Friday, February 17, 2012


Game Story: Tigers at Warriors

Photo by Stephen Simon
 The special teams were the story of Friday night's game between the Warriors and Tigers at Mosaic Place. Five of the six goals the Warriors scored in a 6-0 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers were on the powerplay. The Warriors powerplay scored the first five goals of the game and ended the night 5-for-8, while the home team's penalty killing was a perfect 6-for-6 on the night.

Quinton Howden continues to provide some offensive flare for his club this month. The Warriors left winger has only been held pointless in one game (against Calgary) this month. Howden scored his first powerplay goal just past the three minute mark of the first. The Florida Panthers first round pick scored his second powerplay goal at 13:34 of middle frame and the third goal of the game. The Howden goals tonight were his sixth and seventh on the powerplay this month. Cam Braes took a feed from James Henry then zipped a wrist shot pass Tigers' starter Kenny Cameron. Cameron got his second straight start as Tyler Bunz got another night off. Dallas Ehrhardt registered his third goal of the season and the Warriors fifth powerplay goal of the evening just before the midway point of the third. Eric Arnold finished off the scoring with the only even strength marker of the game.

Sam Fioretti had a powerplay goal, which came just as the first period was coming to an end, and also added an assist. Cam Braes had himself a three point night with a goal and two helpers. Dallas Ehrhardt had a goal and an assist. James Henry and Justin Kirsch tallied two helpers. Kenton Miller, Cody Beach, Dylan McIlrath and Travis Brown got on the scoresheet each with a single assist to round-out the scoring. Lost in all this scoring, Luke Siemens recorded his fourth shutout of the 2011-12 regular season. The Delta, B.C. native stopped all 22 shots sent his way.

The second and third periods saw the penalty box door get quite an extensive workout. In the middle frame 14 minutes of the 20 minutes of play saw one team with the man advantage. The game also had its' share of the tussles. Six fights and 12 major penalties were handed out in the third period.

Photo by Stephen Simon
 Saturday is the return match with the Tigers at the Medicine Hat Arena game time is 8:30 p.m. local. The Warriors travel an hour west to Swift Current for a matinee affair with the Broncos at 2 p.m. on Holiday Monday.

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1. M.J Q. Howden, (26) (J. Kirsch, K. Miller), 3:19 (PP)

1. M.J S. Fioretti, (17) (D. Ehrhardt, C. Beach), 19:03 (PP)

2. M.J Q. Howden, (27) (J. Henry, C. Braes), 6:26 (PP)

2. M.J C. Braes, (34) (J. Henry, J. Kirsch), 19:52 (PP)

3. M.J D. Ehrhardt, (3) (T. Brown, C. Braes), 9:36 (PP)

3. M.J E. Arnold, (11) (D. McIlrath, S. Fioretti), 11:07

Three Stars: 1 Howden 2 Braes 3 Henry

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