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PREVIEW: WARRIORS LOOK TO EXTEND STREAK VERSUS KINGS

Photo Credit: Julie Pringle(Snap Commercial Photography) 

NOVEMBER 4th, 2018

 

WEST KELOWNA B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors return home for a clash with the Powell River Kings. The Warriors have won their past six in row, all of them versus Interior Division opponents. .

KINGS VS WARRIORS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE:

Sunday November 4th VS Warriors         2:30pm

Friday January 25th      @ Powell River 7:00pm

The Warriors had an off night after Friday night’s victory over the Wenatchee Wild. Head Coach and General Manager Geoff Grimwood has to be pleased with the team has played over the past three weeks, especially with all six match-ups against the interior division. This afternoon the Warriors will be hosting the Powell River Kings, a club that’s been trending upwards after a stellar October. The Warriors are 2-0-1 versus Island Division opponents this year with the only loss being in a shootout at home to the Nanaimo Clippers. Warriors just need to keep playing the way they’ve been playing over the past three weeks, depth scoring, depth goal tending, and mistake free hockey, will allow them to continue the climb atop the Interior Division.

The Kings are capping off one of the most grueling road trips of the season. It started with Friday night in Surrey, then South of the border in Wenatchee, finishing off here in West Kelowna. The Powell River Kings finished October with a bang, manhandling the Island Division leading Victoria Grizzlies 12-5, and then picking up key victories over clubs like the Nanaimo Clippers, and Vernon Vipers. A couple players that have taken their games to the next level include Josh Coblenz and Ryan Brushett. Coblenz, 20, is making the most of his final season in the BCHL, notably scoring his first career BCHL hatrick in a 4-1 victory over the Nanaimo Clippers. Brushett, 20 is fitting in well with the Powell River Kings scoring 22 points in only 16 games played. Brushett is well travelled in the league, spending the 2016-17 season with the Vernon Vipers, and the 2017-18 season with the Surrey Eagles. Another player to have on the radar is the former Trail Smoke Eater Levi Glasman. Glasman had already made an impact with the Kings, registering a point in both games played. The Warriors will need to keep their eyes on the Kings new look up front and make sure they don’t take any unnecessary chances this afternoon.

Catch this afternoons game on Mixlr and Hockey TV. 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 still available for this afternoon’s match up. Visit the Warriors website and select single game tickets for more details.