Warriors captain Kyle Marino goes on the attack at the Western Canada Cup in Estevan

Warriors split first two games at Western Canada Cup

After a win over the host team on opening night, West Kelowna falls to Brooks Bandits at junior A regional hockey tournament in Saskatchewan

In a penalty-filled affair, the Alberta Junior Hockey League champion Brooks Bandits defeated the West Kelowna Warriors 4-2 Sunday at the Crescent Point Western Canada Cup in Estevan, Sask.

The Warriors, who defeated the host Bruins 2-0 in their tournament opener Saturday night, are now 1-1 at the five-team junior A regional championship.

The top two teams at the end of the round robin tournament will advance to the RBC Cup national championship May 14 to 21 in Lloydminster, Alta.

The Warriors’ undoing was the power play as the BCHL champs went just 1-for-13 with the man advantage.

Brett Mennear, with his third goal of the weekend, and Quin Foreman scored for the Warriors, who led 2-1 after the first period.

The Bandits, now 1-0 at the tournament, scored the game’s last three goals, including the winner at 19:29 of the second period.

In a feisty contest between the B.C. and Alberta champs, Brooks took 21 penalties while West Kelowna was assessed 13.

On Saturday, Matthew Greenfield stopped 30 shots as the Warriors downed Estevan 3-0. Mennear scored twice for West Kelowna.

The Warriors will return to action Tuesday when they take on the defending RBC champion Portage Terriers from Manitoba.

 

Just Posted

Penticton rally set for Indigenous homicide victims

Rally in support of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine set for Monday at noon at the courthouse

Gold for Apex Freestyle Club skier at B.C. Games

Kelowna’s Jordan MacDonald wins gold in Kamloops at the B.C. Winter Games

Fundraiser for Penticton boy battling cancer

Wills, 7, had surgery to remove tumours in his kidney, but further tumours have been found

Neighbours ‘save the day’ when Jeep starts on fire

Damage could have been much worse if neighbours hadn’t pitched into help with Jeep fire in Keremeos

Snow impacting flights at Kelowna airport

Tough conditions have delayed several flights and cancelled others at the regional airport

What’s happening

Check out what is happening this weekend in the Okanagan-Shuswap.

Canucks fold 5-3 in first ever trip to Vegas

Daniel Sedin had two points as Canucks fall to the Golden Knights Friday night

That’s a wrap: B.C. Games results after Day 1

Vancouver-Coastal Zone 5 is in the lead for medals Friday at the Kamloops 2018 B.C. Winter Games

Familiar faces head up library board

The executive of the Okanagan Regional Library board remains the same

Sticking the landing at the B.C. Games

Gymnasts talk competition, B.C. Winter Games, and teamwork in Kamloops

Therapy dogs make appearance at B.C. Games

The St. John’s Ambulance therapy dog program launches a pilot project at the 2018 Kamloops B.C. Winter Games

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

$153M in federal cash to fund child care, education training in B.C.

Bilateral agreement will create 1,370 new infant and toddler spaces

Most Read