Warriors take 3-2 lead in series with Trail

5-1 win Thursday night in Westside gives Warriors the edge

The Westside Warriors have moved within a game of advancing to the second round of the BCHL playoffs following a convincing 5-1 victory over the Trail Smoke Eaters Thursday.

The Warriors grabbe a 3-2 lead in the best-of-five series. 

Game six is in Trail Friday night.

Max French, Alex Grieve, Shawn Hochhausen, Tyler Krause and Brayden Sherbinin all scored for the Warriors. Cullen Bradshaw replied for Trail.

Westside, which allowed eight power-play goals over the first four games of the series, killed off four straight minor penalties over the first 14 minutes of the game including 90 seconds of five-on-three.

Warriors coach Darren Yopyk says killing those four penalties, especially the five-on-three, was a key to the victory.

“Hats off to our guys for blocking shots and being courageous. That’s what it takes in the playoffs,” says Yopyk. 

”They did a real good job. Momentum could have shifted there and we did a good job of grabbing the momentum there and running with it the rest of the game.”

Game six is tonight in Trail. 

If a seventh game is needed in the series it would go Saturday night back at Royal LePage Place.

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