Willms Solid as Warriors Shutout Lethbridge
The Moose Jaw Warriors were back on the ice at Mosaic Place on Friday, February 9th, where they were up against Lethbridge Hurricanes.
It's no secret that the Warriors are playing better than they have ever played before. They lead the league in points and had a five point lead on the second best Swift Current Broncos, who are one of very few teams thought to be able to compete with the Warriors. Things were looking rosy, if not a little frosty, in the Friendly City.
But the Lethbridge Hurricanes are no spring chickens. They came into the match with 56 points, sitting second in the Central division, behind only Medicine Hat, who just beat the Warriors a couple weeks ago. Certainly not a game to take lightly.
Vince Loschiavo scored his 15th marker of the season, off of a Tristan Langan pass, to go up 1-0 in the 8th minute. Then Brayden Burke put a zinger of a wrist shot passed Hurricane keeper, Logan Flodell. That was Burke's 26th goal. The first period ends. It was all Moose Jaw. They had a 2-0 lead and outshot Lethbridge 16-7.
The second period was a different story. Lethbridge went shot for shot with Moose Jaw. Brodie Willms made some tough saves early to keep the Hurricanes off the board. But ultimately, nobody scored. It was still 2-0 going into period 3.
Things didn't get much more exciting in the third.
Willms got the shut out on 20 shots.
Warriors 2 Hurricanes 0