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GAME PREVIEW: Warriors Head To Trail For Clash With Smoke Eaters

The West Kelowna Warriors (24-8-7-0) look to get back in the win column as they travel to the West Kootenays to face-off against the Trail Smoke Eaters (19-14-4-0) on Saturday night at Cominco Arena.

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West Kelowna:

Overall Record: 24-8-7-0 (2nd in Interior Conference – 3rd in BCHL)

Home Record: 12-4-4-0

Road Record: 12-4-3-0

Power Play: 25-for-124 (20.2% – 12th in BCHL)

Penalty Kill: 116-for-148 (78.4% – 8th in BCHL)


Overall Record: 19-14-4-0 (5th in Interior Conference – 10th in BCHL)

Home Record: 12-4-3-0

Road Record: 7-10-1-0

Power Play: 27-for-139 (19.4% – 14th in BCHL)

Penalty Kill: 94-for-124 (75.8% – 14th in BCHL)

Season Series:

Saturday, September 23rd @ Cominco Arena (5-4 Warriors/OT) (BOXSCORE)

Saturday, September 30th @ Royal LePage Place (5-3 Warriors) (BOXSCORE)

Friday, December 9th @ Royal LePage Place (6-3 Warriors) (BOXSCORE)

Saturday, February 10th @ Cominco Arena (7:00 PM)

Friday, March 1st @ Royal LePage Place (7:00 PM)

Friday, March 22nd @ Cominco Arena (7:00 PM)

Looking Back:

West Kelowna makes their way to Trail looking to get back in the win column after falling by a 2-1 score on Friday night to the Cranbrook Bucks at Western Financial Place. Jack Pridham scored the lone goal in the game for the Warriors while Rorke Applebee turned aside 22 of the 24 shots thrown his way in his 4th overtime loss of the season.

The Smoke Eaters enter play on Saturday following a win on home ice on Friday night against the Merritt Centennials by a 5-3 score at Cominco Arena. Chase Stefanek, Mathieu Cobetto-Roy, Adam Parsons, Maxim Potvin and Adam Marshall each found the back of the net while Ryan Parker earned the win, making 25 saves on 28 shots in 11th win of the season.

Warriors Leading Scorers:

Felix Caron (23-23-46)

Michael Salandra (18-22-40)

Isaiah Norlin (10-28-38)

Jack Pridham (15-21-36)

Jackson Kyrkostas (17-13-30)

Smoke Eaters Leading Scorers:

Mathieu Cobetto-Roy (21-19-40)

Adam Marshall (13-13-26)

Ridge Dawson (14-11-25)

Chase Stefanek (8-17-25)

Adam Barone (6-19-25)

Who’s Hot:

West Kelowna:

  • Trent Wilson – Forward – Surrey, BC – Robert Morris University

Setting up the Warriors lone goal on Friday night in Cranbrook, Wilson helped getting the game into overtime and earning the Warriors a point in the game. The Robert Morris University commit has earned points in six of his last seven games, tallying four goals and three assists for seven points in that span.

  • Jack Pridham – Forward – Stouffville, ON – Boston University

The calendar flipping over to 2024 has not stopped the offensive ability of Pridham, who scored the only goal for the Warriors on Friday and now has registered points in five of his last six games. The BU commit has scored twice while adding four assists for six points over that time.


  • Mathieu Cobetto-Roy – Forward – Montreal, Quebec – Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Only two games in 2024 have featured no points from Cobetto-Roy as he has raised his total to 40 points on the season and 110 in 113 career games. A commit to RIT, Cobetto-Roy manufactured a goal and an assist on Friday’s win over the Centennials and has earned 8 goals and 6 assists for 14 points in his last 9 games.

  • Ryan Parker – Goaltender – Sooke, BC

Though he may not play, having started on Friday night against Merritt, Parker has been on a strong run since December 15th, having won each of his last five appearances. The Sooke, BC native has posted a 2.90 goals against average and a .910 save percentage during that five-game stretch and has improved his record on the season to 11-3.

The Warriors and Smoke Eaters meet for the fourth of their six meetings during the regular season with the game being broadcasted live on AM 1150 as well as streamed online on FloHockey.