2014/2015 Head to Head - West Kelowna defeated Powell River 6-4 at Royal Lepage Place on Saturday January 17th.
West Kelowna is 4-2-0-1 at the Hap Parker Arena in their existence, but only has 1 win in the last 4 seasons (February 16th 2013)