by Kyle Anderson
The West Kelowna Warriors and Penticton Vees renewed acquaintances with one another Wednesday night in the Peach City, where the hometown Vees came away with a 4-3 win in a spirited affair.
Kylar Hope opened the scoring on a beautiful power-play deflection, while Tyson Jost responded for the Vees with a power-play one-timer.The Warriors went ahead 2-1 on another power-play marker, when Quin Foreman banked one in off the back of Brendan Barry.Barry would play a factor late in the period, as he ended up fighting Paul Lovsin between the circles after a scrum in front of the net.It was the 2nd time in 2 seasons that a Warriors player has fought a goaltender, as Danny Todosychuk of the Vernon Vipers took on Kade Kehoe of the Warriors in October last year.Penticton tied the game up in the 2nd period as Griffin Mendel found the back of the net.Anthony Brodeur was sharp for the Vees in relief of Barry, as the son of Martin barely allowed any rebounds in the 2nd period.
Penticton would go up 3-2 and 4-2 in the 3rd, as Scott Conway and Chris Gerrie got the goals.Reed Gunville scored late to make it 4-3.Misconducts ruled the day late in the game, as both teams had players sent to the showers early with 10-minute penalties.The Warriors finished the game 2-4 on the power-play, and have now scored 9 times in 17 attempts in the pre-season. Penticton was 2 for 11.West Kelowna now heads to Salmon Arm on Friday for an exhibition date with the Silverbacks. Catch the action on the Warriors website with Kyle Anderson by clicking Listen Live.