Warriors wallop Mills, again

Friday wasn't a good night to be a Quesnel Millionaires fan as the Westside Warriors outplayed the Mills on their way to a convincing 8-2 win in front of just over 600 fans.

Rigby Burgart of the Quesnel Millionaires fights for position in front of the Westside Warriors net.  Burgart had one of the Mills goals in their 8-2 loss to the Warriors Friday night at the Vault.

Rigby Burgart of the Quesnel Millionaires fights for position in front of the Westside Warriors net. Burgart had one of the Mills goals in their 8-2 loss to the Warriors Friday night at the Vault.

Friday wasn’t a good night to be a Quesnel Millionaire’s fan as the Westside Warriors outplayed the Mills on their way to a convincing 8-2 win in front of just over 600 fans.

The Warriors staked themselves to a 4-0 lead in the first period on goals by Max French, Tyler French, Grayson Downing and Tyler Brickler.

The Warriors extended their lead to 6-0 in the second period with two powerplay goals by Tom Kroshus, the first goal coming on a two-man advantage and the second on a one-man advantage.

Westside could have added another goal on a penalty shot, but Bryton Udy, who replaced Adam Harris to start the second period, stuck out his left pad to make the save.

Rigby Burgart finally dusted off the Mills side of the scoreboard at 17:55 of the second period with a powerplay goal, converting a Chris Blessing pass as he stood just off the left post.

Gould added another powerplay goal for the Warriors in the second period, his second goal of the night.

The highlight of night came in the third period with the Warriors ahead 8-1 as Spencer Graboski muscled his way to the front of the net from the right side to introduce himself to Warriors netminder Cole Holowenko.

Graboski and Holowenko found themselves tangled up and Chris Kerr swooped in to fire the loose puck to the back of the net to round out the scoring for the night.

The last time the Mills faced the Warriors, the Mills were sent home with an 8-1 loss. In four games this season, the Warriors have outscored the Mills 23-7.

The Warriors will be back at the Vault Sunday for a 5 p.m. game.

The Mills are back in action Saturday night when they host the Penticton Vees who are in third place in the BCHL interior division, just two points behind second place Salmon Arm Silverbacks.