The West Kelowna Warriors celebrate a goal in their first win of the season Friday night. (Photo: Damon James)

The West Kelowna Warriors celebrate a goal in their first win of the season Friday night. (Photo: Damon James)

West Kelowna Warriors get 1st win of season

It was an 8-5 victory over the Langley Rivermen Friday night

After losing the first three games of the season, the West Kelowna Warriors earned their first victory Friday night.

It was a high-scoring affair in an 8-5 win over the Langley Rivermen. The Warriors top line of Lucas Cullen, Brandon Dent and Levi Stauber raked in 11 points between them in West Kelowna’s first win.

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The Warriors held the lead for the entire game, going up 6-3 in the middle of the second frame. A gritty Rivermen team, who were also looking for their first win of the season, took advantage of the Warriors’ conservative play in the third period to bring the game within a goal at 6-5. West Kelowna goalie Brock Baier came up clutch in the dying minutes, robbing a 2-on-1 rush from Langley.

From there, the Warriors added two empty net goals to extinguish the would-be Langley comeback. West Kelowna was a perfect 3-for-3 on the powerplay with Baier making 38 saves.

The Warriors look to continue the scoring and add another win on Sunday when they host the Victoria Grizzlies.

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