A three game in four day road trip to the Central Division awaits the Moose Jaw Warriors this week.
The guys will skate this morning, then load up the bus for their first overnight trip of the season. Forward Sean Aschim says the team has been looking forward to the trip. "It's going to be good for the boys to get together. When you're on the road it's just you and the boys, it's going to be good for team building and getting to know each other a little bit better. It's going to be a lot of fun."
Players and coaches always say that these type of trips are good at bringing the guys closer together, Aschim explains why.
"You spend a lot of time on the bus together. You're not just going to sit around and keep to yourself, you're going to get to know the guys. You're going to have a little bit of fun picking on each other a little bit. It's just great to be with the boys and having a good time out there."
The three game in four day road trip starts tomorrow in Edmonton, and Aschim says after the Oil Kings handed them a loss in their barn earlier this month, they'll try to return the favour.
"I think that was a game that could have gone either way. It's going to come down to out working them. I'm happy to go out there and play in Edmonton, it's quit the rink to play in, it's going to be a lot of fun."
The Oil Kings beat the tribe 3-1 October 7th in Mosaic Place, Aschim feels that they need to be sharp. "They're a really good skating team, I think we're going to have to make their defenceman turn and go get pucks. We're going to have to play good defensively, keep working, and stay disciplined."
Join James Gallo Wednesday night, the PreGame Show is live from Rexall Place at 6:40pm.
The road trip continues Friday with a stop in Red Deer, it wraps up Saturday with a stop in Cranbrook, BC to take on the Kootenay Ice.