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PREVIEW: WARRIORS HEAD TO PENTICTON FOR A MATINEE WITH THE VEES

Photo Credit: Tami Quan Photography

February 9th, 2020

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors (14-30-5-3) cap off their season series with the Penticton Vees (40-11-1-1) Sunday afternoon.

Warriors vs. Vees 2019/20 Regular Season Schedule:

Friday, September 27th @ South Okanagan Events Centre (7:00 PM)  LOSS 3-0

Saturday, September 28th @ Royal LePage Place  (6:00 PM) LOSS 7-3

Friday, December 6th @ South Okanagan Events Centre (7:00 PM) LOSS 5-1

Saturday, December 7th @ Royal LePage Place (6:00 PM)  LOSS 3-2

Tuesday, January 21st @ Royal LePage Place (7:00 PM) LOSS 5-2

Sunday, February 9th @ South Okanagan Events Centre (2:00 PM)

The Warriors are coming off a tough road loss to the Trail Smoke Eaters Friday night. It was a near perfect game for the Warriors who got off to a 2-0 lead after the first period, and also had a 4-2 lead with ten minutes to go in the third. Smoke Eaters studs Kent Johnson and Philippe Lapointe would connect with a trio of goals to give the Smoke Eaters a 5-4 victory. The Warriors got on the bus feeling dejected and questioning themselves after what they thought was a perfect game plan executed. The Smoke Eaters have two of the most talented forwards and possibly the top goaltenders in the BCHL in their arsenal, and sometimes not even a near perfect game is good enough to defeat the Smoke Eaters. There were a lot of good things to take out of the Warriors play Friday night, the penalty kill was perfect, Elan Bar Lev Wise scored his first as a Warrior and added a second goal in the game and Holden Kodak got the monkey off his back scoring his third of the season. The Warriors got depth scoring when they needed it getting a total of 4 goals, none of them from their top line. 

This afternoon the Warriors cap off their season series with the Penticton Vees. The Vees have made easy work of the Warriors this season with only one out of the five games being close. The Vees have been able to dominate in puck possession during the season series not giving the Warriors much time to create scoring chances. The Warriors once again will need a perfect game and need to stay out of the penalty box if they want to take down the Interior Division leading Vees in hostile territory. 

This afternoon’s game will be broadcast on both HockeyTV and the Warriors Mixlr Network. Puck drop at 2:00pm from South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. For tickets to any upcoming home game visit tickets.westkelownawarriors.ca for details and packages.