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Valley Rivals Clash in BCHL Playoffs

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The Penticton Vees and the West Kelowna Warriors will face-off in the BCHL Interior Conference best-of-seven series, starting Friday, March 29th at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

The Vees swept the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in their first round match-up, while the Warriors took out the Merritt Centennials in five games. This is third time the two teams will meet in the Fred Page Cup playoffs. The rivals last met in 2010 in the Interior Conference Semi-Final, which the Vees took in six games. In fact, the Vees have a record of 8-2 against the Warriors in the playoffs; sweeping the Tribe once.

The season series between the two teams favoured the Vees, as they won six of the seven meetings, including two of three at the SOEC. Two of the Vees wins came in overtime and three of the seven games were decided by one goal. The Vees outscored the Warriors 25-18 in the season series.

Season Series
Sep 14st 4-3 (OT) Vees (Royal LePage Place)
Sep 22nd 5-3 Vees (Royal LePage Place)
Oct 23rd 4-3 (OT) Vees (Royal LePage Place)
Oct 26th 4-1 Vees (SOEC)
Dec 28th 5-2 Warriors (SOEC)
Dec 29th 4-2 Vees (Royal LePage Place)
Jan 26th 2-1 Vees (SOEC)

Playoff Series Schedule
Game 1 March 29th (SOEC)
Game 2 March 30th (SOEC)
Game 3 April 1st (Royal LePage Place)
Game 4 April 2nd (Royal LePage Place)
Game 5** April 4th (SOEC)
Game 6** April 6th (Royal LePage Place)
Game 7** April 7th (SOEC)
All games are at 7pm
** If necessary

Sam Mellor led all Vees in scoring this season against West Kelowna, with two goals and 11 points. Mike Rebry and Wade Murphy each had nine points and Troy Stecher had seven. Chad Katunar was the leader between the pipes, winning five of his six starts while sporting a .925 save-percentage. Nic Renyard won his only start against West Kelowna and has a .903 save-percentage against the Tribe.

Game one of the Best-of-Seven Interior Conference Final goes Friday, March 29th at the SOEC; face-off is slated for 7pm.

Courtesy of Fraser Rodgers – Vees Media


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