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PREVIEW: WARRIORS HOST NEW LOOK RIVERMEN IN REMATCH

Photo Credit: Garrett James Photography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 8th, 2019

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The Warriors(2-9-2) and Rivermen(5-6) conclude their season series Tuesday night in West Kelowna.

Warriors vs. Rivermen 2019/20 Regular Season Schedule:

Friday, September 13th @ George Preston Arena (7:15 PM)   WIN 8-5

Tuesday, October 8th @ Royal LePage Place (7:00 PM)

The Warriors are coming off a split at the BCHL Showcase in Penticton last weekend. First it was a tough 3-2 loss to the Prince George Spruce Kings where the Warriors couldn’t hold on to the 2-1 lead they had in the second period. The Warriors would answer back in a big way the next day defeating the Vernon Vipers 4-0. Warriors goaltender Johnny Derrick picked up the 29 save shutout. The Warriors were without their power play quarterback Levi Stauber who was out with illness, putting more pressure on players like Lucas Cullen and Brandon Dent to carry the offensive load. Saturday afternoon saw the Warriors use their defenders for goal scoring with Austin Chorney scoring a pair and then Ryan Novecosky adding the insurance tally in the third.

Tonight the Warriors are facing the only club they’ve been able to defeat this year, the Langley Rivermen. The last time these two teams met was a wild 8-5 victory for the Warriors. It was a game that had a little bit of everything. Warriors some secondary scoring, perfection on the power play, and Austin Chorney had a memorable fight with Rivermen Captain Tanner Versluis. The Rivermen have turned a new leaf since the September 13th tilt. During the Chilliwack BCHL Showcase the Rivermen were able to defeat both the Cowichan Valley Capitals and the Powell River Kings – Two clubs that have terrorized Interior Division team this year. The Rivermen would then move on to defeating the Chilliwack Chiefs 6-5 in a shootout Sunday afternoon, after initially trailing 5-1 in that game. The Warriors need to be aware this isn’t going to be the same Rivermen team they faced last month.

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