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PREVIEW: WARRIORS CAP OFF HOME AT HOME IN SALMON ARM

Photo Credit: Tami Quan Photography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUGUST 24th, 2019

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors cap off their exhibition home at home with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Saturday night.

Warriors Exhibition Schedule:

Wednesday, August 21st @ Royal LePage Place vs. Penticton Vees (7:00 PM) LOSS 2-1

Friday, August 23rd @ Royal LePage Place vs. Salmon Arm Silverbacks (7:00 PM) LOSS 2-1

Saturday, August 24th @ Shaw Centre vs. Salmon Arm Silverbacks (7:00 PM)

Wednesday, August 28th @ South Okanagan Events Centre vs. Penticton Vees (6:30 PM)

Friday, August 30st @ Cominco Arena vs. Trail Smoke Eaters (7:00 PM)

Saturday, August 31st @ Royal LePage Place vs. Trail Smoke Eaters (6:00 PM)

 

Warriors vs. Silverbacks 2019/20 Regular Season Schedule:

Sunday, September 8th @ Shaw Centre (3:00 PM)

Tuesday, September 24th @ Royal LePage Place  (7:00 PM)

Tuesday, October 1st @ Shaw Centre (7:00 PM)

Friday, October 18th @ Royal LePage Place (7:00 PM)

Saturday, November 23rd @ Royal LePage Place (6:00 PM)

Wednesday, February 12th @ Shaw Centre (7:00 PM)

The Warriors are looking to avenge their Friday night loss at home with a Saturday night win on the road.

Head Coach and General Manager Brandon West is confident that it’s time to start using some of his own veterans after seeing his prospects get taken advantage of closer to the end of Friday night’s 2-1 loss. Both exhibition games for the Warriors had only two committed players for 2019-2020. “We’ll start inserting some veterans into the lineup and get some chemistry going,” stated West. “I know the older guys are itching to get into the lineup. They’re eager and we need to get them going soon”. There is no word from Coach West on who exactly from the veteran group will play Saturday night but is confident there will be a presence. 

As for the Silverbacks, they used almost their full lineup Friday night. It would be interesting to see which players step in and which one’s remain on the roster for Saturday night’s game at the Shaw Centre. Look for top goaltender Ethan Langenegger to get the start between the pipes. Langenegger didn’t allow a goal Friday night after replacing Tanner Martin midway through the second period. 

Tonight’s game will be broadcast on both HockeyTV and the Warriors Mixlr Network. Puck drop at 7pm  The Warriors are back in action on Wednesday night when they head to Penticton for a tilt with the Vees.