Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Nov 18th @ Prince George PREVIEW

The West Kelowna Warriors make the long trek north for tonight's game against the Prince George Spruce Kings.

The Warriors are coming off a winless weekend, dropping games to Penticton and Salmon Arm. The Warriors were happy with their efforts against Penticton, just failed to be able to beat Anthony Brodeur after period 1. Saturday in Salmon Arm, the Warriors saw a 3-1 lead evaporate as the 'Backs scored in the final minute of the 2nd and first minute of the 3rd.

West Kelowna fell 7 points back of Salmon Arm for 2nd in the Interior with the losses, and may now need to turn their focus to staying ahead of the Vernon Vipers, who trail the Warriors by 3 points for 3rd. Vernon has played 2 more games. Those two teams will square off on Friday at Royal Lepage Place as West Kelowna kicks off their Parent Weekend.

The trip to Prince George is not an easy one, and the Warriors have not had success at the Coliseum the last few years. Since PG moved to the Mainland Division, the Warriors have not won on the road there, and have only won once since 2011, when they went 1-3-0-1 in the Spruce Kings last year in the Interior.

Liam Blackburn returns to his hometown for maybe the final time as he still looks for his 50th goal as a Warrior. He has been held point less in the last two games after starting the season with points in 20 straight games.

In goal, expect Stephen Heslop to get the start tonight. Heslop has won his last two starts against Nanaimo and Vernon.

Garrett Forster will be out of the lineup again tonight after the hit on Friday from Domenic Masellis against Penticton. He is questionable for this weekend's games.

Stats Pack
Prince George – 6-16-0-2

HOME – 3-6-0-0
ROAD – 3-10-0-2

Top Scorers
Adam Brubacher (6 G, 11 A)
Corey Hoffman (6 G, 11 A)
Jake LeBrun (10 G, 3 A)

GF – 52
GA – 98

PP – 11th – 17 for 91 (18.7%)
PK – 16th – 80 for 108 (74.1%)
West Kelowna – 12-8-0-2

HOME – 9-4-0-1
ROAD – 3-4-0-1

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

GF – 75
GA – 71

PP – 3rd – 23 for 95 (24.2%)
PK – 10th – 98 for 122 (80.3%)

Next Game – Friday November 20th vs Vernon – Royal Lepage Place 7 PM
Head-to-Head Lifetime – West Kelowna is 23-11-2-5 All-Time vs Prince George
Warriors are 8-8-1-5 in Prince George

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

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