Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wait For Warrior Action Continues

As the layover between Moose Jaw Warrior games continues, the guys have been busy at Mosaic Place getting ready for the days ahead.

The tribe had some fun on the ice Tuesday with an intrasquad game, Dylan McIlrath says the old vets scored late to pull off the win.

"We came out to an early lead then the youngsters had the energy in the end. We got it back in the shootout with a couple of our skilled defencemen making the moves."

After having some fun yesterday, McIlrath says they'll put the smiles away today and get back to work as the prepare for the weekend.

"We have to put the work in, we've had a long week off. We did our lines Monday, but hockey is about fun and it just shows that we can do that and now get ready for the weekend."

Moose Jaw has points in four out of their last five games and are coming off of a 4-1 win over Kelowna last Saturday. McIlrath says the win was great for the team, and was good for himself as he was strong along the blueline and had a great tilt with the Rocket's Mitchell Chapman.

"It's been an up and down season so far with injuries, but that's the game I need to play to help the team be successful. That's the role I'll keep playing moving forward."

The Warriors go into their final games before the Christmas break in top spot in the WHL's East Division, two points up on Brandon and three up on Saskatoon.

Their weekend starts Friday night on the road with a battle against the Blades, McIlrath says they're not looking towards the break as they realize the importance of picking up points on the weekend.

"These points are so crucial in division games, they're (Blades) are right on our tails. It's the first time I've been in first place in a while, so I'd like to stay there for a while."

Catch the Warriors and Blades from Credit Union Centre Friday night on Country 100,, and, coverage begins with the PreGame Show at 6:45pm.

Moose Jaw closes out their pre-Christmas schedule Saturday night with their only meeting of the season against former coach Dave Hunchak and the Kamloops Blazers.

Tuesday WHL scores;
Kelowna 3 v 5 Brandon
Kamloops 2 v 5 Prince Albert
Red Deer 4 v 2 Kootenay
Vancouver 0 v 3 Seattle

Wednesday WHL schedule;
Kelowna v Regina
Kamloops v Saskatoon
Victoria v Edmonton
Calgary v Lethbridge
Red Deer v Medicine Hat
Everett v Spokane

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