Warriors, Wild game 7

The West Kelowna Warriors will try to make good on a second chance to close out their best-of-seven first round BC Hockey League season.

The Warriors were stretched to a seventh game after falling 3-1 in Wenatchee Sunday night.

Matt Gosiewski snapped a 1-1 tie with a shorthanded effort five minutes into the final period to send the Wild on to victory.

Marko Reifenberger sealed it into an empty net.

Lucas Sowder opened the scoring for the Wild just shy of the six minute mark on a Wenatchee power play.

The lead didn't last very long.

Just 26 seconds later, Austin Chorney scored his first of the series to tie it. The goal was originally credited to Lucas Cullen.

The teams were unable to hit the scoreboard again through the remainder of the first and through a scoreless second.

Much of the credit went to Warriors goaltender Connor Hopkins, who faced 51 shots, 36 of those through the first 40 minutes.

The Warriors managed just 26 on Austin Park in the Wenatchee net.

West Kelowna was again without defenceman Andrew Viggars and leading scorer Mike Hardman, both sidelined with upper body injuries.

There was one other playoff contest in the BCHL Sunday. In Chilliwack, The Chiefs edged Langley 3-2 to complete a miraculous comeback.

Langley won the opening three games of the series before the overall league champion Chiefs came back to win the final four games and the series.

The Penticton Vees will try and force a seventh game in their first round series with Cowichan Valley Monday night.

Penticton forced a sixth game with a 4-1 win Saturday.

Monday's sixth game will be played in Duncan.

If a seventh game is needed, it would be played Wednesday in Penticton.

Vernon and Trail are awaiting the outcome of these two series to learn who they will face in the second round.

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