Game Preview: Saskatoon Blades at the Moose Jaw Warriors
The Warriors will face the Blades for the seventh and final time this 2011-12 regular season. The Warriors hold a seven point lead in the East Division standings and will look to move ahead further in tonight's game. The two clubs will be looking to turn up the intensity as the playoffs draw near, thus making for a spirited game. The Warriors will be looking to avenge a 6-2 loss in their last meeting with the Blades on Feb. 3 in Saskatoon.
The Warriors (35-15-5-1--76 points) will battle the Saskatoon Blades (34-22-0-1--69 points) at Mosaic Place tonight. The Warriors lead the clash 3-1-1. On February 3rd, the Blades got a 6-2 victory at the Credit Union Centre. The fifth meeting of the season was a one goal victory for the Warriors. Quinton Howden scored and Kenton Miller notched the game winner for the Warriors, while Luke Siemens turned aside 29 of the 30 Blades shots. The Warriors are x-x against the Blades this season heading into this match-up. A midseason hook-up was Friday, Dec. 16th at the Credit Union Centre, the Warriors triumphed with a 4-2 win. The Warriors scored three straight after falling behind 2-1early in the second. The two previous match-ups were decided by one goal, a 3-2 Warriors win and a 4-3 OT victory for Saskatoon, respectively. Justin Kirsch, Sam Fioretti and rookie Carter Hansen have registered 3 points against the Blades this season. Kirsch had a hat trick on Nov. 4th, 2011 in his third game as a Warrior.