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PREVIEW: WARRIORS LOOK TO REBOUND VERSUS VIPERS SATURDAY

Photo Credit: Tami Quan Photography

February 15th, 2020

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors (14-31-6-3) look to get back on track when they travel to Vernon to take on the Vipers(28-23-2-1) Saturday night.

Warriors vs. Vipers 2019/20 Regular Season Schedule:

Saturday, September 6th @ Royal LePage Place (7:00 PM)  LOSS 4-2

Saturday, October 5th @ South Okanagan Events Centre  (4:00 PM) WIN 4-0

Friday, January 24th @ Royal Le Place (6:00 PM)  WIN 3-2

Saturday, January 25th @ Kal Tire Place (6:00 PM) WIN 4-1

Saturday, February 15th @ Kal Tire Place (6:00 PM)

Friday, February 21st @  Kal Tire Place (7:00 PM)

Saturday, February 22nd @ Royal LePage Place ( 6:00 PM)

The Warriors are coming off a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Wednesday night. It was a game the Warriors would hope to be one of the easier games compared to their previous two games versus the Trail Smoke Eaters and Penticton Vees, but the Silverbacks reminded both the Warriors and the rest of the league they are a still a force to be recon with in the BCHL dominating play from start to finish. Warriors coaching staff want to give all credit to the Silverbacks for playing a great game, but know the Warriors didn’t give the same effort they did versus the Smoke Eaters and Vees.

Tonight the Warriors take on their North Okanagan rivals the Vernon Vipers. The Warriors have had success versus the Vipers this season winning their last 3 games. Currently the Warriors hold a 3-1 season series lead over the Vipers. The Warriors play the Vipers 3 out of their final 4 games of the year. If the Warriors want the same success they’ve had versus the Vipers this year, they need to take them seriously the same way they took the Smoke Eaters and Vees. The Vipers are currently battling with the Wenatchee Wild and Salmon Arm Silverbacks for the coveted third spot in the BCHL standings where they would play a team like the Victoria Grizzlies in the first round. The Vipers will get a big boost with former Vancouver Giants forward Dawson Holt returning to the lineup from injury. Holt is currently tied with Warriors forward John Evans for the league lead with shorthanded goals. 

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