Measuring stick this weekend for Warriors

Games against Penticton and Salmon Arm

The Westside Warriors continue a six game home stand at Royal LePage Place this weekend with a pair of games against two of its close rivals.

The Warriors (5-3-0-0) meet Penticton (5-1-0-1) for the first time tonight before hosting the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (2-5-0-1) on Saturday.

“I think we’re going to see some real skill this weekend,” said Warriors head coach Rylan Ferster. “Penticton has lots of skill and are a very good team and we’re excited to play them. Salmon Arm is another team that has some guys that can really play so we’re going to have to be good defensively. This will be a good test for our group.”

The Warriors split the first two games of its home stand last weekend, beating Merritt before losing to Chilliwack. Now they have four straight at RLP beginning with the games against Penticton and Salmon Arm and continuing next weekend when they host Coquitlam and Prince George.

Ferster says his club is shaping up to be a team that plays well defensively, rather than outscoring its opponents.

“We’re going to have to be sound defensively and I think through the first eight games we’ve been relatively good at that,” he said. “We can’t try to run and gun with teams. We’ve been happy with the way we’ve been playing in our own end so far.”

Game time at RLP is 7 p.m. both nights this weekend.

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