Coming up this week the Moose Jaw Warriors will load the bus and head out for a three game Central Division road trip. It’ll start Wednesday in Calgary, they’ll have Thursday off, Friday they’ll make their way to Medicine Hat, and they’ll finish off the trip in Cranbrook Saturday against the Kootenay Ice.
Wednesday’s battle with the Hitmen will be the back half of a home and home between the two clubs. Calgary edged the Warriors 2-1 in overtime Sunday at Mosaic Place, that night Torrin White scored with 1:37 left in regulation to force overtime, however in extra time Jaynen Rissling notched the game winner. Moose Jaw went 0-for-3 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill.
Friday’s tilt in Medicine Hat will be the Warriors and Tigers second meeting of the season and their first in the gas city, the Tigers edged the Warriors 3-2 in overtime October 28th at Mosaic Place. Justin Kirsch has a goal and two points against the Tigers; while Sam Fioretti has one goal; Travis Brown, Brayden Point, and Morgan Rielly have one assist each; Justin Paulic has a 2.94gaa and .893sv%. Dylan Bredo leads Medicine Hat with two goals against the Warriors; Curtis Valk has one goal; Jacob Doty, Chad Labelle, Boston Leier, and Elgin Pearce have one assist each; Cam Lanigan has a 1.96gaa and .933sv%. The Warriors power play is 1-for-4 against the Tigers and the penalty kill is 5-for-5.
Saturday’s clash in Cranbrook will be the Warriors and Ice first meeting of the season, last year the tribe posted a 3-1 record against Kootenay which included going 1-1 on the road. Brett Lyon led the Warriors last year with a goal and five points against the Ice; Kenton Miller had three goals and four points; Kendall McFaull had a goal and four points; Tanner Eberle and Andrew Johnson had two goals and three points each; Joel Edmundson, Carter Hansen, and Justin Kirsch has two points each. Sam Reinhart led the Ice with three goals and four points against the Warriors; Erik Benoit and Jon Martin had two goals each; Jagger Dirk had two assists; Moose Jaw product Brock Montgomery had one goal.
Due to the time change between Saskatchewan and Alberta fans should be aware of the later local start times, the broadcast schedule with James Gallo is as follows; 7:40pm Wednesday in Calgary, 8:10pm Friday in Medicine Hat, and 7:40pm Saturday in Cranbrook.
When the tribe returns home they’ll have Sunday off to rest, Monday they’ll return to action with a matinee game against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Moose Jaw is 1-0-1 against the Hurricanes; their win came on October 24th at Mosaic Place. Travis Brown leads the way for the Warriors with four assists; Tanner Eberle and Justin Kirsch have two goals each; Morgan Rielly has a goal and two points; Justin Paulic has a 2.91gaa and .915sv%. Sam Mckechnie leads the Hurricanes with two goals; Jay Merkley has a goal and two points; Macoy Erkamps, Russell Maxwell, and Brady Ramsay have two assists each; Ty Rimmer has a 2.92gaa and .925sv%. Note the start time of this one, the PreGame Show with James Gallo begins at 1:40pm.