Photo Credit: Damon James
January 12th, 2018
WEST KELOWNA B.C. – The new look West Kelowna Warriors(23-19-0-1) host the Alberni Valley Bulldogs for the first time this season.
WARRIORS VS BULLDOGS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE:
Jan 12th @ West Kelowna
Feb 10th @ Alberni Valley
The West Kelowna Warriors snapped their 5 game losing streak last night in Merritt with a thrilling 4-3 overtime win. “It was a full 60 minute effort”, stated Assistant Coach Matt Miller. “We worked hard from top to bottom in the lineup and got rewarded. There is still areas of improvement needed but this was a positive step in the right direction. Merritt is a good team and they showed that but I really liked our fight and drive to keep the energy and get the two points.” The word Matt Miller likes to use is “compete”. A word that is synonymous to effort,fight, challenge, and contend. Compete is something the Warriors have heard from their coaching staff over the past week. There was a lack of compete in the first three games of 2019, but there was no shortage in last night’s victory over the Centennials. Tonight will be Cavin Tilsley’s 200th career game in the BCHL. Tilsley has spent the past 4 seasons in the BCHL with the Prince George Spruce Kings and West Kelowna Warriors.
Tonight the Warriors are set to face the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, a club that has a couple familiar faces to West Kelowna including former Warriors goaltender Cole Demers who was traded back in September. There is a chance Demers could get a start this evening against his former club with John Hawthorne facing 33 shots in last night 3-0 loss to the Wenatchee Wild. The Bulldogs also made a couple moves at the deadline, one of them was picking up former Trail Smoke Eaters forward Michael Hodge who has scored more than a couple goals against the Warriors this season.
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 still available for tonight’s matchup versus the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Visit the Warriors website and select single game tickets for more details.