Busy Weekend for the Moose Jaw Warriors
(Picture - Brett Howden)
Your Moose Jaw Warriors were pretty busy this weekend. They played three games in three nights.
Although the results could certainly have been better, they were still pretty damn good.
The leagues most productive defenceman, and latest Warriors addition, Kale Clague made his team debut on Friday night against the lowly Edmonton Oil Kings at Mosaic Place. Clague had an assist on the game-winning goal; but it was the line-up of Jayden Halbgewachs, Brett Howden and Ryan Peckford that made the real difference in the 8-2 drubbing. Both Halbgewachs and Howden scored hat-tricks, each putting up five points. Peckford had three assists.
On Saturday, the team travelled to Prince Albert, where they met up with one of the few teams in the WHL that has given them problems this year. The Raiders.
Howden and Brayden Burke has two helpers each, from goals by Peckford, Jett Woo and Thomas Almeida. But they were eventually out-played, losing 4-3. For the Raiders, Jordy Stallard and Curtis Miske had three points a piece.
The Warriors were back in Moose Jaw for an afternoon game on Sunday, against the Medicine Hat Tigers.
The big guy struck early, hulking D man Brandon Schuldhaus, a recent acquisition from the Red Deer Rebels scored a rare goal, his first goal as a Warrior and on the season. And then the big moose went and did it again in the second period. Two goals on the night for the big moose.
It wasn't easy; and it took overtime to do it, but the Warriors squeaked out a tight 5-4 victory when Kale Clague and Jayden Halbgewachs set Brett Howden up for the winner.
Another three points each for Howden and Halby; plus two more for Ryan Peckford. But big Schuldhaus got the first star; and the Warriors finished the weekend 2 and 1.
Moose Jaw is off for the week now. They don't play again until Friday, in Regina, against Sam Steel and the Pats.