Saturday, 14 November 2015

Nov 14th @ Salmon Arm PREVIEW

The West Kelowna Warriors head to Salmon Arm tonight for a big divisional game against the Silverbacks. Salmon Arm enjoyed a nice 3rd period comeback last night against the Merritt Centennials, while the Warriors were the 21st straight victim of the Penticton Vees.

The Warriors lead the season series 2-1 over the 'Backs, thanks to back-to-back wins on Halloween Weekend. West Kelowna picked up an overtime win on October 30th, before picking up a 3-1 win on the 31st, chasing Angus Redmond.

Brandon Kegler made 21 saves in relief on Redmond in that game, but no word yet on who gets the start tonight.

Liam Blackburn saw his 20 game point streak end on Friday night, as it was only Jonathan Desbiens scoring with an assist to Tanner Campbell. Keelan Williams took the loss, although made 3 key saves early in the 3rd to give the Warriors a shot down the stretch.

West Kelowna will be without Garrett Forster after he took a shot to the head in the final two minutes in last night's game. The Vees Dominic Masellis was ejected for the check, receiving the minimum 2 game suspension.

The Warriors trail Salmon Arm by 5 points in the Interior.

Stats Pack:
Salmon Arm – 14-5-2-1

HOME – 7-2-2-1
ROAD – 7-3-0-0

Top Scorers
Nick Hutchison (11 G, 16 A)
Carson Bolduc (7 G, 17 A)
Taro Hirose (4 G, 20 A)

GF – 89
GA – 61

PP – 6th – 24 for 117 (20.5%)
PK – 4th – 102 for 120 (85.0%)
West Kelowna – 12-7-0-2

HOME – 9-4-0-1
ROAD – 3-3-0-1

Top Scorers
Liam Blackburn (10 G, 17 A)
Jonathan Desbiens (12 G, 10 A)
Garrett Forster (8 G, 11 A)

GF – 72
GA – 66

PP – 2nd – 23 for 90 (25.6%)
PK – 9th – 93 for 115 (80.9%)

Next Game – Wednesday Nov 18th -       @ Prince George – 7 PM
Head-to-Head Lifetime – West Kelowna is 18-46-0-8 All-Time vs Penticton
Warriors are 9-22-0-5 vs Penticton at Home

This Season Head to Head: Warriors are 2-1-0-0.

October 16th – Salmon Arm wins 4-2 in West Kelowna
October 30th – West Kelowna wins 3-2 in OT in Salmon Arm
October 31st – West Kelowna wins 3-1 in West Kelowna

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