BCHL Playoffs: Tuesday, March 29

The West Kelowna Warriors kept their momentum going on Tuesday night, dispatching the Chilliwack Chiefs on the road, 5-1.

This victory comes after an impressive four-game winning streak to eliminate the BCHL-leading Penticton Vees in Round 2.

Jake LeBrun opened the scoring 2:55 into the second period, with Connor Sodergren scoring 4:27 later to give the visitors a 2-0 lead. Jordan Kawaguchi scored 11:14 into the second to cut the Warriors lead in half. The third period belonged to West Kelowna, however. Quin Foreman and Liam Blackburn added power play markers 5:55 apart before Kylar Hope’s empty netter with 4:10 left in regulation made it 5-1.

Red-hot goaltender Matthew Greenfield, who was named the BCHL Player of the Week, maintained his strong play with a 26-save performance, guiding the Warriors to a huge road victory. Greenfield was also named first star.

With the win, the Warriors have now won their last five games, coming against the league’s best two teams of the regular season. They’ll host the Nanaimo Clippers in their next game and are two wins away from booking their ticket to the Fred Page Cup Final.

Their showdown with the Clippers is set for Thursday at 7 p.m.