The West Kelowna Warriors sweep the double header with the Vernon Vipers after a 4-1 victory Saturday night.
The Vipers came out strong in the first half of the period testing Warriors goaltender Riley Morgan early. Morgan faced 8 shots in the first seven minutes of the game and stood tall keeping the Vipers off the scoresheet in the first period. The Warriors would get things going in the second half of the first with a power play goal. Nick Ardanaz would feed Tyler Cristall skating behind the Vipers net and finding Brendan Pigeon near the crease giving the Warriors a 1-0 lead after one.
The Vipers got off to a good start yet again but Riley Morgan continued to make some stellar saves keeping it 1-0 Warriors. The Warriors would later on capitalize on a redirection off a Vipers defender which would go right to the stick of Deegan Mofford who made no mistake beating Reilly Herbst making it 2-0 Warriors. The Vipers would finally solve Riley Morgan late in the period after Jackson Caller fired a shot from the point which would go off both the sticks of Logan Cash and Ryan Shostak to put the Vipers on the board. The Warriors would hold on to a 2-1 lead after two periods of play.
It would be an exciting finish in Vernon with the Warriors starting the third with a one goal lead. The Vipers would keep the puck in the attacking zone for a long period of time but were unable to solve Riley Morgan who kept it a one goal game. The Warriors add a pair of shorthanded empty net goals to cap the night off. It would be the Warriors sixth win over the past eight games.
Final shots on goal: 31-23 in favor of the Vipers.