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January 11th, 2020
WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors (8-25-5-2) look to sweep the two-game set with the Merritt Centennials (10-27-1-3) Saturday night.
Warriors vs. Centennials 2019/20 Regular Season Schedule:
Friday, September 20th @ Nicola Valley Memorial Arena (7:00 PM) LOSS 4-2
Saturday, October 19th @ Royal LePage Place (6:00 PM) LOSS 5-2
Friday, December 20th @ Royal LePage Place (7:00 PM) LOSS 6-2
Saturday, December 21st @ Nicola Valley Memorial Arena (7:00 PM) WIN 5-3
Friday, January 10th @ Nicola Valley Memorial Arena (7:00 PM) WIN 5-3
Saturday, January 11th @ Royal LePage Place (6:00 PM)
The Warriors are coming off a big 5-3 victory over the Merritt Centennials Friday night. It was the hot start for the Warriors that proved to be the difference, scoring 4 goals in the first period which would end up being a 5-3 final. The game could have gone the other way for the Warriors but goaltender Johnny Derrick was able to stand tall stopping 36 of 39 shots on goal propelling the Warriors in the BCHL standings. Currently the Warriors only sit one point back from the Centennials for the final playoff spot this March.
Tonight it’s a rematch from Friday night with the Centennials heading to Royal LePage Place. To say this game is important for the Warriors is an understatement. The Warriors have never had a winning streak this season and tonight is the night where they can finally achieve that. New acquisitions Elan Bar Lev Wise and Corey McCann will make their Warriors debuts. Both players are looking forward to a fresh start and joining a club with a great foundation is exciting for both the players and Warriors nation. If the Warriors get off to the same hot start they had Friday and keep their feet on the gas pedal, they should be able to pick up their first winning streak of the season.
This evening’s game will be broadcast on both HockeyTV and the Warriors Mixlr Network. Puck drop at 7:00pm from the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena in Merritt. For tickets to any upcoming home game visit tickets.westkelownawarriors.ca for details and packages.