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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5th, 2019
WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The Warriors(1-9-2) and Vipers(3-3) face off Saturday afternoon in Penticton for the BCHL Showcase presented by Bauer.
Warriors vs. Vipers 2019/20 Regular Season Schedule:
Saturday, September 6th @ Royal LePage Place (7:00 PM) LOSS 4-2
Saturday, October 5th @ South Okanagan Events Centre (4:00 PM)
Friday, January 24th @ Royal Le Place (6:00 PM)
Saturday, January 25th @ Kal Tire Place (6:00 PM)
Friday, February 21st @ Kal Tire Place (7:00 PM)
Saturday, February 22nd @ Royal LePage Place ( 6:00 PM)
The Warriors are looking to rebound after suffering a tough one goal loss to the defending Fred Page Cup winners, the Prince George Spruce Kings. It was a game the Warriors controlled especially during the second period, but penalty trouble changed the pace late in the second and throughout the third allowing Chong Min Lee to score the go ahead and eventual game winning goal making it 3-2.
Saturday afternoon, the Warriors face their North Okanagan rivals the Vernon Vipers, who have only played a grand total of seven games during the regular season. The Vipers defeated the Warriors in the BCHL regular season opener by a score of 4-2. It was a game the Warriors had the edge, but after Logan Cash hit Jake Harrison and knocked him not only out of the game but with a long term injury, the Vipers took over and won their season opener 4-2. It’s obvious the Warriors have had their share of bad luck to start the season, but they cannot look at their injuries as an excuse. Main thing Warriors need to focus on this afternoon is making sure they stay disciplined and don’t end up in the penalty box, and capitalize on their scoring chances. Friday morning saw a handful of quality scoring chances for the Warriors who were trying to find that equalizer in the final frame. The Vipers are also coming off a spirited tilt versus the number one ranked team in the country, the Penticton Vees, so expect the Vipers to shake off whatever rust they’ve accumulated only playing a total of 6 games before Friday.
Saturday afternoon’s game will be broadcast on both HockeyTV and the Warriors Mixlr Network. Puck drop at 4:00pm from the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. For tickets to any upcoming home game visit tickets.westkelownawarriors.ca for details and packages.