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October 11th, 2019
WENATCHEE, WAS. – The West Warriors Warriors get on the win column again after defeating the Wenatchee Wild 5-2 Friday night.
It was a solid start for the Warriors who put up a pair of goals in the first. Starting with a shot from Drew Vieten which deflected off the boards towards Garrett Ewert, and then Ewert would do the same thing allow Vieten to collect the puck on the other end finding the empty net to make it 1-0 Warriors. Then 4 minutes later the Warriors would go back to work with Ryan Upson skating hard into the Wild zone and intently firing a soft shot towards Wild goaltender Daniel Chenard forcing Chenard to give up a rebound, this gave Brendan Pigeon the open cage giving him his first BCHL goal and the 2-0 lead after one period of play for the Warriors.
The second period was spent mainly inside the Warriors zone with Brock Baier keeping it 2-0 with a couple big saves. Then the Warriors forechecking would go to work with Ryan Upson finding an open Rob Christy to make it 3-0 Warriors. Warriors would continue to pressure in the attacking zone with forechecking from Max Bulawka finding Brandon Dent. Dent would put the puck through the legs of a Wild defender and backhand the puck past Chenard to make it 4-0 Warriors after two periods of play.
The Warriors would continue to pressure in the late stages of the game with majority of time spent in the Wild zone. Brandon Dent would tally his second of the night and team leading 8th of the season to make it 5-0 Warriors with just over 6 minutes to go. The Wild would add a pair late to spoil the shutout for Brock Baier but in the end it was all smiles for the Warriors who would bus back to the hotel with a solid two points.
- WKW Ryan Upson (2A)
- WKW Brendan Pigeon (1G-2A)
- WKW Brock Baier (35 Saves)
Fortis Energy Player of the Game:
WKW F Brandon Dent (2G)
The Warriors next game is Saturday October 12th versus the Wenatchee Wild. Puck drop 7:05pm from the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee. This game will be streamed on Hockey TV and will be broadcast on the Warriors radio network on Mixlr.