Saturday, 7 February 2015

Feb 7th- GAME PREVIEW - WK @ Chilliack

The West Kelowna Warriors head over the Coquihalla for the final time this season for a Saturday night game against the Chiefs.

West Kelowna is coming off a loss to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, while the Chiefs dropped an OT decision to the Penticton Vees on Friday.

Injury and Illness still the story for the Warriors, as it is unknown heading into tonight's game whether Andy Desautels or Brayden Gelsinger will return to the line-up. Jordan Masters is not expected to play.

The Prospera Center is a tricky arena for the Warriors. The beautiful facility that houses the Chiefs is the home of the BCHL Showcase each season, where the Warriors have a 4-2 record over the last 3 seasons.

Games against the Chiefs in this building however, have not been kind to the Warriors as they have an 0-3-2-0 record since Chilliwack returned to the BCHL in 2011-2012.

Add in the fact that the Chiefs are 17-4-0-1 at home this season in front of an average crowd of 2564 (1st in the BCHL) and it's an even bigger test for the Warriors tonight.

Stats Pack:
Chilliwack Chiefs - 28-16-1-3

1st in Mainland Division (60 Pts)

HOME - 17-4-0-1
AWAY - 11-12-1-2

Top Scorer
Craig Puffer  (95)  F
(24 G, 22 A)

GF - 167
GA - 156

PP - 14th - 18.6% (41 for 220)
PK - 7th - 78.8% (160 for 203)

West Kelowna – 24-21-0-6

4th in Interior Division (54 Pts)

HOME – 14-9-0-1
ROAD – 10-12-0-5

Top Scorer
Liam Blackburn (96) F
(21 G, 47 A)

GF – 172
GA – 189

PP – 10th - 22.2% (54 for 243)
PK – 4th - 80.7% (167 for 207)

Head-to-Head Lifetime – West Kelowna is 2-6-2-1 vs. All-time vs Chilliwack
2013/2014 Head to Head – West Kelowna went 0-1-1-0 vs. Chilliwack

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