WARRIORS CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT
The Warriors started the week off with a commanding 3-0 win over the Swift Current Broncos Wednesday night before heading into another meeting with the high flying Saskatoon Blades.
It was Co-op Family Fun Night Saturday night in Moose Jaw. In front of a sell out crowd, the Warriors took to the ice for what was sure to be an intense game. First period, Warriors got on the board from a Spencer Edwards marker. Thomas Heemskerk had a great start to the night; holding off two Blade power plays.
Second period would be well played by both teams. Neither team would manage to find the back of the net but the Warriors were able to ward off another power play by the Blades. The single goal of the first period would hold up for second twenty minutes.
Third period would have Stephan Elliot bouncing a puck towards the Warriors crease and in. Tie game with over half the period to go. Overtime would bring no winner. Curtis Hamilton would beat Heemskerk in the shoot out for the win. Warriors fall in OT 2-1. Although a loss on Saturday, the Warriors three points last week would be good enough to clinch them a spot in the post season.
TWO POINTS ON THE LINE FOR TRIBE
The Regina Pats are in the hunt for a play off berth. Just 3 points out of 8th place, the Queen City kids are chasing both Prince Albert and Lethbridge who are both sitting with 55 points. The Pats are coming off of a 9-3 loss at the hands of the Brandon Wheat Kings. The Regina Pats did seem to find their way prior to the weekend beating going 4-3 in Swift Current and a 3-2 win in the Calgary outdoor game.
Regina has nine games left, all with division teams. The Pats will be looking to find much needed points when they match up with the Warriors for three more games, Brandon and Saskatoon for a pair, a single with Prince Albert & a final game with Swift Current.
Regina is 3-6-0-1 in their last ten games. The Warriors record in their last ten is 3-5-1-1.
FINAL MATCH UP WITH THE RAIDERS
The Warriors will host the Prince Albert Raiders Friday. The Raiders sit in 8th place; tied with the Hurricanes for the final playoff spot. This will be the last meeting between these two teams and the last in the Civic Center.
The Warriors are 4-3 against the Raiders and will be looking for one more win to solidify the series. Puck drops at 7:00 pm. Get your tickets today! 694.5711
WARRIORS HEAD BACK INTO SASKATOON SATURDAY
The Warriors will face off with the Blades for the second last time this season. The Warriors have stolen just a single win from Saskatoon in four very close games. The Warriors have dropped two OT games this season vs. the Blades. The Warriors will return for one final meeting on March 16th to finish off the regular season.
WARRIORS WEEKLY SCHEDULE
MONDAY- PRACTICE 2:15
TUESDAY VS REGINA
WEDNESDAY – PRACTICE 2:15
THURSDAY- PRACTICE 2:15
FRIDAY VS PRINCE ALBERT
SATURDAY @ SASKATOON
PLAYOFF OUT LOOK
The Warriors are currently sitting 11 points back of 4th place and would match up with the Kootenay Ice with a 5th place spot. The Medicine Hat Tigers and Kootenay Ice are battling it out for 3rd place with just a point between them. Both teams have played one more game than the tribe. Here is what the two teams’ final game schedules look like along with the Warriors:
Medicine Hat- Red Deer (2), Edmonton (2), Calgary (3), Lethbridge and Kootenay
Kootenay- Brandon, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Spokane, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge (2)
Moose Jaw- Regina (3), Prince Albert, Saskatoon (2), Kootenay, Lethbridge and Brandon (2)
Who will the Warriors face in the 2010/11 playoffs? Three weeks will help write the final chapter of the Crushed Can.