Friday, March 2, 2012


Game Preview: Warriors at Prince Albert Raiders
Entering the final nine games of the 2011-12 regular season the Warriors will play two-thirds of those games on the road. That starts tonight in Prince Albert.
The Warriors (39-17-5-2--85) travel north to take on a provincial rival the Prince Albert Raiders (20-37-3-3--46). On a two game winning streak, the Warriors will start the final three weeks of the regular season on the road. It is a face-off of first and sixth in the East Division. The last time these two clubs met was on Feb. 4th where the Warriors came away with a 7-2 victory. In five games this season, the Warriors hold a 4-1 games won advantage. The Warriors have outscored the Raiders 22-12 in the five games this season. Quinton Howden has eight points in four games against the Raiders. Rookie Eric Arnold has five points in five games against Prince Albert this season. Last season, the Warriors won five of the eight meetings.

Photo by Cory Kerr
The Warriors are 7-2-1 their last ten, collecting 15 of a possible 20 points. The Warriors have scored 224 goals this season and allowed 192. Moose Jaw Warriors have the 2nd most wins (27) on home ice in the WHL and a road record of 12-14-3-1. When leading after the first the Warriors are 21-1-2. That unblemished record was broken by the Hitmen Friday, Jan.13th. And when leading after forty minutes, they hold a record of 27-1-4. The one loss held by the Warriors when leading after 40 minutes was tarnished by the Pats on Dec. 9th, 2011. When the Warriors outshoot their opponent they have a 28-9-3-2 record. The Warriors have an 18-4-5-2 record in one goal games. In 21 Friday night games this season, the Warriors have won 12 and have scored 70 goals.

The Warriors have the seventh ranked power play (23.8%) scoring 68 goals with the man advantage. The club has the eighth best penalty kill (80.3%) in the league. The Moose Jaw Warriors have played in 13 overtime games, (tied) third most in the WHL, with Red Deer, Spokane and Kootenay. They have collected 19 points from games in extra time. The Warriors have nine players with 10 or more goals this season and three players with 20+ goals and two players hit the 30+ mark this campaign. The Warriors come in on a two game winning streak.

The final game in February saw the Warriors pick up another home win. A 5-1 victory over the Red Deer Rebels, gives the club their 27th win on home ice. Sam Fioretti had two goals (18th, 19th) for the club in the victory. In the start of back-to-back home games, the Moose Jaw Warriors won 5-2 over the Swift Current Broncos. Kenton Miller continued his torrent goal scoring pace with two more to reach the 30-goal plateau. It was an 8-2 loss on Friday night to the Regina Pats at the Brandt Centre. Cam Braes and Kendall McFaull scored for the Warriors. Luke Siemens and Spencer Tremblay played and each surrendered four goals. A 5-4 shootout loss earned the Warriors a point in a Holiday Monday match with the Broncos at the iPlex. Cam Braes, Quinton Howden and Kenton Miller took care of the scoring for the road team. Miller had two and an assist in the game.

Leading Scorers: Braes (73), Henry (64), Howden (60), Kirsch (47) and Cody Beach (47)

The Warriors return home tomorrow night to face the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The game time is set for 7 p.m. at Mosaic Place. Get your tickets,
Catch all of tonight's action with the voice of the Warriors James Gallo and tune in to Country100 FM.

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