Photo Credit: Garrett James Photography
January 12th, 2020
WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors continue their hot play and extend their winning streak after a 6-2 victory over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Sunday afternoon.
The Warriors got off to the start they needed with Colby Elmer scoring only 21 seconds into the hockey game. The goal would be Elmer’s first as a member of the West Kelowna Warriors. The Bulldogs would find a way to tie it up after Tommy Bannister was able to collect a rebound and put it past Johnny Derrick. The second half of the period was all Warriors with Colby Elmer scoring his second of the hockey game to restore the lead. With under 4 minutes remaining in the first the Warriors third line went to work with Deegan Mofford was able to find Drew Vieten who made a great move beating Luke Pearson to extend the lead to 3-1 heading into the dressing room.
The Warriors got themselves into penalty trouble in the second period and surrendered a Bulldogs goal courtesy of Josh Zary crashing the net collecting a Johnny Derrick rebound. Derrick was able to stand tall stopping 24 of 25 shots in the second frame alone.
Once again the Warriors completely took over the game in the third. It started with Carter Wilkie accepting a Holden Kodak pass to make it 4-2. The Warriors would then add another goal this time on the power play where AP call up and current Kelowna Chief(KIJHL) Porter Dawson was able to find an open Deegan Mofford scoring his 4th goal this weekend to make it 5-2. The Warriors were not done there. When Brendan Pigeon took a penalty and placed the Bulldogs on the power play the duo of Drew Vieten and Carter Wilkie went to work on the man advantage. Vieten was able to carry the puck into the Bulldogs zone, finding Wilkie who walked right in and beat Pearson to seal it at 6-2.
Final shots on goal: 48-43 in favor of the Bulldogs.
- WKW G Johnny Derrick (46 Saves)
- WKW F Colby Elmer (2G)
- WKW D Nick Ardanaz (3A)
Fortis Energy Player of the Game:
WKW F Drew Vieten (1G-1A)
The Warriors next game is Friday January 17th versus the Surrey Eagles. Puck drop 7:00pm from Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna. This game will be streamed on Hockey TV and will be broadcast on the Warriors radio network on Mixlr.