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Kyrkostas and Løkkeberg lead West Kelowna Warriors past Vernon Vipers

The Warriors have won three games in a row
The West Kelowna Warriors beat the Vernon Vipers at Kal Tire Place on Wednesday, Nov. 29, winning 4-1. (Lisa Mazurek/Vernon Vipers photography)

Jackson Kyrkostas and Johannes Løkkeberg led the way as the West Kelowna Warriors beat the Vernon Vipers 4-1 on Wednesday night (Nov. 29).

They each collected a goal and an assist in the first period as Kyrkostas scored at the 7:10 mark and Løkkeberg scored at the 13:33 mark as the Warriors took a 2-0 lead.

Early in the second period, Løkkeberg scored his second of the game, seventh of the season, assisted by Kyrkostas to take a 3-0 lead into the third.

Just 47 seconds into the third period, Vernon got on the board when Shea Busch scored a powerplay goal to make it 3-1.

But the Warriors regained their three-goal lead when Jack Farrell scored his first goal of the season at the 4:34 mark of the frame.

Warriors goaltender Rorke Applebee made 26 saves in the win while Vipers’ Ethan David made 29 saves in the loss.

With the win, the Warriors gained some ground on the Vipers as they improved to 13-6-2-0 and sit third in the BCHL’s Interior Conference. Vernon is second with in conference with a record of 15-6-1-0.

The Warriors are back in action this weekend as they’re in Merritt on Friday night and back at home on Saturday night to welcome the Salmon Arm Silverbacks to town. Friday night’s puck drop is at 7:05 p.m. while Saturday is at 7 p.m.

For the Vipers, they welcome Prince George to town on Saturday night at 6 p.m.

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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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