Friday, November 18, 2011

Warriors Open 3-in-3 In SC

After having the last six days off to heal from last week's 3-in-3, the Moose Jaw Warriors head to Swift Current tonight to open another 3-in-3 weekend.

Captain Kendall McFaull says having the last six days off to rest has helped going into a hectic weekend. "At the end of a 3-in-3 your always tired, but we've had a week to recover and recuperate. I know guys get banged up and bruised after it, so having a week off means a lot."

The captain explains what makes these weekends so tough. "I think just getting beat up every night. Sometimes you might notice up in the stands but every little bump and bruise counts and when you get to the third game you can feel it."

The last time the Warriors were action was last Saturday when the Broncos snapped their seven game winning streak. McFaull says they're going into tonight looking for a little bit of redemption.

"That game didn't go the way we wanted to. They came out hard and we didn't match it, tonight we have to. We didn't start off very well and that cost us in the end, because we put together a solid third period and it wasn't enough."

McFaull says they'll try and use their speed to throw the Broncos off, which may give them power play opportunities. "They have the best power play in the league right now and we need to keep them off the ice. If we're driving to the net and going hard we should draw penalties."

"They (Swift Current) chip pucks, they don't try to beat you 1-on-1. They chip pucks, make the defenceman turn and then they finish their checks, that's what we need to do to against them. We're a fast team, we're efficient when we're moving the puck quick."

Catch the Warriors and Broncos on Country 100,, and, coverage begins with the PreGame Show at 6:40pm.

Moose Jaw's back at Mosaic Place Saturday and Sunday for games against Medicine Hat and Brandon.

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