The West Kelowna Warriors will be without one of their top weapons this evening when they host the Penticton Vees.
Forward Tyler Cristall was handed a three-game suspension in game two of the BCHL conference final on April 30, called for a blow to the head major and misconduct.
The suspension comes at an inopportune time for West Kelowna and their second-highest scorer this postseason: The final buzzer on Saturday left the Warriors on the wrong side of a 6-0 score, to fall to a two-games-to-none deficit against the top-seeded Vees.
Penticton outscored West Kelowna 14-1 over the first two contests on the Vee’s home ice.
The series now shifts to the Warriors’ Royal LePage Place for game three tonight. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.
West Kelowna won three of the four games against the Vees played at home during the regular season.