Warriors add forward depth

The West Kelowna Warriors made a move Wednesday to improve their forward depth.

The Warriors have acquired 19-year-old forward Michael Lombardi from the Chilliwack Chiefs for future considerations.

In 13 games with the Chiefs this season, Lombardi has two goals, three assists and six penalty minutes.

Prior to joining the Chiefs, Lombardi spent three seasons at Kimball Union Academy, where he amassed 34 goals and 90 points in 106 career games.

“We are very pleased to add a player like Michael to our program,” said Warriors head coach and general manager Rylan Ferster, “He’s a great talent that will add nice offensive touch to our forward core.” 

In a corresponding move, the Warriors have placed forward Matt Kowalski on the injured reserve.

The Vernon native collected five goals and 10 points in 12 games this season before suffering an injury on Friday night against the Wenatchee Wild. His timetable for a return to the lineup is unknown.

Lombardi will make his Warrior debut on Saturday night when West Kelowna faces off against the Cowichan Valley Capitals at Royal LePage Place to close out a four-game home stand. T

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