Thursday, November 10, 2011
Warriors Open Busy Schedule In Regina
After having the last three days to rest up and practice, the Moose Jaw Warriors return to action with the first game of a three in three schedule.
The tribe heads into Regina tonight for the first game of a home and home series with the Pats, the series shifts to Moose Jaw Friday, Saturday the busy schedule concludes with their first trip of the regular season to Swift Current.
Three-in-three's can be difficult on a team physically and mentally, but Warriors forward Justin Kirsch says he doesn't mind them. "They're actually not that bad I think. I love playing every game every day but it does take it's toll on your body a little bit, but it's good, it's fun."
Justin Kirsch has five goals and seven points in four games with the tribe and has played a big role in the teams current season high five game winning streak. He says it's been the small details that has helped in success. "We're getting pucks in deep, trying to shoot the puck a little bit more. Everyone's just buying into the system."
Everyone in Moose Jaw and Regina always get's excitement when the two teams collide in a home and home series, and Kirsch says they're looking forward to renewing the rivalry. "We always getting up for these games playing against Regina, and we're excited to be playing tonight."
The Warriors beat the Pats 3-2 back on October 29th at Mosaic Place, which was their first meeting of the regular season. Just like back then, Kirsch says they're expecting two hard fought games.
"Obviously it's going to be a physical game, the guys are going to be battling hard and it's going to be good, it's going to be a lot of fun."
"Penalties are always a big thing, but if we can keep our cool and play our own game I think we'll be alright," Kirsch said in regards to staying disciplined.
Moose Jaw rolls into tonight riding a season high five game winning streak, while Regina is 3-2 in their last five.
We're live from the Brandt Centre with the PreGame Show at 6:40pm on Country 100. The back half of the home and home is tomorrow at Mosaic Place, and will be apart of the buildings grand opening celebrations. The Warriors close out a three in three schedule Saturday in Swift Current.
All three games can be heard on Country 100, as well as online at DiscoverMooseJaw.com and mjwarriors.ca, starting with the PreGame Show at 6:40pm all three nights.
Wednesday WHL scores;
Brandon 4 v 1 Prince Albert
Saskatoon 7 v 5 Swift Current
Tri City 5 v 4 Kootenay
Seattle 5 v 2 Lethbridge
Edmonton 1 v 4 Vancouver
Red Deer 6 v 4 Kelowna