Quinn Gould (right) and the Westside Warriors have five wins in their last six games.

Quinn Gould (right) and the Westside Warriors have five wins in their last six games.

Warriors gain ground in Interior Division

Westside is within four points of Vernon

With five wins in their last six games, the Westside Warriors are finally gaining some traction in the BCHL’s Interior Division.

Darren Yopyk’s club will look to build on its recent success with two games this weekend.

The Warriors will host Prince George Friday at Royal LePage Place, then will travel to Salmon Arm on Saturday to battle the SilverBacks.

Westside (12-9-1-1) continued its push up the standings with two roads wins last weekend.

On Thursday, Tyler Brickler and Travis Blanleil each had a goal and an assist as the Warriors beat Prince George 6-3.

On Friday in Quesnel, the Warriors edged the Millionaires 3-2. Tyler Krause’s goal at 12:07 of the opening period stood up as the game winner.

Alex Grieve added a goal and an assist.

The Warriors are now to within four points of fourth-place Vernon in the Interior Division with two games in hand, and are just five back of third place Penticton.

Meanwhile, forward Grayson Downing is back with the BCHL club after playing for Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge last week in Penticton.

Downing had four points in five games as Team West settled for fourth place after a loss to Switzerland in the bronze medal game.

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