Pre-Christmas wins hard to come by for Warriors

Westside on three-game BCHL slide heading into break

It wasn’t exactly the peaceful, joy-filled transition into the holiday season head coach Rylan Ferster had been anticipating.

The Westside Warriors headed into their 12-day BCHL Christmas break on a three-game losing streak.

After losses Thursday to Nanaimo and Friday in Penticton, the Warriors played respectably but dropped a 4-2 decision to the Merritt Centennials on Saturday at Royal LePage Place.

Ferster said his Warriors are struggling to find a way to win the close games.

“I don’t think we’re a great team and, I’m not saying we’re a bad team by any stretch of the imagination,” said Ferster. “But, great teams find a way to win those one goal games and that’s what we’re going to have to start doing.”

On Saturday, in front of 1,000 fans, the Centennials built up a 3-0 lead before the Warriors battled back with goals from Max French and Garrett Skrbich cut Merritt’s lead to one. But despite several great chances late in the third to get the equalizer, the Cents sealed the game with an empty netter.

The Warriors are in seventh spot (10-17-1-5) in the Interior Divison at the break. Only the top four teams make the playoffs.

Still, Fertser believes the break comes at a good time as the Warriors can rest and regroup for the final 27 games of the regular season.

“I am looking forward to the break myself, spend some time with my daughters, kind of get away and think things through. I don’t care how long you’ve been in this business, losing is not fun and there is no recipe for it.

“I think we have a good staff and we’ll just have to try and find ways to win. If we can’t find a way we’ll make one.”

The Warriors will return to action December 29 in Merritt.

Their next home game is Sunday, Jan. 8 when Victoria comes to town.

 

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