The month of December could be moving month for the Westside Warriors, one of the hottest teams in the BCHL over the past 10 games.
The Warriors will look to continue their upward move in the BCHL standings when they play 10 games in 18 days to begin the month of December.
The stretch will see the Warriors make up games-in-hand they have on every team in the BCHL Interior.
“We haven’t played a boat-load of games early in the season so this is a chance to make up some ground,” said Warriors coach Darren Yopyk. “We’ve got a lot of games in December but that’s good. Right now guys want to be playing.”
And why not? After an inconsistent start the Warriors have gone 8-1-0-1 in its past 10 games, climbing to within seven points of first place in the BCHL Interior Conference and to within four points of third place.
The Warriors busy schedule began last night when they hosted Victoria (results unavailable). Tonight (Wednesday) they play in Penticton and Friday the Warriors travel to Vernon.
“These are teams we’re chasing,” said Yopyk. “We dug ourselves a little bit of a hole with inconsistency early but lately we’ve been playing pretty well. I think the biggest difference is our effort.”
After struggling to score goals at the start of the season, the Warriors have been filling the net during its recent winning streak. Westside has scored 114 goals, the second most in the BCHL Interior and fourth most in the entire league. The team’s average goals per game is 4.10, the highest average in the Interior and second highest in the league.