West Kelowna goaltender Stephen Heslop stopped 26 shots in the Warriors' 3-0 shutout of Powell River on Saturday in BCHL action.

Warriors blank Kings, host ‘Backs Friday

West Kelowna and Salmon Arm tied for second in BCHL's Interior Division

  • Tue Oct 13th, 2015 6:00am
  • Sports

A battle for second place in the BCHL’s Interior Division takes centre stage Friday night at Royal LePage Place.

At 7 p.m., the West Kelowna Warriors will host the rival Salmon Arm Silverbacks.

The Warriors (6-3-0-2) and ‘Backs (6-3-2-0) currently share second spot with 14 points each, six back of the division-leading Penticton Vees.

West Kelowna will also be at home Saturday night when they take on the Prince George Spruce Kings in a 7 p.m. start.

The Warriors are coming off a solid 3-0 home ice win on Saturday over the Powell River Kings.

Stephen Heslop stopped 26 shots for the shutout while Jonathan Desbiens scored twice in the win. Brett Mennear also scored for the Warriors who have earned at least one point in each of their last five games.

A night earlier, at the South Okanagan Events Centre, the Warriors took the Vees to overtime before falling 4-3.  Garrett Forster, Liam Blackburn and Kylar Hope scored the Warriors goals.

Former Okanagan Rocket Tyson Jost scored a hat-trick for the Vees.