Gen­er­als split pair at War­man Show­case

Moose Jaw Express.com - - Sports -

Both times the Moose Jaw Gen­er­als have lost to their north­ern ri­vals the Prince Al­bert Min­tos, through the first few weeks of the sea­son, they’ve been able to bounce back with wins. That in­cluded this past week­end where the Gen­er­als dropped a 4-1 de­ci­sion to Prince Al­bert at the War­man Show­case on Fri­day be­fore re­bound­ing with a 2-1 win over the Tis­dale Tro­jans Sun­day night.

The split gives the Gen­er­als a 2-2 record on the Saskatchewan Mid­get AAA Hockey League sea­son, with all four of those con­tests on the road.

“It’s go­ing al­right; P. A. seems to have our num­ber with both of our losses. For what­ever rea­son, we just weren’t at our best against them,” Ware­ham said. “The en­cour­ag­ing thing is we did have two bounce back games af­ter play­ing those guys.”

The Gen­er­als opened scor­ing against Prince Al­bert, with Cody Davis scor­ing only 30 sec­onds into the game, but that would be all the of­fence they could muster from there on in as the Min­tos scored twice in each of the next two pe­ri­ods.

Reece Hod­son made 38 saves in the loss.

Things were much bet­ter against Tis­dale, who came into the game un­de­feated in the sea­son.

Skyler Sang­ster scored the game-win­ning goal on the power play with 4:58 re­main­ing to se­cure the win, with Carey Levesque scor­ing their other goal in the sec­ond pe­riod.

“We com­peted ex­tremely hard, which was en­cour­ag­ing, and we found a way to win,” said Ware­ham. “It wasn’t the pret­ti­est of games, but the en­cour­ag­ing thing is we re­ally did com­pete and bat­tle and were able get enough to pull it off.”

Hod­son picked up the win with 36 saves.

See­ing the team have up and down re­sults through their first four games has been a touch sur­pris­ing to Ware­ham, given the amount of ex­pe­ri­ence the team has this sea­son.

“They seem ner­vous at times, but I think it’s be­cause they want it so bad af­ter what they went through last year,” Ware­ham said. “They put so much pres­sure on them­selves so we’re just try­ing to get them to re­lax and go play. But one thing you can al­ways con­trol is how hard you work and when they work they’re a pretty tough bunch to play against.”

The Gen­er­als were back in ac­tion Oct. 2 when they trav­elled to Notre Dame for their first meet­ing with the Hounds. No score was avail­able as of press time. Their first home game is Oct. 11 when they take on the Swift Cur­rent Le­gion­naires.

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