Warriors sit atop Interior

The West Kelowna Warriors woke up this morning with the best record in the BC Hockey League.

The Warriors won their eighth game of the season and fourth in a row, a 3-2 victory in Surrey Tuesday night.

Bennett Norlin and captain Jared Marino each had a goal and an assist to pace the Warriors attack. Peter Tomaras scored the other goal while Cavin Tilsley chipped in with a pair of assists.

The Eagles jumped on the Warriors early. Desi Burgart on the power play and John Wesley both put pucks past starter Cole Demers before the game was four minutes old. Nik Amundrud replaced Demers after the second goal.

The Warriors took over from there, dominating much of the first two periods.

Marino cut the deficit in half midway through the first when he bust down the left wing and left a shot go from the the left circle that bat Daniel Davidson for his fifth of the young season.

Tomaras tied it eight minutes into the second when he banged home a loose puck off a centering pass from Norlin.

Norlin scored the eventual game winner late in the period, finishing off a pretty three-way passing play with a shot from the slot for this third of the year.

Amundrud took over from there, turning away all 16 shots he faced in the final period as the Eagles pushed for the equalizer.

The Warriors, 8-3 on the season, open up a four-game homestand Friday night when new division rival Wenatchee come to town. They'll host Nanaimo, Langley and Cowichan Valley on the homestand.

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