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Productive Coastal trip for ailing Warriors

A roster depleted by injuries, sickness and absences, the West Kelowna Warriors still found a way to play like one of the teams to beat in the BCHL.

With nine players out of the lineup—five on the sidelines and four at the World Junior A Challenge camp—the Warriors downed the Surrey Eagles 5-3 Sunday to earn five of a possible six points on their weekend road trip.

Jordon Masters and Tyson Dallman scored twice each for the Warriors while Matt Anholt added a goal and two assists, as West Kelowna rallied from a 3-2 deficit with three unanswered goals in the third period.

After replacing injured starter Andy Desautels late in the first period on Saturday in Langley, goalie Cody Porter earned his first BCHL win in his first start of the season on Sunday.

The Warriors (12-4-0-2) lead the Interior Division by two points over the Penticton Vees.

The Warriors won 4-3 Friday in Coquitlam, then lost 3-2 in overtime Saturday night in Langley.

“It’s a good weekend for the guys.” said Tyson Dallman. “We left it all on the table.”

West Kelowna is back on home ice this Saturday as the Trail Smoke Eaters pay a visit to Royal LePage Place.



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