Fioretti Focused On Second HalfJan 02, 2013 - 02:14 CST
The Moose Jaw Warriors got off to a great start to the second half of the WHL season, going 2-1 during a three-game set last weekend. Their hoping that's a sign of things to come as they look to get into the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference.
“We're confident in ourselves and we think we can make a nice playoff push coming down the stretch here, so that's what we're looking to do,” said Sam Fioretti, the tribe's leading scorer through the first half of the season.
Moose Jaw had a patch work line-up for their first three games after the break due to players off at international tournaments right now, but they were able to come out strong with wins over Regina and Brandon before falling to Regina back at home in the third game.
“Those first two games we played extremely well, but then didn't have the game we wanted against the Pats, so hopefully we can get it back going next weekend,” explained Fioretti.
The Warriors have a very tough test on the horizon as they will play three games in three nights for the second straight weekend, but this time all three will be on the road as they head to Alberta. It starts with the Calgary Hitmen on Friday, then the Red Deer Rebels on Saturday, and they finish up with the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Sunday.
“There's no question that three games in three nights are tough,” stated Fioretti before a morning skate on Monday at Mosaic Place. “Those are three really good teams as well, so we're going to have to follow our game plan and out work the other teams.”
The Warriors are sitting at 14-18-3-4 with 33 games to go in the regular season.