by Kyle Anderson
The West Kelowna Warriors scored 4 times on the power play, knocking off the Nanaimo Clippers in a 7-4 win on Sunday at Royal Lepage Place.
It was an interesting start for the Warriors, as they found themselves short handed 5 on 3 within the 1st minute of the hockey game. Devin Brosseau put the Clippers ahead 1-0 going five-hole on Stephen Heslop.
The Warriors would respond at the 15 minute mark, as Kylar Hope scored with a quick wrister off the half wall. The goal came 5 on 5, one of only 3 such markers in the game.
Jake Harrison scored on the power play at 17:11 with a slap shot from the point past Jonathan Reinhart. The Warriors out-shot the Clippers 23-7 in the frame, as Reinhart made a ton of big saves on the five and a half power plays for West Kelowna.
In the 2nd, the Warriors exploded with a pair of power-play goals from Rylan Yaremko and Kyle Marino, while Quin Foreman buried on a one-time at 5:03. The 5-1 lead would only last for 3:18, as Kale Bennett scored short handed for the Clippers.
Foreman scored his 2nd of the game to open up the 3rd period, before Scott Allan’s 1st in the BCHL made the highlight reel with a slick rush up-ice.
The Clippers got late power-play goals from Chris Dodero and Sheldon Rempal to make the final 7-4.
West Kelowna out-shot the Clippers 45-32 in the game, as the teams played only 30:09 at full-strength.
The Warriors have a big weekend ahead of them, hosting Penticton Friday night, and visiting Salmon Arm on Saturday.