After falling to Saskatoon in overtime on Tuesday, the Warriors return to action tonight at Mosaic Place for their second meeting of the season against the Swift Current Broncos.
In the Bridge City, the tribe went toe-to-toe with the Blades, scoring with 10 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. Rookie Tanner Eberle says they learned a valuable lesson that night. "We learned that it's never over. We were down a couple times in that game and we can came back and scored in the third period with 10 seconds left in the game. That was a pretty big confidence boost for us."
Eberle, along with his linemates Sam Fioretti and Torrin White have been catching the attention of many, and says tonight against the Broncos they'll once again be looking to make an impact.
"I'm kind of an energy guy, Sam and Torrin can put up points as well. It's kind of a three way combo, we're hoping to put up as many points as the first line."
Focusing on the Broncos, Eberle says there's area's in Swift's game that they need to be aware of going into tonight. "The Broncos did have a good power play against us in the pre season and in the first game we played them. We have to watch the cross ice passes as well," said Eberle.
The tribe posted a 7-4 win over the Broncos back on October 1st, that night White and Sean Aschim scored two goals each; Sam Fioretti had a goal and three points; Brett Lyon had a goal and two points; Morgan Rielly had two assists.
Broncos rookie Coda Gordon and veteran Taylor Vause had a goal and two points each.
Catch the Warriors and Broncos on Country 100, as well as online at DiscoverMooseJaw.com and mjwarriors.ca. James Gallo gets you ready for the opening draw with the PreGame Show at 6:40pm.
After tonight, the Warriors will be off until next Wednesday when they open a three game Alberta road trip in Edmonton.