Photo Credit: Tami Quan Photography
March 6th, 2019
WEST KELOWNA B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors look to even up the best of seven series with the Wenatchee Wild Wednesday night.
WARRIORS VS WILD REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE:
Sept 15th @ WEST KELOWNA – 4-2 LOSS
Sept 26th @ WEST KELOWNA – 7pm 5-2 WIN
Oct 30th @ WEST KELOWNA – 7pm 6-2 WIN
Nov 2nd @ Wenatchee – 7:05pm 4-3 WIN
Nov 23rd @ Wenatchee – 7:05pm 6-3 LOSS
Nov 24th @ Wenatchee – 7:05pm 4-2 LOSS
WARRIORS VS WILD ROUND 1 SCHEDULE: BEST OF SEVEN SERIES TIED 1-1
GAME 1 Saturday March 2nd @ Wenatchee 7:05pm LOSS 5-4
GAME 2 Sunday March 3rd @ Wenatchee 6:05pm WIN 5-1
GAME 3 Tuesday March 5th @ West Kelowna 7:00pm LOSS 6-2
GAME 4 Wednesday March 6th @ West Kelowna 7:00pm
*GAME 5 Friday March 8th @ West Kelowna 7:00pm
*GAME 6 Sunday March 10th @ Wenatchee 8:05pm
*GAME 7 Monday March 11th @ Wenatchee 7:05pm
The Warriors couldn’t carry their stellar play from game 2 to game 3 Tuesday night after suffering a 6-2 loss at home to the Wild. It was a game where the Warriors found themselves caught in their own zone for majority of the hockey game, especially in the second period. Warriors Head Coach and General Manager Brandon West believes the game was lost in the second period, “The penalties cost us. If you sit in the box for six minutes in the second period it’s going to hurt you. The wheels fell off in the second and then in the third we were just chasing the game the rest of the way.”
Tonight the Warriors hope to re group and not only come out strong in game 4 but compete for a full 60 minutes in game 4. In games where the Warriors competed hard in all 3 periods they’ve either kept the game close or won this season. There are a couple good things out of Tuesday’s game that Brandon West would love to carry over to game 4 Wednesday night, and that’s the physical play of Brandon Dent. “He (Dent) played great in game 2, he played great tonight and he will play in game 4. He lets his actions speak out on the ice”. Brandon West also would like his club to see more power play chances. The Warriors have the number one power play in the league currently, that’s because they’ve only had a total of two power play opportunities in all 3 games combined. The Warriors were quick to capitalize on both man advantage opportunities, with goals scored by Mike Hardman in game one, and Lucas Cullen in game three.
Warriors Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations Chase Johnston is back on the mic with a pregame show 10 minutes before puck drop. Just a reminder that tickets are available for the first round of the BCHL playoffs at tickets.westkelownawarriors.ca.