Saturday, 10 October 2015

October 10th vs Powell River PREVIEW

The West Kelowna Warriors will take on their 2nd CJHL ranked opponent in as many nights as the Island leading Powell River Kings come into Royal Lepage Place tonight at 7 pm.

The Warriors fell in overtime last night, while the Kings won their 7th straight game in overtime against the Coquitlam Express.

West Kelowna will need to try and create a lot of traffic in front of the Powell River net, as both goaltenders have solid numbers to begin this season. The 20 goals allowed is tied for 2nd fewest in the BCHL through the first 5 weeks of the season.

Special Teams were key once again on Friday in Penticton, with the Vees and Warriors each scoring once. West Kelowna's PK was the star that probably earned them a single point last night, killing off 6 straight minutes in the second half of the 3rd period.

Overall, the Warriors should be happy with their effort against the Vees in last nights game, and be pushing to find a little bit more tonight against the Kings. Expect a good one once again. This Warriors team is fun to watch, and they showed that throughout last night's game as well.

Stats Pack: 

Powell River – 8-2 (1st Island)

HOME – 4-1
ROAD – 4-1

Top Scorers
Nick Halagian (1 G, 10 A)
Rylan Ball (3 G, 6 A)
Jeremy Leclerc (3 G, 6 A)

GF – 39
GA – 20

PP – 4th – 9 for 41 (22.0%)
PK – 8th – 25 for 30 (83.3%)
West Kelowna – 5-3-0-2 (3rd Interior)

HOME – 4-1-0-1
ROAD – 1-2-0-1

Top Scorers
Liam Blackburn (5 G, 7 A)
Garrett Forster (4 G, 8 A)
Jonathan Desbiens (4 G, 7 A)

GF – 35
GA – 36

PP – 1st – 12 for 42 (28.6%)
PK – 14th – 43 for 55 (78.2%)

Next Game – Saturday October 10th
vs Powell River – 7 PM RLP
Head-to-Head Lifetime – West Kelowna is 8-4-1-3 vs Powell River
Warriors are 4-2-1-1 at RLP vs Powell River Kings

2014/2015 Head to Head – West Kelowna went 1-0-0-1 vs Powell River last season.

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