February 01, 2015 - 9:32 AM
WEST KELOWNA - Andy Desautels stopped 31 shots and Tanner Campbell scored both goals as the West Kelowna Warriors edged the visiting Merritt Centennials 2-1 Saturday, Jan. 31.
The win snapped the Warriors five game losing streak and vaulted them back into a second place tie with the Centennials.
Tanner Campbell scored both Warriors' goals Saturday.
Both teams are two points up on the streaking Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the fight for the final two playoff spots in the Interior Division of the BCHL.
Desautels has struggled since missing a month following emergency appendectomy surgery. He was just 2-6 and had allowed 35 goals in eight starts since returning to the active roster.
Campbell, picked up by the Warriors after being released by Chilliwack in mid November, has thrived over the past half dozen games picking up three goals and three assists in five games including Saturday.
Campbell opened the scoring with his third of the season on the power-play just five minutes into the game.
The Warriors begin the stretch drive to the playoffs in earnest Tuesday when they host the Vernon Vipers at Royal LePage Place.
West Kelowna has just nine games remaining in the regular season. Six of those games are at home.
Both Merritt (11) and Salmon Arm (10) have more games left on the schedule.
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