The West Kelowna Warriors fell 5-2 to the Penticton Vees Tuesday night. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Warriors’ hot start fizzles in 5-2 loss to visiting Vees

West Kelowna returns to action Friday when they host the Vernon Vipers

The West Kelowna Warriors’ hot start fell short Tuesday night against the Penticton Vees in a 5-2 loss.

Igniting the great start for the Warriors was forward and new alternative captain John Evans who got West Kelowna off to a 1-0 start on a short-handed, breakaway goal early in the first period.

The Warriors rode the hot streak into the start of the second period, but that was when the division-leading Vees turned on their own jets and came back with a storm of goals.

READ MORE: ‘Memory of a lifetime’: West Kelowna hockey star captures silver with Team Canada

The Vees, who sit second place in the BC Hockey League with 74 points, scored five goals in the second period to establish the comfortable lead.

Evans would find the back of the net again for his 15th goal of the year, but the Warriors’ were held off and the Vees cruised for the win.

West Kelowna returns to host the Vernon Vipers at Royal LePage Place Friday at 7 p.m.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

West Kelowna Warriors

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Fire crews knock down trailer blaze on Gordon Drive

Reports came in about the fire at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Monday morning

Date announced for 2020 Kelowna Walk for ALS

The event will take place on Sunday, June 14 at Waterfront Park

Two former Rockets players make NHL debut

Calvin Thurkauf and Gage Quinney made their NHL debuts on Saturday

Deadline for Central Okanagan dog license savings fast approaching

Owners can register their dogs online at rdco.com/dogs and using the My Dog Matters App

Snowfall warning in effect for the Coquihalla Highway

An unstable airmass is producing heavy flurries over parts of the southern highway passes

VIDEO: B.C.’s seventh coronavirus patient at home in Fraser Health region

Canada in ‘containment’ as COVID-19 spreads in other countries

Teck CEO says Frontier withdrawal a result of tensions over climate, reconciliation

Don Lindsay speaks at mining conference, a day after announcing suspension of oilsands project

Father and children killed in fatal crash near Kamloops

The family was travelling from Southern Alberta

Okanagan man swims across Columbia River to evade Trail police

RCMP Cpl. Devon Reid says the incident began the evening of Thursday, Feb. 20

Breaking: Penticton woman pleads guilty to manslaughter of boyfriend

Kiera Bourque pleaded guilty in a Penticton courtroom on Monday

Summerland Steam end regular season in third place

Three Junior B hockey games held over past week

‘Hilariously bad’: RCMP looking for couple with forged, paper Alberta licence plate

Mounties said the car crashed when it lost a wheel but the duo ran away as police arrived

Summerland Steam and Princeton Posse to face off in division semifinals

Junior B hockey teams begin best of seven series on Feb. 28 in Princeton

Most Read