Friday, 26 February 2016

February 26th vs Salmon Arm PREVIEW

The West Kelowna Warriors and Salmon Arm Silverbacks will be seeing a lot of each other over the next 17 days, as these two first round combatants finish off their season series tonight. The Silverbacks will play again Saturday, but this is the 58th and final game of the regular season for the Warriors.

With the playoffs just around the corner, the Warriors have put up a solid mark in the month of February, going 7-1. An Anti-Bullying week sweep of the Vernon Vipers has given the Warriors home-ice in the opening round against the Silverbacks starting on March 4th in West Kelowna.

One storyline to watch for tonight is that of Jonathan Desbiens, who sits at 83 points on the year, two shy of tying Trevor Bailey for the single-season Warriors record in points. Desbiens will have had two extra games to do it in, however its still a very impressive feat if he can accomplish it. Whether its broken or not, it has been a great regular season for Desbiens.

It will be a fun night during the game, and afterwards as well as the Warriors hand out their awards on-ice right after the final buzzer. After those are handed out, the focus shifts to next Friday, and Game 1 vs Salmon Arm in the first round of the playoffs. Buckle Up.

Stats Pack:

Salmon Arm – 29-18-4-5

HOME- 15-6-3-4
ROAD – 14-12-1-1

Top Scorers
Taro Hirose (15 G, 56 A)
Carson Bolduc (22 G, 34 A)
Ross Heidt (33 G, 20 A)

GF – 225
GA - 173

PP – 4th – 58 for 260 (22.3%)
PK – 7th – 224 for 276 (81.2%)

West Kelowna – 37-17-1-2

HOME – 19-7-1-1
ROAD – 18-10-0-1

Top Scorers
Jonathan Desbiens (44 G, 39 A)
Kylar Hope (27 G, 45 A)
Liam Blackburn (25 G, 45 A)

GF - 236
GA – 179

PP – 3rd – 64 for 265 (24.2%)
PK – 5th – 238 for 286 (83.2%)

Next Game – Playoffs Game 1
Friday March 4th  vs Salmon Arm
7 PM Royal LePage Place

Head-to-Head Lifetime – West Kelowna is 34-22-1-8 All-Time vs Salmon Arm
The Warriors are 17-10-1-2 All-Time vs. the Silverbacks at Home

West Kelowna is 4-2 this season vs. Salmon Arm

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