Sunday, 31 January 2016

Jan 31st @ Chilliwack PREVIEW

The West Kelowna Warriors visit the Chilliwack Chiefs tonight at 5:00 pm from the Prospera Centre, looking to sweep a 3-game road trip.

It’s been a smooth but tough day travel wise for the Warriors, leaving Powell River on the 8 am ferry to Earls Cove. The good news was that the Warriors players seemed to get some sleep on the bus and will hopefully have their legs to open up the game.

The Warriors will once again play Kyle Marino on the back end, although Matt Monk may be on his way to the coast to help ease that strain.

West Kelowna clinched a playoff spot with last nights win, and is now in a battle to gain home ice in the opening round of the Interior division playoffs. The Warriors will travel home after the game, but come back to the lower mainland on Wednesday, and head to Trail for games on Friday and Saturday.

Matthew Greenfield will once again get the start for West Kelowna, as he ended up with the victory despite being pulled after 20 minutes. Greenfield re-entered the game in the third period and was rock solid to finish, before Kylar Hope scored the overtime winner.

Stats Pack:
Chilliwack – 29-10-2-4

HOME – 19-2-0-2
ROAD – 10-8-2-2

Top Scorers
Jordan Kawaguchi (29 G, 31 A)
Darien Craighead (17 G, 34 A)
Vimal Sukumaran (27 G, 22 A)

GF – 183
GA – 114

PP – 8th – 32 for 157 (20.4%)
PK – 4th – 141 for 169 (83.4%)

West Kelowna – 29-16-1-2

HOME – 16-7-1-1
ROAD – 13-9-0-1

Top Scorers
Jonathan Desbiens (34 G, 30 A)
Liam Blackburn (23 G, 40A)
Kylar Hope (22 G, 37 A)

GF - 195
GA – 158

PP – 4th – 54 for 231 (23.4%)
PK – 6th – 202 for 247 (81.8%)

Next Game – Wednesday February 3rd
@ Coquitlam – 7 PM Poirier Arena

Head-to-Head Lifetime – West Kelowna is 3-6-3-2 All-Time vs Chilliwack
The Warriors are 0-3-2-1 vs the Chiefs in Chilliwack.
West Kelowna has gone 6-2 at the Prospera Centre during the BCHL Showcase

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