|North Bay Battalion|
|Owen Sound Attack|
|Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds|
|Acadie-Bathurst Titan||Baie-Comeau Drakkar|
|Blainville-Boisbriand Armada||Cape Breton Screaming Eagles|
|Chicoutimi Sagueneens||Drummondville Voltigeurs|
|Gatineau Olympiques||Halifax Mooseheads|
|Moncton Wildcats||PEI Rocket|
|Quebec Remparts||Rimouski Oceanic|
|Rouyn-Noranda Huskies||Saint John Sea Dogs|
|Shawinigan Cataractes||Sherbrooke Phoenix|
|Val-d'Or Foreurs||Victoriaville Tigres|
Sam Fioretti has gotten off to a stellar start to the WHL season as he leads the Moose Jaw Warriors, and the league, offensively through the first month of the season.
Playing on a unusual first line with 20-year-old Justin Kirsch and 16-year-old Brayden Point, Fioretti, 19, is off to a torrid start to the season and sits tied for the league lead in goals with seven and points with 12 in just seven games so far.
Fioretti says not even he would have predicted this quick start to the season, “I don't think I was expecting it one bit, I wanted to come in and have a good start and I think I've done that and it's starting to show.
“I would like to see a little more of a team benefit from it, but I think individually-wise, I've been doing pretty well and hopefully it can translate more into team wins soon.”
Heading into his third season with the tribe, Fioretti had put 29 goals and 70 points in 132 games and looks well on his way to setting career-highs in both categories this season.
“I've never been a real big person on setting goals and stuff like that, but I think mentally – I've never really written them down – but upstairs I've got a couple goals I want to achieve and I think I've had a good start towards achieving those.”
Fioretti says he took the summer seriously expecting to play a bigger role on this year's team after posting 21 goals and 47 points in a breakout year last season. “I worked out hard at a place in Calgary called Crash Conditioning and did a lot of power skating,” said Fioretti. “I knew it was going to have to be a big season for me and it's worked out so far for me.”
The Warriors haven't been off to quite as hot of start as Fioretti has sitting with a 3-3-0-1 record right now, but they showed signs of improvement over the weekend in taking three out of four points against Portland and Red Deer.
Fioretti says the team’s confidence is building in the locker room as they get better each game, “We had a great game against Portland. Against Red Deer we could have played better, but we had some moments where we were having some success, so I think that's a good step towards finishing high in the standings this year.
Fioretti says the Portland game, which they won 4-2 on Saturday, was exactly how they need to play going forward, “We had a great compete level, we used our speed and we had success.”
New poll coming soon