Thursday, October 6, 2011

Warriors Calm Hurricanes

The Moose Jaw Warriors extended their winning streak to four games last night with a tight 3-2 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

The tribe came out strong, scoring first period goals from Kendall McFaull and Morgan Rielly.

Moose Jaw turnovers in the second were costly as they turned into a pair of goals for Hurricanes forward Brady Ramsay.

Tied at two in the third the teams battled back and forth. With Lethbridge on a power play at the mid way point, Brett Lyon created a turnover and rushed up the ice, eventually feeding Sean Aschim for the eventual game winner.

Aschim, Lyon, and Eric Arnold have developed good chemistry so far this season. Aschim says they're respective games compliment each other. "We work hard and get jobs done. When it comes down to put pucks in the net we're all willing to do it. It's obviously working and it's looking up from here."

Looking back to the first period, Aschim says that strong start was key. "The boys worked hard and kept battling. They came back to a 2-2 tie, but we just kept working and things worked out for us."

The Warriors have won four straight after dropping their home opener to Brandon, and assistant coach Mike Vandenberghe says they're improving every game.

"If you took the film from the first two games and compared to now, things are a lot different. We're breaking out under pressure a lot better, but it takes time."

The Warriors have today off to get ready for Friday's game against Edmonton. They'll have Saturday and Sunday off before taking on Prince George Monday (12pm) and Saskatoon Tuesday.

In other Warrior news...
The team found out before last night's game that they would be getting back 20 year old defenceman Collin Bowman. Bowman attended New York Rangers rookie and main camp before being re-assigned to their AHL affiliate in Hartford.

Bowman flew back to town late Wednesday night and could be in the lineup as early as Friday.

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