Mahura Blasts Warriors
Standing room only as over 4,600 fans were at Mosaic Place.
Game two of a three game series against the Regina Pats saw the return of some familiar faces for the Warriors. Both Jett Woo and Barrett Sheen were back on the ice; and Barrett Sheen wasted no time doing what he does best. He went toe-to-toe with Bryce Platt. Sheen, for those who don't know, leads the league in Penalty Minutes.
Brayden Burke, the team's leading point scorer, was a late scratch, and it was clear the team felt his absence.
Jayden Halbgewachs scored his 54th early in the first. That levels him up with Trevor Jobe's 54 goal season in '86-'87, on the all-time single season scoring chart. The goal was assisted by Brett Howden and Tanner Jeannot.
But period two belonged to the Pats. Nick Henry scored less than a minute in and Jesse Gabriel added another in the 11th minute.
The crowd erupted when Vince Loschiavo evened the game late in the 2nd. Howden got another assist on the goal. Kale Clague also got an assist.
Period 3 was all Josh Mahura. Early on he set up an Emil Oskanen goal to take the lead. Then he scored two of his own.
Justin Almeida scored a late goal, but 5-3 was a close as it got. The Warriors suffered their first loss to the Pats all season. Mahura was the first star.
In other nasty Warriors news, the Swift Current Broncos won again. That means the Warriors now only have a three point lead over them for the top spot in the league.
They play Regina again on Sunday, this time in Regina.