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West Kelowna Warriors to cap off road trip in Powell River

The Warriors will face off against Powell River Monday night

The Warriors are coming off a stellar 7-4 victory over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Sunday afternoon.

It was a game where the Warriors came out strong out of the gate. Forward Cavin Tilsley scored a his first career BCHL hatrick Sunday afternoon. The Warriors would head to Powell River Sunday night with extra confidence needing a victory to leapfrog the Vernon Vipers in the BCHL’s Interior Division standings.

Tonight the Warriors will face another offensive juggernaut, the Powell River Kings. Last time the Warriors faced the Kings was back in November where the Warriors just edged the Kings 5-4. It was a game full of chances for each club. Warriors assistant coach Matt Miller thinks his club just needs to keep playing like they did Sunday afternoon.

“If we match the same effort as Sunday, we should have success Monday night,” said Miller.

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The easy storyline to point out in this game is the battle between Warriors forward Mike Hardman versus Kings forward Ryan Brushett. Both are head to head for the BCHL’s goal scoring race. Brushett currently leads the league in goals scored with 36. Mike Hardman is sitting second with 34 goals.

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The Warriors are currently sitting in 6th place in the Interior Division with 55 points. 1 point behind the Vernon Vipers and 5 points ahead of the Trail Smoke Eaters. The Powell River Kings are second in the Island Division – seven points behind the Victoria Grizzlies and 12 points ahead of the Nanaimo Clippers.

Catch tonight’s game on Mixlr and Hockey TV. Warriors Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations Chase Johnston is back on the mic with a pregame show 10 minutes before puck drop. Just a reminder that tickets are still available for the Warriors next home game Saturday February 16th versus the Vernon Vipers. Visit the Warriors website and select single game tickets for more details.

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