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February 7th, 2020
WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors (14-29-5-3) head to the West Kootenays for a tilt with the Trail Smoke Eaters(32-14-2-2-1) Friday night.
Warriors vs. Smoke Eaters 2019/20 Regular Season Schedule:
Saturday, September 21st @ Royal LePage Place (6:00 PM) LOSS 5-1
Friday, October 25th @ Royal LePage Place (7:00 PM) LOSS 4-3 (SO)
Saturday, October 26th @ Cominco Arena (7:00 PM) LOSS 8-2
Friday, December 13th @ Cominco Arena (7:00 PM) LOSS 4-3
Friday, February 7th @ Cominco Arena (7:00 PM)
Monday, February 17th @ Royal LePage Place (2:30 PM)
The Warriors are coming off another significant loss to the Prince George Spruce Kings. It was a game the Warriors needed to win to leapfrog the Spruce Kings in the standings but the Spruce Kings came out with a 3-1 regulation win. Then last Wednesday the Spruce Kings picked up a single point placing them a full 4 points ahead of the Warriors in the standings. The Victoria Grizzlies are currently sitting 5 points ahead of the Warriors for the sixth seed.
Tonight it’s the beginning of the final stretch for the Warriors. Seven games remain, all of them versus clubs with winning records. Warriors Head Coach Simon Ferguson didn’t hesitate when he said his team needs to steal a couple games if they want any hope at keeping up with the Spruce Kings and Grizzlies. The Smoke Eaters have feasted on the Warriors this season winning every game so far. Forward Kent Johnson recorded 15 points in just 4 games versus the Warriors this year, and the Michigan committed forward still has a pair of games to play versus the Warriors this season. Some clubs have had success shutting down Johnson this season. If the Warriors want to steal one this evening, they not only need a perfect game, they also need to neutralize the 17 year old Johnson.
This evening’s game will be broadcast on both HockeyTV and the Warriors Mixlr Network. Puck drop at 7:00pm from Cominco Arena in Trail. For tickets to any upcoming home game visit tickets.westkelownawarriors.ca for details and packages.