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 wdcr.ca 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
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
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.