Photo Credit: Tami Quan Photography
November 2nd, 2018
WEST KELOWNA B.C.. – The West Kelowna Warriors extend their winning streak to six games Friday night south of the border.
1st Period: The first period started in disaster for the Warriors giving up two goals off giveaways in their own zone. First, PJ Fletcher was able to intercept a pass up the middle giving Brian Adams a shooting lane and the Wild drew first blood for the second straight game. Only three minutes later the Wild capitalized again on a turnover giving the French connection of Christophe Fillion and Cristophe Tellier room to feed their captain Lucas Sowder and the Wild extended their lead to two. Warriors would out play the Wild the rest of the period but couldn’t get the puck past veteran goaltender Shots on goal after one, 9-7 Warriors.
2nd Period: It was one of the more Wild second periods of the season. Starting with a 2 man advantage for the Warriors midway through the second period. Both Mike Hardman and Lucas Cullen continued their hot streaks scoring goals to tie the game up. The Wild would regain the lead only three minutes later scoring with only 6 minutes to go courtesy of one of the Wild’s only Canadian born players Josh Arnold. Only two minutes later the Warriors would once again find the equalizer with Wyatt Head delivering a great pass to Max Bulawka who tied it up at 3. The Wild would get caught in their own zone only 20 seconds later giving the puck away to Max Bulawka who was able to find Mike Hardman who beat Austin Park for his second of the game. The score was 4-3 Warriors after 2 periods. Shots on goal after 2, 20-19 Warriors.
3rd Period: The third period was mostly controlled by the Wild, but the Warriors didn’t give up any major scoring chances in the own zone. Connor Hopkins took over the game with a couple great saves through traffic but the Wild were unable to break out in the attacking zone to get any quality chances. The final shift of the night was the best one for West Kelowna that saw Mike Hardman and Bennett Norlin kill the final 34 seconds of the period eating up the clock and giving the Warriors a well deserved 4-3 win in regulation. Shots on goal, 32-29 Wild.
- WKW Mike Hardman (2G)
- WKW Max Bulawka (1G-1A)
- WKW Wyatt Head (2A)
Fortis Energy Player of the Game:
WEN F 12 Josh Arnold (1G)
The Warriors next game is the Sunday matinee versus the Powell River Kings . Puck drop at 2:30pm from Royal LePage Place. Kids under 16 get in for free as long as their with a paid adult, (online purchase only). Catch Sunday’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.