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The West Kelowna Warriors took 3 of 4 points in Wenatchee

Warriors earn road split

It wasn't the sweep they were looking for, but, given circumstances, the West Kelowna Warriors will gladly head home from Wenatchee with three of a possible four points.

The Warriors earned a single point Saturday, falling 4-3 in overtime to the Wenatchee Wild.

This after Friday's convincing 5-2 victory to open the back-to-back series.

Max Bulawka, who's been somewhat quiet offensively so far this season, picked up a goal and two helpers to lead the Warriors offensively.

But, it wasn't enough to earn the clean sweep, as the Wild took advantage of an overtime power play to tally the winner.

The winning goal came just seconds before Austin Chorney was ready to return to the ice.

Bulawka opened the scoring for the Warriors on a first period power play. The Wild tied it moments later, then let their power play go to work in the second.

On two occasions, the Wild clicked with the man advantage to assume a one-goal lead, but, both times, the Warriors came back to tie it.

John Evans on a West Kelowna power play, and Ryan Novacosky with an even strength tally, deadlocked the game at 3-3 after 40,

Neither team could end it in regulation time and, for a while, it looked as if overtime wouldn't solve things, until Hunter Hastings put an end to the contest with 1:34 left.

Despite the loss, the Warriors have picked up points in four straight.

They are off until the weekend when they welcome Salmon Arm and Merritt to Royal LePage Place Friday and Saturday respectively.



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