The week long layover for Warriors hockey ends as they open their weekend schedule with a battle against the Prince Albert Raiders.
The last last the tribe played at home was the regular season and home opener against Brandon on September 22nd. Their last game was last Friday's road win against the Wheat Kings.
Sophomore Forward Sam Fioretti says they've working hard at trying to stay sharp. "We've had a great week of practice, very high intensity, we're looking forward to getting out there."
Fioretti says their play inside of their zone was one of the focal points this week during practice. "We were kind of soft and not knowing where we were supposed to be in the defensive zone. We worked a lot on it during the week so it should help."
Tonight's game against Prince Albert kicks off a five game week and a half long home stand for the Warriors. Fioretti says this game can set the tone for the others. "We need a good start to the home stand, and the home stand is really important. A game at home is a lot better than a game on the road, so you have to win it."
Friday's game is their first of the season against Prince Albert, and Fioretti says even though the Raiders have made changes, they're not going in blind. "You got to know a little bit of what they do, but I think it's more playing our game better than they play their's."
"Just playing hard, getting pucks out, chipping pucks, and out working them is basically the main thing."
Join James Gallo, Derek Kletzel, and Marc Smith for all the action on Country 100. They're live from Mosaic Place with the Pregame Show at 6:40pm.
The Warriors weekend continues tomorrow when Swift Current's in town. Coming up next week they have games against Lethbridge (Tuesday), Edmonton (Friday), the home stand wraps up Thanksgiving Monday against Prince George (12pm puck drop).
Just a reminder that season ticket packages are available to be picked up. The mistake that was made when they were originally delivered has been corrected. Packages can be picked up at the Warriors admin office on the north side of Mosaic Place.