The Warriors would strike first before fans were in their seats when Michael Buonincontri put home the puck in front after good work from Jason Cotton and Liam Blackburn.
Josh Bly would get his 1st in the BCHL at 7:27 of the first period after joining the rush late and snapping one past Angus Redmond to give the Warriors a 2-0 lead.
There would be no scoring in the middle frame as both teams would block a lot of shots and not enable much to get through. Blackburn had the best opportunity to score as his open net was taken away by a deflection from defenseman Bennett Morrison of the ‘Backs
Salmon Arm would shock the Warriors early on the 3rd period as they scored 3 goals in 1:27 to go ahead 3-2.
Chase Priskie had the 1st goal, followed by Shane Danyluk just 19 seconds later. Karl El-Mir would score on a break-away to take the lead.
Bly, who had one of his best games of the season, scored at 10:32 to tie it up again, as this one would head to OT.
With 10 seconds left in the 1st OT, Jason Cotton took a penalty, but a great kill from the Warriors would lead to 3 on 3 only lasting just over 2 minutes.
Jonathan Desbiens was able to start a 2 on 1 in the final minute, and would set up Andrew Johnson who slammed one up under the crossbar and stuck it along the back bar and the mesh to give the Warriors a 4-3 Win.
The Warriors will play “Fight Cancer” night Saturday against the same Silverbacks, in West Kelowna at 7 pm. Come on out, bid on your favorite players PINK jersey, and take home a great Warriors souvenir.
You can listen live if you can’t make the game on 95.1 FM WDCR or online at www.wdcr.ca or watch at www.bchl.fasthockey.com