Friday, November 25, 2011
Warriors Look To Get Back On Track
With one win in their last five games, the Moose Jaw Warriors are east in Brandon tonight to open a home and home series against the Wheat Kings.
The tribe lost 5-2 Wednesday night to Calgary and 16 year old rookie Torrin White says with December right around the corner, this is there chance to get back on track.
"It'll be a real test for us coming into the Christmas break. I think if we get four points this weekend, we'll have a good run heading into next month."
After having a seven game winning streak earlier this month, the team has suffered two losses to Swift Current, one to Calgary, and one to Brandon in the last week.
White says despite the recent tough times the guys remain positive. "I think that's a key thing right now. All they guys are staying positive, all the veterans are handling it well for helping out us young guys because we're getting frustrated battling the puck. They're doing a great job helping us out and staying positive."
The last time the Warriors and Wheat Kings collided was last Sunday, Brandon erased a third period three goal deficit and went on to beat Moose Jaw 7-6 in overtime. White says they go into this weekend's home and home series well aware of the Wheat Kings fire power.
"Obviously they've got a really good first line that's really hard to play against. They battle hard every night and hang in there in the close games so you have to try and put them away early."
No doubt the tribe will be leaning on their veterans, but White says there are ways for the rookies to impact the game. "I'm kind of up and down in the lineup and all over the place. I think if I play with confidence and I can be a threat in the lineup."
"When we're on the bench we're talking all the time, we're keeping the guys positive, letting them know they're doing stuff right. Even though we're rookies we can still help them out like that," said White on how the rookies can supply a spark.
The Warriors and Wheat Kings open their weekend home and home series tonight in Brandon. Join James Gallo for all the action on Country 100, DiscoverMooseJaw.com, and mjwarriors.ca, coverage begins with the PreGame Show at 7:10pm.
Saturday night the series shifts to Moose Jaw, the PreGame Show is on the air at 6:40pm from Mosaic Place.
WHL Friday night schedule;
Moose Jaw v Brandon
Spokane v Portland
Vancouver v Prince Albert
Calgary v Saskatoon
Medicine Hat v Edmonton
Lethbridge v Red Deer
Victoria v Kamloops
Kootenay v Kelowna
Swift Current v Tri City
Regina v Everett
Prince George v Seattle