The West Kelowna Warriors (10-5-2-0) open a three-game stretch on home ice and play their only game of the week on Tuesday night as they host the Merritt Centennials (6-9-1-1) at Royal LePage Place on Total Tuesday, presented by Total Restoration.
In the third annual “Total Tuesday” game, Total Restoration has bought out RLP and providing free tickets for fans! Standing room tickets only remain for tonight’s game by using the promo code “free” at checkout through the Warriors office or collecting tickets in person at the Warriors Office or Box Office ahead of the game.
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Overall Record: 10-5-2-0 (3rd in Interior Conference – 6th in BCHL)
Home Record: 4-2-2-0
Road Record: 6-3-0-0
Power Play: 9-for-48 (18.8% – 12th in BCHL)
Penalty Kill: 52-for-65 (80.0% – 8th in BCHL)
Overall Record: 6-9-1-1 (6th in Interior Conference – 11th in BCHL)
Home Record: 3-4-1-0
Road Record: 3-5-0-1
Power Play: 12-for-55 (21.8% – 8th in BCHL)
Penalty Kill: 53-for-66 (80.3% – 7th in BCHL)
Saturday, October 14th @ Nicola Valley Memorial Arena (6-4 Warriors) (BOXSCORE)
Friday, November 3rd @ Nicola Valley Memorial Arena (6-4 Centennials) (BOXSCORE)
Tuesday, November 14th @ Royal LePage Place (7:00 PM)
Friday, November 24th @ Royal LePage Place (7:00 PM)
Friday, December 1st @ Nicola Valley Memorial Arena (7:05 PM)
Friday, January 5th @ Royal LePage Place (7:00 PM)
Saturday, January 14th @ Royal LePage Place (7:00 PM)
Friday, January 26th @ Nicola Valley Memorial Arena (7:05 PM)
The Warriors are back on home ice following a split weekend in Prince George against the Spruce Kings, dropping a 3-1 score on Friday night before finishing the weekend with a 4-1 triumph on Saturday at Kopar Memorial Arena. Felix Caron, Jackson Kyrkostas, Cal Hughes and Landen Hilditch were part of four unanswered goals in a come-from-behind victory. Rorke Applebee turned aside 21 of the 22 shots thrown his way in his 6th win of the season in between the pipes.
Merritt makes their way into Tuesday night’s contest after a 4-2 loss to the Vernon Vipers on Friday night at Kal Tire Place. Dylan Lariviere and Jaxson Murray scored the markers for the Centennials while Karlis Mezsargs turned aside 23 of the 27 shots he faced in his 5th loss of the season.
Warriors Leading Scorers:
Felix Caron (11-8-19)
Johannes Løkkeberg (5-11-16)
Brennan Nelson (4-10-14)
Isaiah Norlin (4-10-14)
Jackson Kyrkostas (8-5-13)
Centennials Leading Scorers:
Michael Felsing (6-15-21)
Ryan Spinale (6-11-17)
Zach Losier (9-4-13)
Dylan Lariviere (5-7-12)
Dylan Wegner (4-8-12)
- Isaiah Norlin – Defenseman – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Clarkson University
Collecting points in four of his last five contests and playing a key part on the Warriors blueline, Norlin is showcasing all of his talents to help his team win games. The Clarkson University commit has earned a goal and four assists for five points over that span and is the highest average time on ice player on the Warriors roster, averaging 22:10 minutes per game.
- Johannes Løkkeberg – Forward – Frederiksted, Norway – Bowling Green University
Riding a four-game point streak into action on Tuesday, Løkkeberg has been one of the more consistent streams of offense for the Warriors this season in his first year in North America to play hockey. The Frederiksted, Norway native has registered a goal and four assists for five points during his four-game point streak and sits 2nd in scoring on the team.
- Dylan Lariviere – Forward – Welland, Ontario – Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Scoring his first career two-goal effort in the teams’ last meeting on November 3rd, Lariviere has found a comfortable spot in the Centennials lineup, earning points in 10 of his last 12 games. A recent commit of RPi, who will have four commits playing in the game tonight, Lariviere has collected three goals and an assist for four points during a three-game point streak.
- Dylan Wegner – Forward – Nashville, Tennessee
After starting the season in Prince George and moving to Merritt after two games, Wegner is a point-per-game player with the Cents, collecting 12 points in 12 games and recently had a seven-game point streak snapped on Friday. The Nashville, Tennessee native had garnered 3 goals and 6 assists for 9 points in those 7 games including a two-point outing with a goal and an assist in the last meeting between West Kelowna and Merritt in early November. In fact, Wegner has two goals and two assists for four points in the two head-to-head matchups this season.
The Warriors and Centennials meet for the third of their eight-game season set and the first to come at Royal LePage Place this season. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 PM with tickets available at the Warriors website or in-person at the Box Office ahead of the opening face-off.