WAR­RIORS IN AC­TION

Tribe fall 5-1 at home to Cal­gary, take 3-2 win over Pats in Regina

Moose Jaw Express.com - - Front Page - Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Ex­press

Af­ter see­ing their team pick up points in six straight games, it would have been easy for fans of the Moose Jaw War­riors to ex­pect more but at the Fri­day night game at Mo­saic Place against the Cal­gary Hit­men, there was a set­back.

The Hit­men played a sti­fling check­ing game in their own end and were op­por­tunis­tic on the at­tack as they went on to a 5-1 win on Oct. 19.

It didn’t take long for the War­riors to get back on track. They went into Regina the very next night and scored a pair of third pe­riod goals on their way to a 3-2 win over their arch-ri­val Pats.

The War­riors are now 5-3-2 on the sea­son and sit in eighth place in the East­ern Con­fer­ence, a point back of fifth-place Leth­bridge.

Cal­gary 5, War­riors 1

Alek Sukunda scored the first goal of his Western Hockey League ca­reer at the 11:31 mark of the third pe­riod, and that would be the only of­fence the Tribe would be able to cre­ate on the even­ing. Mark Kastelic had a pair of goals for Cal­gary, Jake Kryski, Cael Zim­mer­man and Josh Prokop also scored for the Hit­men. Bro­dan Sal­mond made 31 saves for the War­riors, who fired 30 at Cal­gary’s Carl Stankowski.

War­riors 3, Regina 2

Tris­tan Lan­gan scored the even­tual game-win­ner with 8:21 to go in the game and the War­riors held on for a key win over their East Divi­son ri­vals.

Ryan Peck­ford had tied the game ear­lier in the pe­riod; Tate Pop­ple had the other goal for the War­riors.

The Pats led 1-0 af­ter first on a goal from Austin Pratt while Jake Leschysyn scored for Regina in the se­cond.

Adam Evanoff had 31 saves for the War­riors in the win, Max Pad­dock made 22 stops for Regina.

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The Western Hockey League an­nounced the coach­ing staff and ros­ters for the 2018 CIBC Canada Rus­sia Se­ries ear­lier in the week, with the Moose Jaw War­riors look­ing to be well rep­re­sented in the an­nual all-star games.

War­riors head coach Tim Hunter was named bench boss of Team WHL, while Tribe cap­tain Josh Brook, de­fence­man Jett Woo and for­ward Justin Almeida were all se­lected to play in the con­test. The two games will take place on Nov. 5 in Kam­loops and Nov. 6 in Van­cou­ver.

The Cal­gary Hit­men did ev­ery­thing they could to keep the War­riors’ Ryan Peck­ford from scor­ing on this play, with Peck­ford draw­ing a penalty on the play.

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