|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|
They've only faced each other once this season, but the Moose Jaw Warriors will be out for revenge against the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Wednesday night at Mosaic Place. The tribe lost 4-3 in overtime to the 'Canes over the weekend in the closest they've came to a road win this season.
Moose Jaw had a 3-2 lead with just under seven minutes to play in that hockey game before surrendering the game tying goal late in the third and giving up the game winner with just 1:06 left in overtime.
“The loss was really tough. I thought we played a really good road game, but then we kind of fell short,” said defenceman Travis Brown before practice on Tuesday. “It's going to be nice playing them at home and getting a chance to redeem ourselves.”
The Warriors struggles away from Mosaic Place this season have been well documented, but opposite that, they've continued to play stellar at home, sporting a 5-1-0-1 record.
Brown says the team is in need of a win with two more road games on the way and four games in the next five days, so some home cooking should be just what the doctor ordered, “A win would help a lot for this little stretch we've got against a couple good teams coming up.”
Lethbridge is coming into Mosaic Place playing their best hockey of the young season as they haven't lost in regulation since October 13th and are coming off a 4-0 win over the Swift Current Broncos on Tuesday night.
Having just played the Hurricanes four days ago, the Warriors should be familiar with what to expect from them. Brown explains what they learnt about the 'Canes during Saturday's game, “They have a good team, solid team. They play a good team game and Rimmer, their goalie, is very talented, so we're going to have to get some traffic in front of him and get lots of shots.”
Rimmer was outstanding in the game against Moose Jaw, making 42 saves on 45 shots, in picking up his fifth win of the season. Brown says traffic in front will be a big key for the team, “It's better than him being able to see a free shot, so we'll try to get traffic in front of him and keep firing pucks.”
The tribe will be looking for a better showing out of their special teams to start the new week after a big letdown over the weekend. Moose Jaw was 2-for-14 on the power play and gave four power play goals on just nine chances to Edmonton and Lethbridge during their road trip.
“Staying disciplined will be huge,” said Brown. “We've just got to make sure we're making smart plays and moving our feet so that we don't take stupid penalties out there and then making sure when we have opportunities on the power play that we capitalize.”
The Warriors and Hurricanes will hit the ice at Mosaic Place at 7:00pm on Wednesday. You can catch all the action with Voice of the Warriors James Gallo, Derek Kletzel and Marc Smith on Country 100, starting with the Pre-Game Show at 6:40pm.
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