Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rookies Shine in Warriors 6-3 Win

It was a night of rookie success for the Moose Jaw Warriors. Rookie Goaltender Brandon Stone started off in net for a period and a half, making 10/12 saves before being replaced by veteran Thomas Heemskerk. Kootenay managed to score on the first shot of the game, yet the Warriors were waiting on the attack. Antonin Honejsek scored two goals in a row to give the tribe a one goal lead. Twenty year old Dylan Hood buried another to put the score at 3-1 heading into the first break.

The second period has D-man Collin Bowman scoring his first in a Warriors uniform just into the second. The ice would not stop coming onto Brandon Stone and managed to sneak another one by. The third Ice goal would result in a goalie change and no further scoring. Dylan McIlrath dropped the gloves against fellow blue liner, John Neibrandt. The fans were on their feet for the big man's first fight at home in several games.

The final period of play brought on two more Warriors goals from rookie Morgan Rielly and another from Dylan Hood. The Warriors improved upon special team, cashing in on 3/9 power plays and only allowing Kootenay 1/2 power play goals. Rookie Sam Fioretti went home with third star and 3 assists. Morgan Rielly also had 2 assists along with his goal. Quinton Howden and Dylan Hood each had two points and 19 year old defencemem Collin Bowman went home with 3 points.

The Warriors have the weekend off and return to the Civic Center next Tuesday and Wednesday for a two game home stand.

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