The West Kelowna Warriors return home to Royal LePage Place for the first time in seven games, taking on the Langley Rivermen.
The Warriors went 6-1 on their 7-game trip, winning a pair of games against teams in each division, before falling last night to the Penticton Vees.
Last night's game was a tough one for West Kelowna, allowing the opening goal just 33 seconds into the game, and was put on their heels for long stretches. West Kelowna found their legs a bit in the late parts of period one, picking up the physicality as well. Look for a response from the Warriors in the compete department tonight.
Jonathan Desbiens has been one of the main stories during the past two weeks, scoring in eight straight games, and last night became just the second Warrior in history to score 40 goals in a season.
He’ll look to tie Trevor Bailey’s mark of 41 in a season tonight, although Bailey’s career marks are nearly untouchable unless you play four seasons for West Kelowna.
Kylar Hope will also look for point #100 tonight, as he was held off the scoresheet last night, the first time in 12 games that Hope didn't pick up at least an assist.
After tonight, the Warriors will play Tuesday at 11 AM against Vernon, as we welcome local area students to the game for Anti-Bullying Awareness. Everyone is welcome to attend on Tuesday, but seating is very limited.
Langley – 29-20-1-3
HOME – 17-9-0-2
ROAD – 12-11-1-1
Matthew Graham (22 G, 36 A)
Max Kaufman (18 G, 30 A)
Justin Fregona (23 G, 23 A)
GF – 196
GA – 174
PP – 15th – 38 for 237 (16.0%)
PK – 15th – 166 for 219 (75.8%)
West Kelowna – 33-17-1-2
HOME – 16-7-1-1
ROAD – 13-10-0-1
Jonathan Desbiens (40 G, 35 A)
Liam Blackburn (25 G, 43 A)
Kylar Hope (25 G, 41 A)
GF - 218
GA – 168
PP – 3rd – 59 for 251 (23.5%)
PK – 6th – 222 for 269 (82.5%)
Next Game – Tuesday February 16th –
Vs. Vernon – 11 AM - RLP
Head-to-Head Lifetime – West Kelowna is 7-7-1-3 All-Time vs. Langley
Warriors are 4-3-0-1 All-Time vs. Rivermen in West Kelowna
West Kelowna is 1-1 this season vs. Langley.