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PREVIEW: WARRIORS HEAD TO SALMON ARM TUESDAY

Photo Credit: Garrett James Photography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 1st, 2019

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The Warriors(1-7-2) travel up North for a tilt with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks(6-1-1) Tuesday night.

Warriors vs. Silverbacks 2019/20 Regular Season Schedule:

Sunday, September 8th @ Shaw Centre (3:00 PM)    LOSS 4-1

Tuesday, September 24th @ Royal LePage Place  (7:00 PM)  LOSS 4-3 OT

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 rebound after suffering their sixth straight loss Saturday night to the Penticton Vees. It was a game where the Warriors were within one goal of the Vees in the third period, but after the midway mark of the final frame the Vees took over with a trio of goals. Good things that can be taken out of the weekend is that the powerplay is starting to contribute with the addition of Trevor Adams being acclimated to the Warriors system. Adams scored his first goal as a member of the Warriors last Saturday and he’s motivated to pick up the Warriors first win since Sept 13th. 

Great news for the Warriors is a new face,. Kris Pietroniro. Pietroniro, 18, comes from Bishop’s College Prep out in Sherbrooke Quebec where he was able to register almost a point a game. The 6’3 181 pound forward is also expected to bring much needed size for the Warriors up front. Head Coach and General Manager Brandon West isn’t afraid use Petroniro on the top 6 putting him with Max Bulawka and Levi Stauber on the second line. 

Tonight the Warriors are facing a familiar opponent, the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. The Warriors faced the Silverbacks twice in preseason and twice already in regular season. The last game was a week ago inside Royal LePage Place where the Warriors had a 3-2 lead late, but with under a minute to go the Silverbacks would tie it up and eventually win it in overtime to remain undefeated at the time. Now the Silverbacks have lost two in a row since then. One to the Cowichan Valley Capitals and another in overtime to the Coquitlam Express. The Silverbacks will be motivated to get back into the win column after starting the season with a perfect 6-0 record. As for the Warriors, things are starting to improve in different areas of the game, and it might be demonstrated tonight inside the Shaw Centre.

This evening’s game will be broadcast on both HockeyTV and the Warriors Mixlr Network. Puck drop at 7:00pm from the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm. For tickets to  any upcoming home game visit tickets.westkelownawarriors.ca for details and packages.