Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Warriors Look To Chop Down Giants
The Moose Jaw Warriors and Vancouver Giants lock horns tonight at Mosaic Place in their only meeting of the season.
The tribe is 3-1-1 against the Giants over the last five years, posting a 2-0 record in Moose Jaw during that time.
Brett Lyon came to the Warriors from Vancouver last year while they were travelling thru the BC Division. The gritty forward says he’s been anxiously awaiting his only chance to battle his former team.
"It's going to be good to be able to play against some old friends out there, and it should be a good game."
Lyon says Moose Jaw's depth will be key as they try to slow down the Giants who are making their way thru the East Division. "It's very important. Obviously you want to see everyone doing well and playing well, especially against a team like Vancouver."
Lyon says that they have to battle hard to slow down Giants leading scorer Brendan Gallagher, who received an invite to Canada's World Junior Selection camp Monday.
"He's got a lot of drive, he pushes himself everyday. On the ice he'll always go hard to the net, he's a smaller guy but he doesn't let that phase him, he's a pretty gritty kid."
Lyon says going into tonight they have to be the team to set the tone of the game. "It's going to be huge setting the tone early and playing not our game, not allowing them to dictate the pace."
"Could be a little bit of everything, could be anything from a hit to playing inside the offensive zone. If we get a couple lines running in the offensive zone and nothing's happening in your zone, things are feeling pretty good on the bench."
The Warriors are coming off of back to back wins over Brandon last weekend and have points in three out of their last four games. Catch all the action on Country 100, DiscoverMooseJaw.com, and mjwarriors.ca. James Gallo, Derek Kletzel, and Marc Smith are live from Mosaic Place with the PreGame Show at 6:40pm.
Coming up tomorrow the Warriors midweek schedule continues with their first trip of the season north to Prince Albert.
Tuesday WHL schedule;
Vancouver v Moose Jaw
Spokane v Edmonton
Red Deer v Lethbridge
Swift Current v Seattle
Kamloops v Victoria