Hot start not enough for West Kelowna in 2-1 pre-season loss

The Warriors dropped game two of the pre-season to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks

In two straight pre-season games, the West Kelowna Warriors’ strong efforts weren’t enough in a 2-1 loss.

Though the pre-season games have no impact on the regular season, the team’s and prospects progress are evaluated to ensure that the Warriors have the best chance to win come the start of the season.

The Warriors got off to a hot start against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Friday night. Warriors’ goalie Jayden Shull was playing well throughout the first two periods and West Kelowna defenceman Zander Lizotte opened the scoring near the start of the second period.

READ MORE: Crunch time for West Kelowna Warriors prospects

READ MORE: Salmon Arm’s Sebastien Archambault joins Humboldt Broncos

Salmon Arm would tie it up 1-1 before the end of the second frame. Both teams struggled to generate much offence in the dying minutes before the start of the third period.

The Silverbacks would launch a veteran player assault in the third period to take a 2-1 lead. West Kelowna pressed but were unable to get the equalizer and was out-shot 37-18 to finish the game.

The Warriors get a shot at pre-season revenge with a rematch against the Silverbacks Saturday night in Salmon Arm.

West Kelowna returns for the season opener against Vernon on Sept. 6.

To report a typo, email:


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Central Okanagan schools ready to welcome students back

Students are set to go back to school next Monday, June 1

Van runs over fire hydrant, spraying water into West Kelowna mobile home park

The incident occurred around 5:40 p.m. near Boucherie Road

North and Central Okanagan on flood watch

Kalamalka Lake users are asked to take measure to reduce the risk… Continue reading

Okanagan-shot film “The Colour Rose” wins two cinematography awards

Locations in the Okanagan were used such as; The Casorso residence, BNA, Father Pandosy, Venture Academy and Idabel Lake Resort

B.C. legislature coming back June 22 as COVID-19 emergency hits record

Pandemic restrictions now longer than 2017 wildfire emergency

Houseboat company partly owned by Shuswap MLA withdraws controversial ad

The ad welcomed houseboaters from other provinces, contradicting anti COVID-19 measures.

Squabble between campers in North Shuswap leads to bear spraying

An argument over late night partying escalated into a fight which led to one person being sprayed

B.C.’s essential grocery, hardware store employees should get pandemic pay: retail group

Only B.C.’s social, health and corrections workers are eligible for top-ups

Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto vying to be NHL hubs, but there’s a catch

The NHL unveiled a return-to-play plan that would feature 24 teams

B.C. sees 9 new COVID-19 cases, one death as officials watch for new cases amid Phase Two

Number of confirmed active cases is at 244, with 37 people in hospital

Penticton may soon allow drinking alcohol in some public places

Trying to inconspicuously drink on the beach could become a thing of the past

VIDEO: Flowers stolen from Vernon distillery

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery captured surveillance footage of the thief in a black car

Fundraiser launched for North Okanagan drive-in

Vernon resident seeks to raise $20K to save Starlight Drive-In

Most Read