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West Kelowna Warriors stumble in loss to Penticton Vees

The West Kelowna Warriors didn’t have much go their way in an 11-3 loss to the Penticton Vees on Friday night, Nov.17, 2017, at Royal LePage Place putting an end to their six-game home winning streak.
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November 18, 2017 - 9:35 AM

The West Kelowna Warriors didn’t have much go their way in an 11-3 loss to the Penticton Vees on Friday night, Nov.17, at Royal LePage Place putting an end to their six-game home winning streak.

The Vees opened the scoring 4:05 into the first period as Dakota Boutin finished off a backdoor play that was started by Massimo Rizzo, the first of his five-assist game, as Penticton jumped out to a 1-0 lead.

The Warriors did tie the game just under four minutes later as Willie Reim banged home a loose rebound in front for his sixth goal of the season after a Jake Harrison shot got through traffic to tie the game at one at the 8:04 minute mark of the period.

The Vees scored two in the final five minutes of the period, starting with an Owen Sillinger shot from the left face off circle that slid by Warriors netminder Cody Porter on the glove side to give the Vees a 2-1 advantage at the 15:28 mark of the first period.

Nicky Leivermann pushed the Vees lead to 3-1 before the period ended at the 19:03 mark as his shot from the point was lost in the pads of Porter and rolled across the goal line for the two-goal advantage late in the first period.

The Vees pressed on with four goals in the second period started by a Boutin breakaway goal just 44 seconds into the frame followed by Leivermann’s second goal of the contest at the 11:09 mark of the frame to put the Vees ahead by a 5-1 score.

Sillinger scored his second goal of the night at the 15:50 mark of the second period on a shot that squeezed through Porter’s pads while Boutin capped off his hat trick just moments later at the 16:44 mark to put Penticton up by a 7-1 score after two periods.

Wyatt Head picked up his first BCHL goal as his shot from the slot went through the five-hole of Vees goaltender Adam Scheel to get the Warriors their second goal of the night at the 4:57 mark of the third period to cut the lead to 7-2.

Cole Demers replaced Porter in the Warriors goal to start the third period where the Vees would tack on four more goals started by Leivermann tallying a hat trick at the 7:13 of the third period on a highlight reel move to put the Vees up by an 8-2 score.

Ryan Sandelin and Ben Allen added to the Vees lead to push the lead to 10-2 before RJ Murphy capitalized on a breakaway at the 12:12 mark for his sixth goal of the season to make it a 10-3 game before Allen added his second of the game at the 16:26 mark of the third and finished the scoring on an 11-3 Vees win.

Cody Porter started the game in goal for the Warriors, stopping 21 of the 27 shots he faced in the game and suffered his second loss of the season. Adam Scheel turned aside 36 of the 39 shots he faced in the game for his 8th win of the season.

The Warriors (14-10-0-1) have a quick turnaround as they will head out for the northern part of British Columbia to take on the Prince George Spruce Kings (12-9-3-2) on Saturday night, Nov. 18, at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena. The Warriors are back at home on Friday, Nov. 23 for a matchup against the Merritt Centennials.

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