Westside Warriors split two BCHL games at RLP

Team won't make the BCHL playoffs this year but continues to look for positives down the stretch

The Westside Warriors split a pair of games at Royal LePage Place on the weekend as they continue to play out the B.C. Hockey League schedule on the outside of the playoff picture.

The Warriors dropped a 4-1 decision to Prince George in front of over 1,200 fans at RLP on Friday night before edging Trail 5-4 on Saturday night.

Defenceman Dustin Cave scored his first goal of the season in the third period of Saturday’s game, the winning goal in the victory over Trail.

“It couldn’t go in for a better kid.  He’s such a solid guy and he’s come so far this year,” said Warriors head coach Rylan Ferster of the 17-year-old Cave. “He’s a very tough defenceman to be one-on-one against and he knows exactly who he is. Good things happen to good people.”

The Warriors now sit at 20-27-2-7 and with just four out of eight teams in each conference making the BCHL playoffs this year, the Warriors will miss the playoffs for the first time in its history.

The BCHL has already scrapped this year’s playoff format in favour of a yet-to-be-determined format for next year and it’s expected more teams will qualify for post season play.

However this year the Warriors will be forced to watch from the sidelines. Westside fans will have two more opportunities to watch the Warriors at home as they host Chilliwack and Vernon this coming weekend before closing out their schedule on the road March 9 amnd 10.

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