Monday, November 14, 2011

Recapping Warriors Busy Weekend

The Moose Jaw Warriors head back to Mosaic Place later today after taking Sunday off to rest after completing a three in three schedule last week.

The tribe swept Regina in a home and home series, starting with a 3-1 win Thursday in the Queen City. The next night at Mosaic Place, the tribe pulled out a 3-2 overtime win in the rematch. Their seven game winning streak was snapped Saturday with a 3-2 loss in Swift Current.

The Warriors fell behind 1-0 after one to the Broncos, and trailed 3-0 midway thru the second. Quinton Howden scored once in the second and another in the third to pull the team to within one, but they weren't able to pull off a come from behind win.

Warriors Assistant Coach Trevor Weisgerber says they got off to a rough start and weren't able to recover until it was to late. "No excuses, we definitely came out and didn't put the pressure on. Give them (the Broncos) credit, they played a good game and we were on our heals for the first forty."

Weisgerber says the game against the Broncos was a reminder to everyone about the importance of playing the full sixty minutes. "The guys picked it up in the third but it was a little to late. Obviously you play like that in the first two periods and the outcome could have been different. That's the way it goes when you're on your heals for forty minutes."

The team captured four of of six points during their busy schedule, and Weisgerber says for the majority of the three in three the players rose to the occasion. "We obviously came into this weekend hoping to win all three, that's our goal every night is to win every game."

"The only disappoint part was the first forty minutes of Saturday, the rest of the weekend was a success. We played seven good periods, but it's the two we didn't play that good that ended up costing us two points," added Weisgerber.

The Warriors are now off until the weekend when they have another three in three, the first game is Friday back in Swift Current, and Weisgerber says the players are looking forward to the rematch.

"We want to get two points out of here next weekend that's for sure. It's always a tough battle when we come here (Swift Current), and I'm sure the guys will be ready to go Friday."

Sunday WHL scores...
Lethbridge 2 v 6 Calgary
Saskatoon 2 v 1 Kootenay
Prince George 3 v 4 Vancouver, shootout
Red Deer 3 v 4 Victoria, shootout

In other news...
The Subway Super Series picks up again tonight in Ontario. Team OHL beat Russia last week, however, the Russians still lead the series 2-1 after sweeping games against the QMJHL.

It comes to Saskatchewan this week for games in Regina and Moose Jaw Wednesday and Thursday. Warriors Dylan McIlrath, Quinton Howden, and Cody Beach will suit up for team WHL Thursday at Mosaic Place.

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