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GAME 5 PREVIEW: WARRIORS LOOK TO TAKE THEIR FIRST SERIES LEAD FRIDAY NIGHT

Photo Credit: Tami Quan Photography

 

March 8th, 2019

WEST KELOWNA B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors play their final home game of the best of seven series with the Wenatchee Wild Friday night.

WARRIORS VS WILD REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE:

Sept 15th @ WEST KELOWNA – 4-2 LOSS

Sept 26th @ WEST KELOWNA – 7pm  5-2 WIN

Oct 30th @ WEST KELOWNA – 7pm    6-2 WIN

Nov 2nd @ Wenatchee – 7:05pm   4-3 WIN

Nov 23rd @ Wenatchee – 7:05pm  6-3 LOSS

Nov 24th @ Wenatchee – 7:05pm   4-2 LOSS

WARRIORS VS WILD ROUND 1 SCHEDULE: BEST OF SEVEN SERIES TIED 2-2

GAME 1 Saturday March 2nd @ Wenatchee 7:05pm    LOSS 5-4
GAME 2 Sunday March 3rd @ Wenatchee 6:05pm      WIN 5-1
GAME 3 Tuesday March 5th @ West Kelowna 7:00pm   LOSS 6-2
GAME 4 Wednesday March 6th @ West Kelowna 7:00pm  WIN 2-1 (OT)

*GAME 5 Friday March 8th @ West Kelowna 7:00pm

*GAME 6 Sunday March 10th @ Wenatchee 8:05pm
*GAME 7 Monday March 11th @ Wenatchee 7:05pm

*if necessary

The Warriors picked up a crucial game 4 victory Wednesday night going the distance. The Wild were holding on to a 1-0 lead late in the game until Lucas Bahn would fire a shot from the point which would go off the skate of Parm Dhaliwal and in to tie the hockey game sending it to overtime. The veteran forward would go on the attack once again out muscling a Wild defender beating him to the puck allowing Dhaliwal to score the go ahead goal in overtime. “It’s fitting that Parm Dhaliwal gets the game winner,” stated Head Coach and General Manager Brandon West. “He’s grinded three years in a row with this club. Post season success hasn’t been there him and I thought he was fantastic tonight.”

Tonight the Warriors look to take their first lead of the best of seven series. Game 5 will take place in West Kelowna where as games 6 and 7 will take place in the Town Toyota Centre in Wenatchee. The veteran forwards of the Warriors know this game is super important if they want to have the advantage heading into hostile territory. Captain Cavin Tilsley will have family in attendance and he assures Warriors fans that this will not be his final home game as a member of the Warriors, “This isn’t going to be my last home game. For me right now i’m focused on tonight. I’m going to do everything in my power to pick up the win.” A Warriors win Friday will put them in the driver’s seat only needing one more victory to win the series. A Wild victory will force the Warriors to win two in a row in the Town Toyota Centre starting Sunday night.

Warriors Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations Chase Johnston is back on the mic with a pregame show 10 minutes before puck drop. Just a reminder that tickets are available for the first round of the BCHL playoffs at tickets.westkelownawarriors.ca.