Monday, October 24, 2011

Warriors Back Home After Rough Road Trip

The Moose Jaw Warriors arrived back home early Sunday morning after completing a three game Central Division road trip.

The guys suffered three heartbreaking losses, falling to Edmonton, Red Deer, and Kootenay by one goal each night.

Despite the losses, blueliner Morgan Rielly says they have to remain positive. "It's tough, we have to keep positive. We have to keep working hard and keep with it. Keep chipping away and practicing hard everyday and looking to improve. That's a pretty tough road trip for us, but we have to keep going."

Rielly says they take some positives out of the negative results. "We worked hard, and kept pressing up until the last minute in all three games but couldn't close it out."

"That's a pretty character room, we just have to keep chipping away. There's a whole lot of character in the change room, and it's a pretty bright future if we could working hard."

The Warriors lost 2-1 in Edmonton last Wednesday to open the trip. Friday they overwhelmingly outshot Red Deer but lost 3-2. It wrapped up Saturday with a 2-1 loss to Kootenay.

Assistant coach Trevor Weisgerber says they produced chances, but just couldn't finish them. "We're getting lot's of pucks to the net, but we have to get more traffic and bang those pucks home. We had a couple of point blank chances in front of the net but just didn't bury them."

The team will use today and tomorrow to get ready for three East Division matchup's coming up later in the week.

Their three game in four night schedule starts Wednesday at Mosaic Place against Prince Albert, Friday they're back on the bus for a trip to Brandon, Saturday they return home for their first meeting of the season against Regina.

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