Warriors advance to Western Canada Cup title game

West Kelowna wil play Brooks Saturday for a berth in RBC Cup junior A national hockey tournament

The West Kelowna Warriors are a win away from a spot in the RBC Cup junior A national hockey championship.

The Warriors clinched second place in the standings at the Western Canada Cup Thursday in Estevan, Sask., with a  4-1 victory over the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Melfort Mustangs.

The Warriors will take on the Brooks Bandits on Saturday for the WCC title and the first of two RBC berths.

Brett Mennear scored a goal and added two assists as the Warriors closed out the round robin of the five-team tournament with a 3-1 record.

Jonathan Desbiens and Brina Basilico also scored for the Warriors who outplayed and outshot the Mustangs 43-21.

Keelan Williams stopped 20 shots for his second win of the tournament.

The win qualifies the Warriors for the 1-2 playoff game Saturday against the Alberta league’s Brooks Bandits.

The winner will advance to the RBC Cup next week in Lloydminster, while the loser will get a second chance on Sunday.

The 3-4 game on Saturday will feature Melfort and the Portage Terriers, with the winner to advance to Sunday’s finale while the loser is out.



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