Saturday, 21 February 2015

Game Preview - Feb 21 @ Trail

The West Kelowna Warriors head to Cominco arena tonight to take on the Smoke Eaters in another pivotal game in the playoff race. With the Silverbacks taking on the Vipers tonight as well, part of our broadcast focus will be on that game, but ultimately it's the Warriors who need to take care of business with a win.

This season season has been a bit crazy, and will probably continue to be tonight in Trail, and Tuesday at RLP. The Warriors are 1-2 at Cominco this season, and need to avoid having a losing record there, for the first time since 09/10.

Special Teams will be an ultimate key in this game, West Kelowna saw their power-play move to 7th in the league with a 4-5 effort last night, and the penalty kill go to 3rd. Trail's PP is 11th, and PK is 12th so the Warriors hot power-play needs to take advantage.

In the interesting stat department, the Warriors PK has a 91.8% efficiency in their last 11 games, while their power-play is at a 30.5% rate since the acquisition of Tyler Kunz. One player doesn't make a team, but this player might make a power-play.

I don't have the power-play numbers from January 2nd from the rest of the teams, but that one has to be tough to top.

Puck drop tonight is at 7:30, tune it at or watch on Fast Hockey ($) and cheer your Warriors to victory. Tweet me @WestKVoice and let me know you're listening!

Here are the rest of the stats.

Trail Smoke Eaters - 18-32-0-5

6th in Interior Division (41 Pts)

HOME - 12-13-0-3
AWAY - 6-19-0-2

Top Scorer
Jake Lucchini  (95)  F
(34 G, 46 A)

GF - 198
GA - 239

PP - 11th - 21.7% (46 for 212)
PK - 12th - 76.9% (166 for 216)

West Kelowna – 26-21-0-8

T-3rd in Interior Division (60 Pts)

HOME – 16-9-0-2
ROAD – 10-12-0-6

Top Scorer
Liam Blackburn (96) F
(22 G, 51 A)

GF – 191
GA – 203

PP – 7th - 22.7% (59 for 260)
PK – 3rd - 81.8% (184 for 225)

Head-to-Head Lifetime – West Kelowna is 41-14-0-6 vs. All-time vs Trail
2013/2014 Head to Head – West Kelowna went 6-1 vs. Trail
2014/2015 Head to Head - West Kelowna is 3-2-0-1 vs. Trail this season.

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