Friday, 12 February 2016

February 12th @ Penticton PREVIEW

The West Kelowna Warriors and Penticton Vees finish off their 6-game season series tonight in Penticton, as two of the hottest teams in the BCHL go head to head.

The Vees are 9-1 in their last 10 games, including a weekend sweep of the Island Division, including two big comebacks against Victoria and Alberni Valley.

West Kelowna is unbeaten in their last eight games, going 7-0-1 in that stretch. In the last seven wins, Jonathan Desbiens has a goal in each, and is now just two goals away from tying Trevor Bailey for the single-season Warriors goal scoring mark. His 7-game goal streak is the longest in the BCHL this season.

Speaking of streaks, this match-up has a ton of them, as Kylar Hope sits with a 12-game assist streak as well. The Vees are no stranger to streaking either, as Tyson Jost and Nick Jones are on eight and six game assist streaks currently, while Scott Conway has points in his last 16.

Matthew Greenfield will get the nod in goal for West Kelowna, as he'll face off against Anthony Brodeur in the other crease. Brodeur is 3-0 against the Warriors this season with a 1.33 GAA and a .965 Sv%. In his two games against Penticton, Greenfield is 1-1, with a 1.52 GAA and .958 SV%. It's going to be a battle between the pipes.

West Kelowna will also have to make a healthy scratch tonight, as Jake LeBrun will play his first game in a Warriors uniform. LeBrun has been out since November.

Stats Pack:

Penticton – 44-6-1-0

HOME – 23-1-1-0
ROAD – 21-5-0-0

Top Scorers
Scott Conway (50 G, 53 A)
Tyson Jost (34 G, 52 A)
Easton Brodzinski (27 G, 30 A)

GF – 226
GA – 109

PP – 1st – 70 for 233 (30.0%)
PK – 2nd – 159 for 186 (85.5%)

West Kelowna – 33-16-1-2

HOME – 16-7-1-1
ROAD – 13-9-0-1

Top Scorers
Jonathan Desbiens (39 G, 35 A)
Liam Blackburn (25 G, 42 A)
Kylar Hope (25 G, 41 A)

GF - 216
GA – 163

PP – 3rd – 59 for 248 (23.8%)
PK – 6th – 217 for 263 (82.5%)

Next Game – Saturday February 13th  
vs Langley – 7 PM Royal LePage Place

Head-to-Head Lifetime – West Kelowna is 19-48-0-8 All-Time vs Penticton
The Warriors are 9-25-0-3 vs the Vees in Penticton

West Kelowna is 1-3-0-1 this season vs Penticton

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