Wounded Warriors rally, clip Eagles
Oct 27, 2013 / 6:00 pm
Minus nine regulars, the West Kelowna Warriors erased a 3-2 third period deficit with three unanswered goals in the third to get by the Surrey Eagles 5-3 Sunday.
The Warriors, concluding a three game coastal road trip with their second game in less than 24 hours, went into the game without five regulars out due to injury and four players off to the World Jr. A Challenge selection camp.
Jordon Masters and Tyson Dallman each scored twice for the Warriors while Matt Anholt added a goal and two assists.
The Warriors jumped on Surrey quickly.
Masters opened the scoring midway through the first before Anholt doubled the lead six minutes later.
Surrey would get one of those back before the end of the first and took the lead with a pair of goals 89 seconds apart in the second.
The Warriors rallied in the third thanks in large part to a power-play that has struggled on and off this season.
Masters evened the score 6:06 into the third on a power-play and Dallman notched his first of two on another man advantage six minutes later to put the Warriors ahead for good.
Dallman's second of the game and fifth of the season with less than two minutes left sealed the win.
Rookie Cody Porter, making his first career start replacing injured Andy Desautels, made 23 stops to pick up his first BCHL win.
Sunday's win allowed the Warriors to pick up five of a possible six points on their coastal trip and move back into sole possession of top spot in the tight Interior Division.
The Warriors, 12-4-0-2, lead the second place Penticton Vees by two points and Salmon Arm and Vernon by four.
West Kelowna is off until Saturday when they host the cellar dwelling Trail Smoke Eaters.
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