Goal shortage hinders Warriors

West Kelowna on five-game BCHL winless streak, loses 2-0 Sunday to Nanaimo

The West Kelowna Warriors had 37 shots but couldn't get one past Nanaimo Clippers goaltender John Argue in BCHL action Sunday at Royal LePage Place.

A lack of scoring touch proved to be the West Kelowna Warriors’ undoing over the weekend as BCHL club dropped back-to-back games.

Following a 4-2 loss to Salmon Arm on Friday, the Warriors came up empty on Sunday at home dropping a 2-0 contest to the Nanaimo Clippers.

“We are not going to win many games if we don’t score some goals here, so we are certainly disappointed about that,” said Warriors coach and GM Rylan  Ferster. “I don’t know if we came ready to play.”

The Warriors pressured the Clippers at times with 37 shots on goal but, as has been the case for the last five games (0-3-0-2), a lack of finish has been a problem.

With the likes of Max French, Seb Lloyd and Ambrose Firkus sidelined, Fester said his club needs to find other ways to generate goals.

“We have to get dirty in the paint and have an eagerness to score some goals the old fashioned way,” Ferster said.

Against Salmon Arm, the Warriors outshot the SilverBacks 36-18.


David Pope had a goal and an assist for the Warriors, while Marcus Basara scored his 12th of the season in the loss.

The Warriors (8-5-0-5) return to action this weekend with a pair of games at Royal LePage Place—Friday against Victoria, and Saturday vs the Salmon Arm SilverBacks.



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