- Not exactly the start the Warriors wanted on Saturday night, finding themselves down 3-0 after the first period, in what was a steady parade to the penalty box. Add in the fact West Kelowna was shorthanded for four minutes to start the second period, had the Warriors staff wondering what was in store.
- The first turning point was that opening of the second period, with Keelan Williams now in net, the Warriors came alive. More on that, Jonathan Desbiens had a point on all five goals in the period, helping lead the Warriors up by two.
- West Kelowna seemed to find their discipline in the middle frame, and it was back to back penalties by the Kings that lead to the Warriors 5-3 lead. A hit on Tyler Anderson by Nick Halagian was the scariest of them all, as Anderson was hit in the numbers and drilled into the boards from the danger zone three feet away. Luckily Anderson was okay and able to continue in the game, and the Warriors made the Kings pay on the man advantage.
- It was tough to see Keelan Williams get pulled in the third period after solid play in the middle frame, but Rylan Ferster's gut instinct ended up working out. It will be interesting to see who gets the start on Sunday in Chilliwack.
- While its not there yet, the Warriors will have a little "x" beside their team name on the Standings after tonight's victory. The Warriors have clinched a playoff spot, but still a couple of key milestones to reach. First would be setting the first round match-up with Salmon Arm officially, then the battle for Home-Ice Advantage. Tonight's 29th win is the 6th most in the 10-year history of West Kelowna, with the franchise record of 40 wins out of reach, the Warriors have a chance with 10 remaining, to reach 36 victories, which would be the second-most.
Sunday, 31 January 2016
Warriors 6 - Kings 5 (2OT)
Kylar Hope scored the game winning goal 1:14 into double overtime as the Warriors won a wacky 6-5 game over the Powell River Kings that left 710 fans in the rink and numerous fans watching on Fast Hockey checking their eye-sight.