Friday, 27 November 2015

Nov 27th @ Surrey PREVIEW

The West Kelowna Warriors are back in Canada to take on the Surrey Eagles on the Olympic Ice of the South Surrey Arena.

The Warriors knocked off the Wenatchee Wild last night, hanging on for a 4-3 victory as the Wild pressed late.

Kylar Hope's shorthanded goal was the difference, as he made it 4-1 halfway through the 2nd period. Hope has had a stellar month of November, posting 4 goals and 10 assists in 8 games.

Keelan Williams picked up the victory in goal, while the Warriors out-shot the Wild 37-26 in the game.

Tonight's game in Surrey is the 2nd of 3 on this Mainland Division swing for the Warriors. Last season, the Warriors fell to the Eagles in this building, after a ferry delay lead to a 2.5 hour delay in the start time. West Kelowna fought back from down 3-0 early but ultimately fell by a 5-4 margin.

The Eagles are coming off a victory on Wednesday, when they defeated the Merritt Centennials 11-8 at the Nicola Valley Arena. The 11-goal outburst pushed the Eagles Goals For number to 65. Before Wednesday, they had averaged just 2.16 goals per game.

Former Warrior Forbes Ploszaj has gone 0-6 since joining the Eagles, with a 4.53 GAA and .878 SV %.  Since the trade, Daniel Davidson is 1-3 with a 10.24 GAA, being pulled from 3 of his last 4 starts. It is unknown as to who is starting as of this writing.

In goal for the Warriors will be Aidan Doak from the Revelstoke Grizzlies, making his BCHL debut. Doak has had good numbers so far this season, posting a 6-4-1 record with a 1.88 GAA and .937 Sv %. The Warriors will look to play good defense in front of the 19-year-old from Newmarket, Ontario.

Puck drops at 7 pm tonight, pre-game show at 6:40 on

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