Busy weekend for Warriors

  • Sep. 23, 2010 10:00 a.m.

The Westside Warriors’ whirlwind BCHL tour of Vancouver Island continues Friday night in Nanaimo against the Clippers.

The Warriors will then visit Victoria on Saturday, before wrapping up the four-game, five-night trip Sunday at Alberni Valley.

Westside opened the journey with a 3-2 loss Wedneday night in Cowichan Valley against the Capitals.

The Warriors trailed 1-0 in the second when Grayson Downing struck on the power play for his fourth goal of the season to tie the game.

Cowichan responded with a goal before the end of the second and, despite outshooting the Capitals 31-18 through two, the Warriors trailed 2-1.

In the third period, the Warriors had four full power play chances but failed to score.

Moments after the fourth man-advantage situation expired, the Capitals scored to go ahead by two goals.

Downing’s second of the game and fifth of the season on the power play with 29 seconds left made it close, but Cowichan would hang on for the win.

The Warriors outshot the Capitals 50-23.

Westside’s next home action is Saturday, Oct. 2 against Trail.

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