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Warriors surrender five second period goals In 7-2 loss In Victoria

Image Credit: Contributed/West Kelowna Warriors
January 28, 2017 - 9:40 AM

WEST KELOWNA - The West Kelowna Warriors surrendered five 2nd period goals in a 7-2 loss to the Victoria Grizzlies at The Q Centre on Friday night.

The Warriors did jump out to a lead in the game as they opened the scoring at the 4:06 mark of the 1st period as an indirect bank pass from Jared Marino found Braiden Epp in stride and he slid the puck five hole on Victoria netminder Matthew Galajda for his 13th goal of the season and a 1-0 Warriors advantage.

The Grizzlies tied the game at the 11:04 mark of the opening period as Nick Guiney was left all alone in front of the goal off a face-off fir his 12th goal of the season and a tie game at one a piece.

The first period was evenly played between the two sides with Victoria leading in the shots on goal category by a narrow margin of 12-10. Galajda made 9 of 10 saves in the opening period for the Grizzlies while Warriors goaltender Cole Demers turned aside 11 of the 12 first period shots he faced.

The Grizzlies took command of the game in the 2nd period with five goals in the middle stanza that started at the 3:02 mark of the period with Guiney picking up his 13th goal of the season and gave Victoria their first lead of the game at 2-1.

Carter Berger tallied his 3rd goal in the last two games with a wrist shot from the right circle at the 6:39 mark that chased starting netminder Cole Demers from the game after allowing three goals on 16 shots before Jamie Rome tallied his 17th goal of the season at the 13:17 mark of the 2nd period on new goaltender Gabriel Morency on the power play that extended the Victoria advantage to 4-1.

Drayson Pears added his 4th goal of the season just 34 seconds after that off a rebound followed by a Tyler Welsh tally, his 20th goal of the season, at the 15:26 mark of the 2nd period that chased new goaltender Gabriel Morency from the goal and brought Demers back in.

The Warriors got a goal back at the 16:29, just 1:03 after the Welsh goal, as Chase Dubois tapped in a loose puck on the goal line that bled through the blocker side of Galajda off a Quin Foreman shot for his 12th goal of the season and made the score after two periods at 6-2 for the Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies added a seventh goal at the 10:54 mark of the 3rd period as Jamie Rome tallied his 2nd goal of the night that completed the scoring in the game and gave Victoria a 7-2 victory.

Cole Demers started the game and made 29 saves on 33 shots after being pulled after the 3rd goal of the game and being brought back into the game as he played 51:13 while Gabriel Morency played 8:47 and stopped 8 of 11 shots. Grizzlies netminder Matthew Galajda stopped 29 shots on 31 attempts for the victory, his 21st of the season.

FINAL SCORE: 7-2 Grizzlies

SHOTS ON GOAL: 41-31 Grizzlies

PP: Warriors (0/5) Grizzlies (1/6)

3 STARS:

1) Nick Guiney (2-0-2)

2) Jamie Rome (2-0-2)

3) Drayson Pears (1-2-3)

ATTENDANCE: 1289

The Warriors (22-21-0-1) continue on their road trip with their lone visit to Hap Parker Arena on Saturday when they take on the Powell River Kings (31-17-0-1) for the final time in their regular season series. Puck drop is slated for 7:15 PM with the pre-game getting going at 7:05 PM on the Warriors Internet Network for free audio or watch live on pay-per-view at hockeytv.com.

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