Home stand for Warriors

The Westside Warriors split a pair of B.C. Hockey League contests on the weekend and are now in the midst of four straight games at Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna.

The Warriors defeated the Prince George Spruce Kings 5-4 on Friday night before traveling to Salmon Arm and losing 5-4 in double overtime to the Silverbacks.

On Tuesday night the Warriors took on the Langley Chiefs at home. Results were not available at press time.

The weekend saw the Warriors improve its record to 13-9-1-2 in the BCHL Interior Conference, putting them solidly in fifth place.

The two games also saw the debut of goaltender Cole Holowenko, acquired last week in a trade. Holowenko played both games for the Warriors, who out-shot Prince George on Friday night 43-27, giving their new netminder time to get acquainted with his home ice.

“It was a tough game for him,” said Warriors coach Darren Yopyk. “He only had 10 shots through two periods. It’s a real tough game to play, especially for his first game and he hadn’t played in a little while. I thought he made some good saves in the end when they could have tied it up.”

Saturday night in Salmon Arm, the Warriors and Silverbacks went to double overtime to settle the first meeting between the two teams this year. Tom Kroshus scored twice while Matt Maher and Kyle Singleton also scored for the Warriors.

The Warriors kicked off a home stand with Tuesday’s game against Langley. Thursday night the Warriors host Prince George, Friday night Penticton is in West Kelowna and next Tuesday the Warriors close the four game home stand with a game against Victoria.

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