Second period outburst leads Warriors

The West Kelowna Warriors scored five times in a club record 5:42 Sunday in a 6-1 clubbing of the Cowichan Valley Capitals in Duncan.

The previous record of five goals in 9:13 was set Jan 8, 2011 in a 10-2 win over Victoria.

It also established a record for fastest five goals to start a period with all five goals coming by the 8:58 mark.

The win was the second in a row for the Warriors in less than 24 hours as they concluded a tough Island Division trip with two wins and an overtime loss.

Jason Cotton scored twice and added a pair of assists for the Warriors who spotted the Capitals the first goal of the game before roaring back with six unanswered.

Jordan Masters, Mac Ferner, Brett Mennear and Carl Hesler also scored for the Warriors.

Ambrose Firkus chipped in with three assists while captain Matt Anholt had a pair of helpers.

After Dane Gibson opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 18:30 of the first the Warriors took over.

Cotton tied it on a Warriors power-play at 19:46 to tie things 1-1 after one.

West Kelowna's power-play, which went 0-9 in an overtime loss to Powell River Friday, took over early in the second.

Cotton with his second of the game and sixth in six games scored the eventual game winner on a power-play three minutes into the second.

Jordon Masters connected on a third straight power-play goal three minutes later to build the lead to 3-1 before Ferner and Mennear scored 11 seconds apart to put the game out of reach.

Hesler's second of the season near the midway point of the second ended the onslaught and the scoring.

Andy Desaultes, making his third start in three games and ninth straight overall, faced 35 shots to improve his record to 8-1-0-1.

Desaultes leads the league with eight wins and is second with a 2.63 goals against average.

The Warriors picked up five of a possible six point from their island road trip and sit atop the Interior Conference with 17 points (8-2-0-1), three points better than the Penticton Vees.

Penticton holds a game in hand.

The Warriors are now off until the weekend when they host the Merritt Centennials Friday and Prince George Saturday.

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