Saturday, 21 November 2015

Nov 21st vs Alberni PREVIEW

The West Kelowna Warriors entertain the Alberni Valley Bulldogs at 7 PM tonight, Royal Lepage Place as they look to extend their win streak to 3 games. The Bulldogs are coming off a big loss in Salmon Arm, where they fell 10-1 to the Silverbacks.

West Kelowna will look to shut down Chris Schutz and Josh Adkins who have 20 of the 63 goals this season for Alberni Valley, while Liam Blackburn looks to build on his 2 assist night last night, which pushed his point total to 30.

The Warriors did not beat the Bulldogs last season, but in Junior Hockey, those stats really don't matter. Expect a very hungry Bulldog team who is currently last in the Island Division, but they also have 5 games in hand on Victoria, so that landscape can change with a decent run.

It will be Keelan Williams in goal for the Warriors, while AP Brady Lenardon will back him up, from the Kelowna Chiefs. For the Bulldogs, Brody Claeys will get the nod. He allowed 4 goals in a relief appearance last night in Salmon Arm.

Special Teams will be interesting to watch tonight, as the Bulldogs rank #2 on the PP, and the Warriors are 4th. Both teams have similar PK numbers as well, so we may be in for some man-advantage markers.

Parent's weekend finishes up tonight, as the Warriors look to make it a 3-game week sweep with a victory.

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Stats Pack:
Alberni Valley – 9-12-1-1

HOME – 6-5-0-1
ROAD – 3-7-1-0

Top Scorers
Josh Adkins (9 G, 12 A)
Jordan Sandhu (3 G, 17 A)
Chris Schutz (11 G, 7 A)

GF – 63
GA – 87

PP – 2nd – 24.3% (27 for 111)
PK – 13th – 76.9% (93 for 121)

West Kelowna – 14-8-0-2

HOME – 10-4-0-1
ROAD – 4-4-0-1

Top Scorers
Liam Blackburn (10 G, 20 A)
Jonathan Desbiens (14 G, 10 A)
Kylar Hope (9 G, 12 A)

GF – 85
GA – 76

PP – 4th – 25 for 106 (23.6%)
PK – 11th – 103 for 129 (79.8%)

Next Game – Thursday November 26th
@ Wenatchee – 7 PM Town Toyota Center
Head-to-Head Lifetime – West Kelowna is 5-5-3-3 All-Time vs Alberni Valley
The Warriors are 3-3-1-1 on home ice vs the Bulldogs

Last Season Head to Head – The Warriors went 0-2 against Alberni Valley in 2014/2015.

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