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Westlock Senior Warriors aim for first win of the year

Club faces the Bonnyville Pontiacs tonight, Nov. 13, at the Rotary Spirit Centre
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The Westlock Senior Warriors are looking to net their first win of the year tonight, Nov,. 13, when they face the Bonnyville Pontiacs. Game time is 7 p.m.

WESTLOCK – The Westlock Senior Warriors will look to get their first victory of their 2021/2022 North Central Hockey League campaign tonight at 7 p.m., Nov. 13, when they face the winless Bonnyville Pontiacs.

The Warriors are in need of some puck luck tonight as through their first two games they’ve only scored a single goal on 97 shots — the club opened the season with a 1-0 loss to Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs Oct. 16, then fell 2-1 to Camrose in their home opened played back on Oct. 23.

“We’re basically at almost 100 shots in two games which is awesome, but when you only have one goal to show for it, it’s something we need to figure out. Those are two games we’ve really outplayed the other teams and we deserved a better fate … we should probably have two wins,” said captain Mike Ivey after the 2-1 defeat last month.

The club's schedule is a little funky to start the year after Blackfalds, who they were supposed to face a few times in October, dropped out of the league — the Warriors are the only team in the NCHL that hasn’t played at least three games.

Following tonight’s tilt the club will be on the road for the last two weekends of the month for games in Devon and Red Deer, then have four games split between home and away in December before the Christmas break.