West Kelowna Warriors forward Jonathan Desbiens tracks Vees forward Anthony Latina in BCHL action Wednesday in Penticton.

Warriors dump first-place Vees, visit Merritt

West Kelowna hands Penticton first loss in 13 BCHL games

he West Kelowna Warriors will look to build on their best stretch of hockey this season when they visit the Merritt Centennials Friday in BCHL action.

The Warriors are fresh off their biggest win of the 2014-15 campaign, a 3-2 victory over the Interior Division-leading Vees on Wednesday in Penticton

It was West Kelowna’s fourth straight victory and ended Penticton’s 13-game winning streak.

Jonathan Desbiens one-timed a loose puck past Vees goalie Hunter Miska for the game winner with 4:53 remaining in the third.

Goaltender Andy Desautels preserved the win with some solid work between the pipes, including a game-saving stop with 13 seconds left in the game.

Newcomer Brent Gelsinger, acquired this week from the Cowichan Valley Capitals had a memorable debut for the Warriors with a goal and an assist.

The Warriors (10-5-0-2) are second in the Interior, three points ahead of Vernon and 10 back of first-place Penticton.

West Kelowna’s next home action is Sunday against Prince George. Face off at Royal LePage is 2:30 p.m.

Warriors add Bishop

Defenceman Anthony Bishop has committed to the Warriors for the 2015-16 season.

The Kelowna product currently plays for the OHA Prep White at the Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton.

In 67 games at the midget level last season, Bishop put up 10 goals and 22 assists. He has played three games as an affiliate player for the Warriors this season, and had an assist on captain Andrew Johnson’s goal Saturday vs Salmon Arm.

 

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