Friday, January 21, 2011

Alberta Road Trip Begins in Edmonton Tonight

The tribe headed West to Alberta Thursday in preparation for two stops in two nights. The Warriors will face the Edmonton Oil Kings Friday night in a rematch of the previous Sunday.

Edmonton sits in 4th place in the Central Division and 7th in the Conference. Edmonton is 5-5 in their last 10 games and have a 13-8-0-2 record at home. Edmonton is led by Michael St. Croix who has 52 points in 43 games. Edmonton’s top rookie is Griffin Reinhart, scoring 23 points for the Oil.

The Oil Kings team power play has a 16.5% success rate and a 79.3% penalty kill.

Who to watch for:
#18 Michael St. Croix- Top scorer with 21 goals and 31 assist, St. Croix is just 17 years old from Winnipeg, MB.

#11 Dylan Wruck- 18 year old Saskatoon native Dylan Wruck has 50 points split equally into goals and assists. He has a team high power play goals with 11.

#3 Mark Pysyk- A common name to hockey fans, Pysyk has been called upon to represent team Canada at international events. Mark is 18 years old from Sherwood Park, AB.

Now for your Warriors:

Tonight is the third meeting of the season between the Warriors and Edmonton Oil Kings. The home team has come out on top in their two previous meetings. Moose Jaw won 3-2 January 16th, 2011 and Edmonton won 3-2 October 3rd, 2010. Moose Jaw is 8-6 against Edmonton in the last five years, posting a 3-4 record in oil country.

Sebastian Svendsen leads the Warriors with two goals and three points against the Oil Kings (1-1-2pts with PA); Antonin Honejsek has two assists; Spencer Edwards, AJ Johnson, and Dylan McIlrath have one goal each; Collin Bowman, Brayden Cuthbert, Dylan Hood, and Quinton Howden have one assist each; Thomas Heemskerk is 1-1 with a 2.52gaa and .919sv%.

Likely out of the line up Friday will be Cody Beach and Spencer Edwards.

Who’s hot:
Dylan Hood- Dylan has 6 goals and 12 points in his last 12 games. Hood has consistently been performing for the tribe every night in his twenty year old season.

Joel Edmundson- Ranked #69 in the Mid Term Central Scouting ranks, Edmundson has 6 assists in his last 10 games.

Sebastian Svendsen
- Sebastian has only been with the tribe for 4 games and has posted 1 goal and 4 assists in that time.

Tonights game will be part of the SHAW broadcast. You can listen to all the action live with James Gallo at 8:00 pm.

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