Westside Warriors' forward Shawn Hochhausen breaks in for a scoring chance on Victoria netminder Jamie Tucker in BCHL action Sunday at Royal LePage Place.

Westside Warriors' forward Shawn Hochhausen breaks in for a scoring chance on Victoria netminder Jamie Tucker in BCHL action Sunday at Royal LePage Place.

Offensive outburst for Warriors

After two losses in Prince George, Westside puts up 10-spot against Grizzlies

A weekend that began with a whimper ended with a bang for the BCHL’s Westside Warriors.

After going quietly on back-to-back nights against the hometown Prince George Spruce Kings—a 4-1 loss on Thursday, followed by a 5-2 setback on Friday—the Warriors spoke back loudly on Sunday afternoon at Royal LePage Place with a 10-2 thrashing of the Victoria Grizzlies.

Travis Blanleil, Connor Dempsey and Peter MacIntosh each scored twice for the Warriors, while David Pope, Devon Hascarl, Brett McKinnon and Max French added singles.

The Grizzlies were playing their third game in a span of 2 1/2 days and the Warriors took full advantage of the opportunity.

“It would be nice if we could bank a couple of those goals, wouldn’t it?” Westside coach Rylan Ferster said after the game.

“I think we caught a team a little bit tired here. I don’t really know what to say, it’s nice to get the win and I’m happy for the kids. The season hasn’t been easy for us, and I think there’s been a lot of games where we deserved a better fate and (Sunday) I think we got rewarded.”

The win snapped Westside’s two-game losing streak and moved them to within two points of sixth-place Salmon Arm in the Interior Conference.

The Warriors and Silverbacks will meet twice over the next seven days. The teams will play Friday night and Sunday afternoon, both games at Royal LePage Place.

Westside (12-19-1-5) is 10 points back of Chilliwack for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Interior Conference with 23 games remaining in the regular season.

 

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