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Game Recap: Bucks Beat Warriors, Sweep Season Series

The red-hot Cranbrook Bucks are riding a five-game winning streak as they continue to wind down a successful regular season.

Their latest triumph came in the form of a 6-3 victory over the West Kelowna Warriors Friday night, sweeping their season series 5-0 in the process.

The Bucks got things going early in the first period, a Noah Quinn goal just thirty-two seconds after opening faceoff put Cranbrook in a 1-0 lead. They upped their lead to 2-0 when Donovan Frias scored at 10:05. Cranbrook’s 2-0 lead carried into the second period, the shots count was tied 7-7 after twenty minutes.

The Warriors jumped out to a great start in the middle frame. Goals from Isaiah Norlin and Chris Duclair within the first two minutes lifted West Kelowna to a 2-2 tie, but the Bucks were able to regroup. Cranbrook answered with goals from Luke Pfoh, Bauer Morrissey and Jack Silich to get the game back under control. The Bucks led 5-2 at the second intermission.

An early third period goal from Cranbrook’s Cam Kungle put the Bucks in a 6-2 lead, and left the game out of reach for the home team. West Kelowna added one more goal from Ben MacDonald in the dying minutes, but it wasn’t enough to dent Cranbrook’s lead and the Bucks walked out of the Okanagan with a 6-3 win.

Friday’s win lifts Cranbrook’s record to 35-13-1-2, they hold the second seed in the Interior Conference playoff bracket.

The Bucks will aim for their sixth win in a row Saturday night when they face the Wild in Wenatchee.

Buck Tracks:

  • Noah Quinn scores 20th goal of the season.
  • Bauer Morrissey extends point streak to 7 games.
  • 5 game point streak for Nick Peluso (7 pts).