Photo Credit: Julie Pringle (Snap Commercial Photography)
OCTOBER 30th, 2018
WEST KELOWNA B.C.. – The West Kelowna Warriors pick up their fifth straight victory Tuesday night over the Wenatchee Wild.
1st Period: The first period kicked off with Cavin Tilsley going to the box for delay of game. This leading to a quick power play goal for the Wild courtesy of Murphy Stratton giving Wenatchee the 1-0 lead. The Warriors would answer back only 6 minutes later capitalizing on the power play with Lucas Cullen tipping a Parm Dhaliwal pass in to tie the game up at one. Only two minutes later it was the second lines turn. Max Bulawka fed a wide open Mike Hardman who rifled one sharp angle past Wild goaltender Austin Park to give the Warriors a 2-1 lead going into the dressing room. Shots on goal after one, 14-11 Warriors.
2nd Period: The second period started exactly the same as the first with Wenatchee pressing in the West Kelowna zone leading to Cristophe Tellier scoring his 7th of the season tying the game up at two. The Warriors once again would answer back thanks to their sniper Mike Hardman how caem down the line with speed creating a two on one, Hardman elected to shoot instead of pass, the puck went top corner past Park to give the Warriors the 3-2 lead after the second period. Shots on goal in the second, 13-12 for the Wild.
3rd Period: The third period was mostly controlled by the West Kelowna Warriors. Starting with Lucas Cullen scoring his 2nd of the night off a tick tac toe play with his linemates Parm Dhaliwal and Chase Dubois to double up the lead 4-2. 5 minutes later the Warriors would add another goal from the 4th line, Mason Richey was able to back hand the puck past a screen extending the Warriors lead 5-2. The wheels started to come off the Wild later in the frame, giving up a 6th goal from Matt Kowalski sealing it 6-2. Final shots 36-34 in favor of West Kelowna.
Couple tidbits from tonights game, this is the second straight multi goal game for Lucas Cullen and the top line of Parm Dhaliwal, Chase Dubois, and Cullen have combined for a total of 17 points over the past two games. Head Coach and General Manager Geoff Grimwood also has to be pleased that all 4 lines got on the score sheet tonight.
- WKW Lucas Cullen (2G)
- WKW Mike Hardman (2G)
- WKW Willie Reim (2A)
Fortis Energy Player of the Game:
WKW F 22 Parm Dhaliwal (2A)
The Warriors next game is the home at home finale Friday night versus the Wenatchee Wild. Puck drop at 7pm from The Toyota Town Centre. Catch Friday’s game and every other home and away game this season on Mixlr and Hockey TV. Just head to the Warriors website and click on the “Listen Live” column to get directed to a radio feed of each game.