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(Story courtesy Marc Smith, DiscoverMooseJaw.com) The Moose Jaw Warriors are back on the road tonight as they kick off a three in three weekend in Prince Albert. The tribe will actually play back to back games against the Raiders in PA to open the busy weekend.
When the Warriors step foot on the ice at the Art Hauser Centre, they will still be looking for their first road win of the season after coming up short in two tries last weekend in Edmonton and Lethbridge.
Defenceman Morgan Rielly says they just need to stick to their game when they head out away from Mosaic Place, “When we've been playing on the road this year, we've been trying to make too many plays as oppose to just chipping pucks and I think that's what we have to do this weekend. We have to play smart so that we can play better on the road and hopefully come away with a couple wins in PA.”
The tribe are 0-4-1-0 on the road to start the season, but have been lights out at home with a 6-1-0-1 record. They even avenged a 4-3 overtime loss in Lethbridge last weekend with a 3-2 win over the Hurricanes on Wednesday night in Moose Jaw.
In that game, the Warriors exploded for three goals in the first six minutes of the second period to pull away from the 'Canes. All three goals showed the type of skill that this team is capable of when everything is clicking. Rielly says they need to do that on a more consistent basis now, “That was an important game after two losses on the road. We came back home and we knew that we had to play well and hopefully get two points and the team played well as a whole, so it was a good win.
“As a team we've proven that we're able to play like that and I think right now it's just we have to keep doing it and have to play like that every night and as our year keeps going that's what we're going to do.”
The Warriors and Raiders have split their season series so far with the home team winning both meetings so far. Prince Albert won back on September 28th, 5-1, and then Moose Jaw answered back two weeks ago with a 9-0 win at Mosaic Place.
“PA is a good team this year and there's a whole lot of speed on that team and I think they're going to play even harder because of what happened last game and we have to be prepared for that,” explained Rielly. “It's probably going to be two hard paced games, and it's going to be exciting.”
You can catch both games live on Country 100 starting with the Pre-Game Show at 6:40pm. Puck drops at 7:00pm.
Warriors Sticking It To Cancer This Weekend
When the Warriors return home on Sunday, they will finish off their busy weekend with a special night at Mosaic Place. It will be the second “Stick It To Cancer” night with special edition Morgan Rielly shirts and a Warriors' mom and billet cookbook on sale to raise funds for breast cancer equipment at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital.
“I think it will be a great night,” said Rielly, who been the campaign champion. The 19-year-old defenceman has been visiting cancer patients at the hospital throughout the month and helping raise funds for the initiative.
“It's been a great experience having the opportunity to see the people at the hospital and really understand who you're helping out and where the proceeds are going. It's been a really cool experience.”
The initiative was started last year by Warriors assistant coach Mike Vandenberghe and in partnership with the team was able to raise over $16,000 through a number of events. This year's goal is to raise $20,000.
“It's been a cool experience and it certainly hit home with me,” added Rielly, whose grandfather passed away from cancer. His mom is also involved with clinical trials and cancer research. “Having the opportunity to help out and chip in a little bit has been really cool and hopefully we have a really good turn out.”
The team will be using special pink sticks during the game that will be auctioned off to raise funds as well.
The Medicine Hat Tigers will be in town that night for the game. Puck drops at 7:00pm. This will be the first meeting of the season between the two teams since last year's Eastern Conference Semifinals, which the Warriors won in a four game sweep. The Tigers are off to a 5-8-1-0 start to the season this year.