Warriors to host touring Austrian team

BCHL team will host Red Bull Salzburg, a U20 team, on Jan. 18 in West Kelowna

The West Kelowna Warriors and their fans will get a taste of international hockey next month at Royal LePage Place.

The Red Bull Salzburg, a U-20 team from Austria, will meet the Warriors in an exhibition game on Monday, Jan. 18.

The Warriors, Penticton Vees and Vernon Vipers are all hosting games during the Salzburg team’s tour of the BCHL between Jan. 15 and 28.

Tickets for the game in West Kelowna are $7 for adults and $5 for kids, and will go on sale Dec. 15.

Meanwhile, the Warriors will be on the road this weekend for three games on the island.

On Friday, Rylan Ferster’s squad will visit the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, followed by a stop in Nanaimo to play the Clippers on Saturday.

After a short turnaround, West Kelowna will wrap up the west coast tour on Sunday afternoon against the Victoria Grizzles.

The Warriors (17-12-0-2) are coming off a pair of losses on the weekend, 6-4 to Cowichan on Friday at home, and 8-6 to the Centennials Saturday in Merritt.

West Kelowna’s next home action is Friday, Dec. 18 against the Penticton Vees. Face off at Royal LePage Place is 7 p.m.


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