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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11th, 2019
WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The Warriors(2-9-2-1) and Wild(5-3-1-1) kick off a double header south of the border Friday night.
Warriors vs. Wild 2019/20 Regular Season Schedule:
Saturday, September 7th @ Royal LePage Place (6:00 PM) LOSS 5-4
Friday, October 11th @ Town Toyota Center (7:05 PM)
Saturday, October 12th @ Town Toyota Center (7:05 PM)
Wednesday, October 23rd @ Town Toyota Center (7:05 PM)
Friday, November 22nd @ Royal LePage Place (7:00 PM)
Saturday, December 14th @ Royal LePage Place ( 6:00 PM)
The Warriors are coming off the most exciting finish they’ve had all season versus the Langley Rivermen. Issue is the Warriors didn’t win, it was a 4-3 shootout victory for the Rivermen. The game however, had some major turning points for the Warriors. First, was Johnny Derrick between the pipes, Derrick was able to keep his composure after allowing a pair of goals in the second giving the Rivermen a multi goal lead. For the rest of the game Derrick stood tall allowing his team to come back and force a shoot out. Derrick also made multiple stops in the extra frame and the shootout to keep his team in it. Second was the Warriors third period play. The Warriors have been known as a team that are unable to compete for a full 60 minutes, but that wasn’t the case Tuesday night with the Warriors scored a pair of goals in the final 5 minutes to force overtime. It was the first time the Warriors came back in the third period all season. Third was the secondary scoring. Warriors showed last Sunday that the back end could produce with Austin Chorney scoring a pair of goals and then Ryan Novecosky adding one late. Then Tuesday night Brendan Pigeon and Rob Christy were able to connect giving the Warriors the momentum they needed to get back into the hockey game with five minutes to go in the third.
Tonight the Warriors face the Wenatchee Wild, a club the Warriors feel they should of defeated in their second game of the season September 7th. It was a 5-4 victory for the Warriors who were still trying to figure things out after recently losing both Captain Jake Harrison and Alternate Captain Parm Dhaliwal long term. Tonight the Warriors will still be without one of their top scorers Levi Stauber who was in the lineup last time these two teams played. The Wenatchee Wild will be more motivated than ever to win on home ice, especially since they’ve lost 4 games in a row. Head Coach and General Manager Bliss Littler rarely has long stretches of losses and will more than likely have his Wild team prepared for a two-game set inside the Town Toyota Centre.
This evening’s game will be broadcast on both HockeyTV and the Warriors Mixlr Network. Puck drop at 7:05pm from the Town Toyota Centre in Wenatchee. For tickets to any upcoming home game visit tickets.westkelownawarriors.ca for details and packages.