Sunday, February 5, 2012


Game Summary: Raiders at Warriors

Photo by Jeff Wallace

Another home win and a WHL career milestone were the story at Mosaic Saturday night. The Moose Jaw Warriors continued their winning ways on home ice defeating the Prince Albert Raiders 7-2 in front of over 3,900 fans.

A league leading 23rd win on home ice keeps the Warriors atop the East Division. And as much difficulty the road seems to give the club, there are right at home at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw.

Quinton Howden gave the home faithful plenty to get excited about. Not only with the hat trick he registered in tonight's game, but Howden achieved a career milestone. On the second goal of the night in the first period, Howden scored his 100 regular season goal in the WHL. Cody Beach, who will be the answer to future trivia question, set Howden up on the goal. The two first period goals helped the Warriors get off to a strong start in tonight's game.

The early part of the second was a bit of a different period in this story. The Raiders evened the game on a controversial (according to the crowd and the media) penalty shot by Mark McNeill. It was at that point the Warriors returned to the formidable play of the first period and scored five unanswered goals.

Photo by Jeff Wallace
Kenton Miller scored the game-winning goal just prior to the halfway point of the period to seal the game. Miller has been proving to be the game closer, not only because he has five GWG's on the season, but he had scored the three previous game winners in Warriors' victories.

Cody Beach, Cam Breas and Kenton Miller recorded multiple point nights (1G,1A) alongside Howden who contributed an assist in his four point effort. Spencer Tremblay appeared in 15 games this season and made 28 saves on 30 shots. The rookie netminder collected his fifth win this campaign tonight.

The Warriors now head out on the road for a three game stint through Alberta. The trip starts in Lethbridge where Cam Braes will play in front of his old crowd prior to the 2011 WHL trade deadline. The second game is in Calgary and the excursion finishes in Red Deer on Saturday.

The Warriors next home is Wednesday, February 15th and it's Men's Night. Get a steak and a beer at Champs when you purchase a ticket. Check out the poster on Facebook and Twitter. Catch all the action live on Prairie Mobile Warriors Hockey on Country 100FM with the voice of the Warriors James Gallo. Follow us on Facebook at

Scoring Summary
 1. M.J Q. Howden, (18) (C. Braes), 4:21 (PP)

1. M.J Q. Howden, (19) (C. Beach), 13:23

2. P.A M. Winther, (27) (J. Maylan, M. McNeill), 2:01 (PP)

2. P.A M. McNeill, (25) 5:21 (PS)

2. M.J K. Miller, (20) (T. Eberle), 9:57

2. M.J J. Henry, (10) (Q. Howden, E. Arnold), 15:57

3. M.J C. Beach, (12) (T. Brown, K. Miller), 7:29

3. M.J C. Braes, (30) (S. Fioretti), 15:57

3. M.J Q. Howden, (20) (J. Edmundson), 17:59

33 Tremblay, Spencer 2 60:00 30 28

35 Lee-Knight, Luke 7 60:00 35 28

Three Stars

1  Quinton Howden

2  Kenton Miller

3  Cam Braes

Jack Link's Hardest Working Warrior (HWW)  Justin Kirsch

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