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January 10th, 2020
WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors (7-25-5-2) begin a critical two-game set with the Merritt Centennials (10-26-1-3) Friday night.
Warriors vs. Centennials 2019/20 Regular Season Schedule:
Friday, September 20th @ Nicola Valley Memorial Arena (7:00 PM) LOSS 4-2
Saturday, October 19th @ Royal LePage Place (6:00 PM) LOSS 5-2
Friday, December 20th @ Royal LePage Place (7:00 PM) LOSS 6-2
Saturday, December 21st @ Nicola Valley Memorial Arena (7:00 PM) WIN 5-3
Friday, January 10th @ Nicola Valley Memorial Arena (7:00 PM)
Saturday, January 11th @ Royal LePage Place (6:00 PM)
The Warriors are coming off a battle with the Chilliwack Chiefs last Saturday. It was a game where the Warriors didn’t pick up their play offensively until the third period. Trailing 2-0 was the issue where the Warriors were forced to play from behind for the majority of the game. Holden Kodak was able to score a goal late on the man advantage to even things up but the Chiefs would end it in the final minute of play with the empty netter to make it 3-1. The Warriors know they can’t be chasing the game the whole night.
This evening the Warriors head to the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena to take on the Centennials. The Warriors currently sit only 3 points back of the Centennials for the final playoff spot in the BCHL. The Warriors were finally able to defeat the Centennials December 22nd by a score of 5-3. It was a complete game for the Warriors from start to finish, and they were able to produce scoring from unlikely sources. The Merritt Centennials hope tonight will be different. The Cents get a major boost offensively with forward Daneel Tkac returning to the lineup. The Cents were without Tkac in December because he was playing for Team Slovakia in the World Junior Championship. Tkac is always a threat up front for the Centennials and with the extra confidence after the World Juniors, he’s the player the Warriors need to be aware of.
This evening’s game will be broadcast on both HockeyTV and the Warriors Mixlr Network. Puck drop at 7:00pm from the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena in Merritt. For tickets to any upcoming home game visit tickets.westkelownawarriors.ca for details and packages.