Moose Jaw erased a three goal deficit midway through the hockey game, scoring four unanswered goals and going on to beat the Prince Albert Raiders 4-3 Saturday night at the Art Hauser Centre.
Prince Albert was able to open the scoring at 11:20, Leon Draisaitl and Dakota Conroy worked a give-and-go across the Warrior line which resulted in a Draisaitl goal. Moose Jaw outshot the Raiders 8-6 in the first period, and went 0-for-3 on the power play.
Early in the second Jayden Hart deflected a Sawyer Lange point shot to give Prince Albert a 2-0 lead. Hart then scored on the power play at 6:07 to put the Warriors in a three goal hole.
Moose Jaw came storming back in the late stages of the middle period. Colton McCarthy, who was one of six 1996 born players in the lineup, created a turnover beside the Raider net then fed Brandon Potomak for his eighth of the year at 15:25.
Prince Albert got into some late penalty problems which the Warriors capitalized on with a Morgan Rielly five-on-three power play goal with 27 seconds left in the period. Moose Jaw created quality chances in the dying stages of the period to tie the game but wasn’t able to find twine. Prince Albert outshot the Warriors 14-13 in the second; both teams went 1-for-2 on the power play.
Prince Albert ran into more problems in the third period, giving Moose Jaw four more power plays. At 11:13 and on their second five-on-three, Sam Fioretti scored his team leading 28th to tie the game at three.
Moose Jaw’s power play produced the game winner with less than five minutes to go. Brayden Point battled along the Prince Albert right wall, eventually sliding the puck to the point for Rielly. The Toronto Maple Leafs 2012 first round pick ripped a wrist shot into the twine, completing the comeback as the tribe went on to a 4-3 win.
Rielly led the tribe with two goals and three points; Point and Brown had two assists each; Paulic finished with 31 saves; Moose Jaw finished the game 3-for-10 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill.
The win improved their record to 20-30-3-6, the team has Sunday off, and Monday Tanner Eberle and Sam Fioretti will fly over southern Saskatchewan with the Snowbirds, the team returns to action Wednesday with a trip to Saskatoon.