Photo Credit: Endless Moments Photography
November 29th, 2019
WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors get shutout in their own building after a 3-0 loss to the Powell River Kings.
The Warriors got off to a rough start with some growing pains. With some new faces up front the Warriors were not necessarily in sync. Great defensive play throughout, however after Johnny Derrick surrendered a quality rebound Kings forward Hunter McCoy was able to make it 1-0 after one period.
The Kings came out even stronger in the second scoring their second of the game. It would be defender Ben Wozney who would wire a shot off Deegan Mofford, regain possession and then find an open Jacob Badal who made no mistake beating Johnny Derrick to make it 2-0 Kings. Warriors best scoring chance of the second came from a two on one chance for John Evans and Tyler Cristall but Cristall was unable to receive the pass from Evans derailing the Warriors chance at getting on the board.
The Warriors pushed hard in the final frame getting a couple quality scoring chances but couldn’t solve goaltender Thomas Wardle who would end up with a 31 save shutout. The Kings would add an insurance goal late from Nolan Krogfoss to make it 3-0. It was a game of blocked shots and great defensive play for the Kings in this one.
Final shots on goal: 31-27 in favor of the Warriors.
- PR Thomas Wardle (31 Saves)
- PR Jacob Badal (1G)
- WKW Nick Ardanaz
Fortis Energy Player of the Game:
WKW F Max Bulawka
The Warriors next game is Saturday November 30th versus the Nanaimo Clippers. Puck drop 6:00pm from Royal LePage Place. This game will be streamed on Hockey TV and will be broadcast on the Warriors radio network on Mixlr.