Warriors Beat Pats for Fifth Time This Season
The Moose Jaw Warriors used Valentine's Day to kick off a three game series against the rival Regina Pats.
Although the rivalry has long been one fraught with classic battles, Moose Jaw has really dominated it in 2018, winning each of the four times they have met.
Both teams had done some rebuilding since their last meeting, in preparation for the Memorial Cup. Regina is the host and therefore guaranteed a spot, while Moose Jaw is the top team in the WHL and is the odds-on favourite to qualify by winning the Ed Chynoweth Cup.
Well, you guessed it. Moose Jaw made it five straight.
Brandon Schuldhaus scored a slapper from the point in the sixth minute of period 1 to get the scoring started.
There was a moment there where it looked like the Pats might give the Warriors a run. They actually went up 2-1, off of goals from Cameron Hebig and Sam Steel; both assisted by Matt Bradley. But after that, the wheels fell off and the Warriors spent the rest of the game picking the inferior Pats apart.
Tanner Jeannot dangled a puck passed Pats goalie, Max Paddock, to even the score. Then the big banger Schuldhaus scored another one. Here's an interesting tidbit worth considering. Schuldhaus had only scored four goals in four seasons in the WHL. Now, here he is scoring numbers five and six as a Warrior, and in only 14 games. You can't tell me he doesn't like playing in Moose Jaw.
Schuldhaus even went and set up the next goal; Jayden Halbgewachs' fifty-second of the season. Then Halbgewachs and Brett Howden set Jeannot up for his second of the game. Halbgewachs and Jeannot connected for one more, late in the game and the final score was 6-3
Halbgewachs, who now has 53 goals, surpassed Curtis Brown's 94-95 51 goal season.
They play the Pats again on the Friday the 16th. This time at Mosaic Place.