Thursday, March 31, 2011
Back and Fourth; Series Shifts to Cranbrook
It seems neither team can post 2 wins in a row in a epic battle between the 4th and 5th seeded teams. The tribe dominated games 1&3; while the Ice froze over the Warriors in games 2&4. The Moose Jaw Warriors couldn’t get anything past Nathan Lieuwen Wednesday night—unlike the performance they put on Tuesday.
Thomas Heemskerk allowed 5 goals on the night—the opposite of his shut out performances in games 1 and 3. The game got chippy in the third period on Wednesday, with Andrew Johnson, Dylan McIlrath, Joel Edmundson and Brett Lyon all being sent to the dressing room early. The series is starting to really heat up, especially with a 2-2 split on the board. Game 5 is a key game for the tribe. A win would send them home for a possible game 6 win and to clinch the series. A loss makes game 6 a critical win for the team to hold off elimination and head all the way back to Cranbrook for a game 7.
The Warriors are on their way to Cranbrook Thursday morning for game 5 on Friday night. The Warriors will return to Moose Jaw for game 6 on Sunday. Tickets are on sale for Sunday. Season ticket holders have their tickets in their 6 game packs. The tickets are labelled “Game 3” and will read TBD.
A few notes:
Kootenay's Drew Czerwonka, draft pick of the Calgary Flames missed game 4 due to an injury sustained in game 3
Warriors are still without Cody Beach and Dallas Ehrhardt Rookie d-men Matt Franczyk and Travis Brown have been rotating into the 7th 'D' spot Rookie Brandon Potomak has played in games 3 & 4 for the tribe
Jesse Paradis stood out in both games at home; notching 2 assists in game 3
Sebastian Svendsen was named the hardest working in game 4; deservingly so Andrew
Johnson was named Player of the Month for March; Andrew had 5 goals in March and already 1 in the post season all as a 16 year old rookie
Tickets are on sale now for game 6.... 694-5711 or www.mjwarriors.ca