Last night....The Moose Jaw Warriors extended their winning streak to five games with a 5-3 win over the Regina Pats last night, sweeping their home and home series. The Warriors trailed 3-0 in the first period before scoring four goals to end the first to take the lead. Brendan Rowinski had two goals and three points; Quinton Howden had a goal and three points; Morgan Rielly had a goal and two points; Antonin Honejsek had one goal; Collin bowman had three assists; Spencer Edwards had on assist; Thomas Heemskerk made 18 saves in the win. The Warriors were 3/10 on the power play and ¾ on the penalty kill.
The Warriors are 4-1 against Seattle in the last five years, posting a 2-1 record at home.
Danny Gayle and Jesse Paradis scored for the Warriors last season against Seattle; Dylan Hood, Nathan MacMaster, Brendan Rowinski had assists.
Erik Bonsor led Seattle with two assists against the Warriors last season (both as a member of the Calgary Hitmen); Ryan Aasman (w/ Prince Albert), Robbie Ciolfi (w/ Prince George), Burke Gallimore (w/ Saskatoon), and Lindsay Nielson had one goal each; Prab Rai and Charles Wells had one assist each; Calvin Pickard was 0-1 with a 3.08gaa and .912sv%.
Last Game…for the T-Birds: The Brandon Wheat Kings defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 Saturday night at Westman Place in Brandon, Manitoba. Seattle right wing Jacob Doty put the T-Birds in front 1-0 at 12:09 of the first period. Scott Ramsay put a slap shot on goal from the left point. Brandon goalie Liam Liston blocked the shot but the puck rebounded up and away from the goalie. Doty was crashing the net on Ramsay’s shot and from just above the crease knocked the puck out of the air and past Liston. It was Doty’s first career WHL goal. Michael Ferland tied the game 1-1 for the Wheat Kings at 19:16 of the first. Scott Glennie had the only assist on the goal. Brandon outshot Seattle 21-10 in the first period. Brandon (8-10-0-1) took a 2-1 lead at 10:41 of the first period on a goal by Brenden Walker. Ferland and Glennie had the assists on the goal. The T-Birds outshot the Wheat Kings 12-5 in the second period but Brandon led in shots, 26-22, after 40 minutes.
The Wheat Kings went in front 3-1 at 2:39 of the third period on a goal by Mark Stone. Shayne Wiebe and Paul Ciarelli were credited with the assists. Seattle (6-4-2-2) cut the Brandon lead to one when Luke Lockhart scored a power-play goal at 3:23 of the third. Colin Jacobs had the puck at the right point. He sent the puck low and it deflected off a Brandon defender’s skate to Burke Gallimore in the right circle. Gallimore quickly backhanded the puck to Lockhart at the left post. Lockhart put the puck over a diving Liston for his fifth goal of the year. Seattle got a late power play and pulled goalie Calvin Pickard for a six-on-four advantage. They were unable to get the tying goal. Brandon outshot Seattle 40-27 in the game. Pickard made 37 saves on 40 shots and his record is now 6-4-2-2. Liston stopped 25 of 27 shots and his record is now 6-4-0-1.
Streaking Birds…Burke Gallimore has a three-game point streak with two goals and two assists in the last three games…Colin Jacobs has a two-game point streak with a goal and two assists in the last two games…
Leading Scorers…Burke Gallimore leads the team in scoring with 13 points on nine goals and four assists. Colin Jacobs is second on the team in scoring with 12 points on five goals and seven assists. Marcel Noebels is third on the T-Birds in scoring with 10 points on four goals and six assists.\
- Bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank tonight
- Stay in your seat for Mac's and Subway intermissions!
- Quinton Howden was named Zeke's Player of the Month last night
- The 50/50 jack pot was over $10,000.00.... the biggest in Warriors history last night
- Brendan Rowinksi played his first game of the season last night and put up two goals
- Warriors are now 9-8-0-1 and in third place in the division, only a point behind the bronocs who have played two more games then the tribe