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Warriors get 5 of 6 points on road, lose ground to Penticton

The West Kelowna Warriors climbed out of a hole and salvaged a point in Prince George on Saturday night, earning three out of a possible four points on the weekend but losing ground in the race for first place in the BCHL Interior Division.

After a 6-2 win in Merritt on Friday the Warriors traveled to Prince George but got off to a sluggish start and trailed 2-0 at the end of the first period.

But the Warriors surged in the second half of the game, fighting back to tie the game before Prince George won it in overtime.

“It was just a slow start for us” West Kelowna defenceman Adam Plant said of his team’s sleepy first period.  “Call it travel or a massive meal before – we don’t want to get into excuses – we just need to come to the game ready to go every time."

The Warriors picked up five of a possible six points in their last three games, all of them on the road.

The Vees however had three wins in the same time and West Kelowna now trails Penticton for three points in the race for first place in the BCHL Interior.

With just eight games left in the regular season, the Warriors can clinch a playoff spot in the tight Interior Division with a pair of wins.

They are back in action on Tuesday when they host Merritt before playing Victoria and Vernon this weekend.

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