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Warriors dominate Game 2

It was once said a playoff series doesn't begin until one team loses at home.

It's game on, after the West Kelowna Warriors snapped a long playoff drought with a dominating 5-1 victory over the Wenatchee Wild Sunday.

The Warriors head home with the series tied at a game apiece and, with a 2-3-2 format, a chance to close out the series on home ice.

A tall order, easier said than done again the reigning Fred Page Cup champion.

But, on Sunday night, the Warriors were by far the better team, dominating the Wild.

Lucas Cullen had a four-point night with two goals and a pair of assists to pace the attack.

Chase Dubois also scored twice, while captain Cavin Tilsley added the other. Parm Dhaliwal chipped in with a pair of assists.

As they did Saturday, the Warriors got on the board first when Tilsley lit the lamp just a minute in.

But, unlike game one, the Warriors were able to add to the lead.

Cullen late in the first and back-to-back goals from Dubois in the second gave the Warriors a commanding 4-0 lead.

The teams traded goals in the final period.

Sunday's win snapped the Warriors nine-game playoff lost streak. Prior to Sunday, their last post-season win was the final of the RBC Cup in Lloydminster nearly three years ago.

Games three, four and five will be played at Royal LePage Place Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. If needed, the series would shift to Wenatchee for games six and seven next Sunday and Monday.



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