Photo Credit: Garrett James Photography
November 1st, 2019
COQUITLAM B.C. – The Coquitlam Express shutout the West Kelowna Warriors 4-0 Friday night.
The Express got off to the start they needed with an early goal by Josh Wildauer. It was a phantom wrist shot that Brock Baier couldn’t read well passing his glove to give the Express the lead. Warriors would get their chances afterwards with a Ryan Upson breakaway and Andrew Viggars left all alone towards the slot but Express goaltender Clay Stevenson stood tall to keep it 1-0 Express after one period of play.
The Warriors got themselves into penalty trouble in the second frame allowing the Express to score on a two man advantage. Express forward Tyler Schleppe was able to find the open net on the left side. The Warriors would have a couple power play chances would couldn’t get on the board after two periods.
Things didn’t get better for the Warriors in the third with the Express adding a pair of goals to seal it. First, the Express would go on another power play leading to Noah De La Durantaye to score his 4th of the season to make it 3-0. Then only three minutes later, the Warriors would get caught in their own zone again allowing Massimo Rizzo to fire a shot off a body and past Brock Baier to insure the victory for the Express.
Final shots on goal: 39-24 in favor of the Express.
- COQ Clay Stevenson (24 Saves)
- COQ Massimo Rizzo (1G-1A)
- COQ Steve Bellini (1A)
Fortis Energy Player of the Game:
COQ F Tyler Schleppe (1G)
The Warriors next game is Friday November 8th versus the Powell River Kings. Puck drop 7:00pm from Hap Parker Arena. This game will be streamed on Hockey TV and will be broadcast on the Warriors radio network on Mixlr.