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PREVIEW: BULLDOGS COME TO TOWN FOR HOCKEY DAY IN WEST K

Photo Credit: Tami Quan Photography

January 12th, 2020

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors (9-25-5-2) look to extend their winning streak versus the Alberni Valley Bulldogs (21-16-1-2) Sunday afternoon.

Warriors vs. Bulldogs 2019/20 Regular Season Schedule:

Sunday, January 12th @ Royal LePage Place (2:30 PM) 

Thursday, January 30th @ Weyerhaeuser Arena (7:00 PM)

The Warriors are coming off a sweep of the Merritt Centennials Saturday night. The Cents clearly running on fumes after the BCHL trade deadline utilizing affiliates on the back end allowing the Warriors forwards to expose the Cents and take advantage of the hockey game. Deegan Mofford was able to score a pair of goals and the rookie trio of John Evans, Tyler Cristall and Brendan Pigeon took over in the third period scoring a pair of their own to seal it.

This afternoon will be much different. The Warriors welcome the Alberni Valley Bulldogs to town. The Bulldogs are coming off a tough overtime loss to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks last Friday and a 7-3 loss to the Vernon Vipers Saturday night. The Warriors need to expect a motivated club. The Bulldogs have a couple things going for them currently, they have one of the top goaltenders in the BCHL in Jackson Glassford who is capable of stealing games. They also have a couple new additions in Matthias Dal Monte on the back end and River Fahey up front. Both provide the Bulldogs with much needed size and solidify the Bulldogs as a playoff contender. The Warriors are 0-5 against Island Division teams but maybe this new swagger will help continue the winning streak. Head Coach Simon Ferguson made it clear to his team this will be a much larger test than the Merritt Centennials. This Bulldogs team is healthy and brings a lot more to the table. 

This afternoon’s game will be broadcast on both HockeyTV and the Warriors Mixlr Network. Puck drop at 2:30pm from Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna. For tickets to any upcoming home game visit tickets.westkelownawarriors.ca for details and packages.