TOP SCORERS: Quinton Howden with 33 pts; Dylan Hood with 31 points
LEADING ROOKIE: Sam Fioretti with 15 points; Morgan Rielly 15 points
LEADING DEFENSEMEN- Collin Bowman with 17 points
HEEMSKERK POSTS SHUTOUT AGAINST FORMER TEAM
The Warriors stretched their winning streak to four in a row Saturday night in the Crushed Can with the help of goalie Thomas Heemskerk in his shut out performance against his former team. Quinton Howden scored the first goal of the evening on the power play, half way through the second period. Antonin Honejsek would find the back of Luke Siemens net only minutes later. Matt Grant would score his second career goal with in seconds on the power play. One final goal from Quinton Howden from Cody Beach and Mackenzie Royer in the third would make it a 4-0 score and another Warrior win at home. Thomas Heemskerk turned away all 25 shots and was named the games first star. The tribe also donned their new third jerseys Saturday night.
GOALS GALORE IN REGINA
The Moose Jaw Warriors scored… and scored…. and scored Friday night in Regina. Captain Edwards fired the Warriors first, on a short handed break away. Antonin Honejsek scored the second of the night half way through the first. Carter Ashton got the Pats on the board and allowed for teddy bears to rain on to the ice. First period score: 2-1. Second period, Edwards banked his second of the night followed by a Jordan Wyton Marker to make it 4-1. At 15:20, former Warrior Thomas Frazee snuck one past Heemskerk on the power play. 4-2 Moose Jaw. In a series of events, a broken stick managed to get tangled into the play, allowing for a Jordan Weal penalty shot. He made no mistake; 4-3 Moose Jaw. Nearly as soon as the face off puck was dropped, Tony Honejsek skated into the Pats zone and with a nice move, gave the Warriors another two goal lead. 5-3 Moose Jaw to end the second. Final period, Dylan Hood scored not even a minute into the final twenty minutes. Trent Ouellette brought the Pats within two at 7:39. 6-4 Moose Jaw…. Spencer Edwards added his third of the night; making it his first hat trick of the season and a 7-4 Moose Jaw lead. Thomas Frazee added another at 14:10; followed by Tony Honejsek getting his own hat trick. 8-5 Moose Jaw. One last Pat’s goal from Garrett Mitchell at 17:54 would not be enough. AJ Johnson would put one more in for a final score of 9-6 Moose Jaw.
WARRIORS LOOK FOR FOUR MORE POINTS ON THE ROAD THIS WEEK
The tribe will visit both the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Medicine Hat Tigers to kick off the week. The Warriors last meeting with Lethbridge was in November where they shut out the Hurricanes 3-0. They will visit Lethbridge Tuesday night. Wednesday the tribe will make the trek to Medicine Hat. The Warriors are 0-2 against the Tigers this season, falling 3-2 and 6-3. The Tigers are just three points ahead of Moose Jaw in the Eastern Conference.
WARRIOR TID BITS
· Thomas Heemskerk took home the Zeke’s Player of the Month award for November
· Tony Honesjek had the most points in the WHL Friday night with 5. (Notching a hat trick and 2 assists).
· Quinton Howden leaves this weekend for World Junior Camp in Ontario.
WARRIORS WEEKLY SCHEDULE
MONDAY, THURSDAY: PRACTICE 2:12-4:15
TUESDAY @ LETHBRIDGE
WEDNESDAY @ MEDICINE HAT
FRIDAY VS KOOTENAY