Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Warriors vs Prince Albert Wednesday

Here's the down low:
Tonight is the first meeting of the season and the first of two this week between the Warriors and Prince Albert Raiders. Moose Jaw was 6-1-1 against Prince Albert last season; they were 4-0 at home and 2-1-1 on the road. Moose Jaw outscored the Raiders 36-26.

Quinton Howden led the Warriors with five goals and 14 points against the Raiders; Brendan Rowinski had seven goals and 10 points; Dylan Hood had four goals and nine points; Connor Cox had six assists; Spencer Edwards had two goals and five points; Antonin Honejsek had a goal and five points; Danny Gayle had two goals and four points; Kendall McFaull had two goals and three points; Dylan McIlrath had a goal and three points.

Brandon Herrod led the Raiders with seven goals and 11 points against the Warriors; Craig McCallum had two goals and 10 points; Jordan Rowley had two goals and nine points; Dustin Cameron had three goals and eight points; Igor Revenko had three goals and six points; Justin Maylan had a goal and four points; Garrett Zemlak was 2-4-0-1 with a 3.36gaa and .900sv%; Jamie Tucker was 0-0 with a 9.88gaa and .706sv% in 30 minutes against the Warriors.

Interesting Notes:
  • In the last 5 years, the Warriors are 10-8-1-0 when visiting the Raiders
  • Both teams are coming off of close losses where each team only lost by a single goal
  • The Warriors are 17% on the PP and 75% on the PK
  • The Warriors are 1-4 on the road this season (only road win came in Swift)
  • If the Warriors are leading after the second, they are 4-0
  • PA's Tyler Yaworski and Austin Bourhis are amoung the top of the league in PIM's
  • Of the nine Raider defencemen, three are injured. Nathan Deck (knee), Emerson Hrynyk (shoulder). Jordan Rowley (wrist).
Who to Watch:
Moose Jaw
Quinton Howden- leads the tribe in points along side line mate Dylan Hood with 14.  Howden is on a 5 game straight point streak and has 9 points in the last 5.
Dylan McIlrath- Dylan scored his first goal of the season in Swift Current.  Hasn't tossed the gloves in a few games...
Joey Kornelsen- Had a few games off due to injury in early October.  Since being back he has been playing in the top line with Hood and Howden. 
Antonin Honejsek- Missed the end of the Med Hat game and the trip to Swift due to illness.  Tony was practicing the week and will be a great addition to the line up for the tribe offensively.

Prince Albert
Eric Williams/Jamie Tucker- These two have been splitting time between the pipes.  Rookie Eric Williamson has had some success and 19 year old Tucker did not see much action against the tribe last season backing up Zemlak. Who will get the start?
Jonathan Parker- Has the most goals with 9.  Standing just 5'10", nineteen year old Parker ranks in the top 40 in the WHL's top scorer's.
Brandon Herrod- Captain of the Raiders, Herrod is 19 years old had leads the Raiders in points with 15.
Igor Revenko- Igor is filling two slots as an import and 20 year old forward for Prince Albert.  Revenko is no stranger to the score sheet.

Quinton Howden's Key's to Winning Tonight
1. Hard work from every player
2. Grinding it out
3. Special Teams

Coach Hunchak's Key's To Success Tonight
1. Prepare like pro's. All of the information needed is provided.
2. Pace will be key. Play at our level of pace and energy.
3. Get after their D-core as they have a few significant injuries
4. Execution of our structure. Continue to create opportunites we have been creating but bare down and finish.
5. Special teams will be key as always. Good reads and anticipation on the PK. Move puck quickly and get it to the net with net front presence; looking for 2nd and 3rd opportunites.
6. Compete and work to the Warriors standard

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