Saturday, February 11, 2012


Game Summary: Warriors at Rebels

The Warriors collected three wins and six points on this Central Division road trip. By defeating the Red Deer Rebels 8-5 on Saturday night at the Enmax Centrium, the club evened their road record (12-12-3) and also extended the winning streak to four. Justin Kirsch would score the game winner, his fourth on the season just before the end of the second period.

Photo by Cory Kerr

The second period, understatedly, was a wild one. The two teams combined for nine goals in the twenty minutes of play. It would be the Warriors who got the scoring started when Quinton Howden scored shorthanded and cut the Rebels lead to one. The Rebels would get the two goal lead back about half a minute later. The Warriors would then score three straight to take a 4-3 lead. Cam Braes on the powerplay, then James Henry got his 12th and Torrin White added his 9th to put the black and red ahead for the first time in the game. The back-and-forth scoring would continue as the two clubs would get one and give up one twice. The Rebels would tie the game and then Kendall McFaull would get the lead back with his 5th on the season. In less than a minute, the Rebels would tie the game once again. But with just 22 seconds left, Justin Kirsch scored his 18th on a nice set-up by Braes to give the Warriors the 6-5 lead after 40 minutes.

In the first period the Warriors found themselves in a two-goal deficit when the period ended. The two clubs had put 12 shots at the net. Former Warriors Deven Dubyk made 12 saves, Warriors starter Spencer Tremblay stopped 10 of 12 and a few of the 'huge' variety. The Warriors outshot the Rebels 41-31 and are 24-7-3-1 when they outshoot their opponent.

Henry, Howden, Justin Kirsch all had three point nights. Kirsch had two goals on the night; his second in the third was his ninth powerplay marker of the season. Kirsch has scored 16 goals in 33 games after being acquired by the Warriors in October. Andrew Johnson and Cam Braes were also multiple point scorers with two points in the game. Braes was named a star of the game in all three games on the road trip (two 3rd's and a 1st last night).

The Warriors have two games at home coming up this week. The first up are the Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday night. Then the Medicine Hat Tigers come to Mosaic in the first of a home-and-home set. Saturday is the return match with the Tigers at the Medicine Hat Arena game time is 830 p.m. CST

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Scoring Summary

1. R.D J. Hamilton, (5) (T. Elson, M. Dumba), 14:44

1. R.D B. Maxwell, (4) (K. Pochuk, S. Hak), 16:46 (PP)

2. M.J Q. Howden, (24), 6:32 (SH)

2. R.D C. Thiel , (1) (T. Ness, C. Robinson), 7:05

2. M.J C. Braes, (32) (J. Kirsch, J. Henry), 10:13 (PP)

2. M.J J. Henry, (12) (Q. Howden), 11:44

2. M.J T. White, (9) (T. Brown, T. Eberle), 15:34

2. R.D C. Inglis, (16), 17:09

2. M.J K. McFaull, (5) (A. Johnson), 18:04

2. R.D T. Elson, (20) (B. Maxwell, J. Hamilton), 18:54

Photo by Cory Kerr

2. M.J J. Kirsch, (18) (C. Braes, D. McIlrath), 19:38

3. M.J J. Kirsch, (19) (J. Henry, Q. Howden), 18:08 (PP)

3. M.J S. Fioretti, (16) (A. Johnson, E. Arnold), 18:41 (EN)

Three Stars of the game

1. M.J - 21 Quinton Howden

2. R.D - 19 Brooks Maxwell

3. M.J - 14 Cam Braes

PP 2-for-4 and the PK 1-for-2

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