Friday, 4 December 2015

December 4th vs Cowichan Valley PREVIEW

The West Kelowna Warriors will entertain the Cowichan Valley Capitals tonight on Don Richmond's HAMPER NIGHT at Royal Lepage Place. The fundraiser will be run by Warriors Chaplain Don Richmond, as he looks for cash donations to put together Christmas Hampers this holiday season.

The Warriors enter play coming off a 7-3 victory over the Trail Smoke Eaters, in a game which saw 4 goals scored by West Kelowna in 2:05, which is a team record. 3 players scored a pair of goals in the game, as Connor Sodergren, Kylar Hope, and Liam Blackburn were all 1 goal shy of the hat-trick.

Speaking of Blackburn, he is now in sole possession of #2 on the Warriors All-Time Points list, as he passed Alex Grieve with 3 points on Tuesday. Blackburn sits behind only Trevor Bailey now on the list, who is 81 points ahead of Liam heading into tonight's game. While the lead on the All-Time list is pretty much unattainable unless Blackburn returns next season, keep in mind that if Blackburn plays the rest of the games this season, he will have played 72 less games than Bailey, who is the lone Warrior to play 200 games in a Westside/West Kelowna jersey.

The Cowichan Valley Capitals sit in 3rd place in their division like the Warriors, as their hot start has slowed as of late, going 4-5-0-1 in their last 10 games.

These two teams met at the BCHL Showcase, as the Warriors skated away with a 2-1 victory.

Stats Pack
Cowichan Valley – 14-10-1-3

HOME – 10-2-0-1
ROAD – 4-8-1-2

Top Scorers
Ryan Burton (12 G, 18 A)
Kade Kehoe (10 G, 17 A)
Mitch Meek (4 G, 18 A)

GF – 101
GA – 92

PP – 11th – 26 for 138 (18.8%)
PK – 9th – 126 for 159 (79.3%)

West Kelowna – 17-10-0-2

HOME – 11-5-0-1
ROAD – 6-5-0-1

Top Scorers
Liam Blackburn (14 G, 24 A)
Jonathan Desbiens (15 G, 15 A)
Kylar Hope (11 G, 17 A)

GF – 109
GA – 100

PP – 4th – 31 for 127 (24.4%)
PK – 11th – 117 for 148 (79.1%)

Next Game – Saturday December 5th
@ Merritt – 7:30 PM Nicola Valley
Head-to-Head Lifetime – West Kelowna is 11-3-0-3 All-Time vs. Cowichan Valley
Warriors are 6-1 on home ice vs the Capitals

Head-to-Head This Season
September 25th, 2015 – West Kelowna defeated Cowichan 2-1 at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack.

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