Warriors Back on Track with Win Over Nanaimo

5-1 win after two losses on the weekend

It seemed like an offensive explosion for a Westside team that had managed just 10 goals in its last five games.

The Warriors took advantage of the few offensive chances they were given by scoring five times in a 5-1 victory Tuesday over the visiting Nanaimo Clippers.

Alex Grieve snapped a five game goal scoring drought with a pair of goals to lead the Warriors attack.

 Tom Kroshus, Dru Morrison and Stefan Nicholishen also tallied for the Warriors. 

Victor Newell replied for the Clippers on a first period power-play.

The Warriors snapped a two game losing streak as they begin a stretch of four games in five nights prior to taking a nine day Christmas break.

“It was a very simple game. Obviously we have four games in five nights and you don’t want to exert too much energy,” Warriors Head Coach/GM Darren Yopyk explained after the game.

“I thought we defended pretty well for the most part and we scored when we needed to score.”

The win moved the Warriors back to within two points of fourth place Salmon Arm.

 Westside host Penticton Wednesday before closing out the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule with back-to-back games with Salmon Arm. 

The two teams play Friday in Salmon Arm and Saturday back at Royal LePage Place.

Saturday the Warriors draw for their hot-tub giveaway, so make sure to donate to the Westbank Food Bank at the next two Warriors home games for your chance to win.

Kelowna Capital News