Moose Jaw Warriors

Warriors Continue Trek in Seattle on Saturday

March 2, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
Moose Jaw Warriors News Release

Kent, WA - The Moose Jaw Warriors will be looking to keep the pedal down heading into the accesso ShoWare Center on Saturday night.

The Warriors have won four straight games in the U.S. Division heading into a showdown with the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Moose Jaw is coming off a wild 8-7 shootout win over the Everett Silvertips on Friday night, which locked up a spot in the 2024 WHL Playoffs for the team.

Warriors forward Brayden Yager had two goals and four points in the win. He said it was a challenge for the team to ride the waves of momentum in that game.

"It was crazy, obviously the atmosphere was crazy, the fans were loud and all the switches in momentum, switches in the lead, we had two two-goal leads and we've got to find a way to keep those, but it was an intense game and definitely nice to come out with the win," Yager said.

Coming out of that game, Yager said the Warriors need to learn from the win.

"Once we get a lead, we've got to bare down and make sure we're managing pucks," he said.

The Warriors head into Seattle on Saturday for the penultimate game of their eight-game road trip, which has seen the team post a 4-2-0-0 record so far.

Moose Jaw won its only meeting with the WHL Champion Thunderbirds last season, winning 6-2 at the Moose Jaw Events Centre.

Both teams come in on winning streaks as Seattle has picked up wins in its last three games, including a 5-3 victory in Kamloops on Friday.

"We can learn a little bit from last night," Yager said. "Managing the puck was one thing, our coaches are pretty hard on us about that, we can't turn pucks over in the danger zone in between the blue lines and just playing simple."

The Warriors and Thunderbirds meet at 8:05 p.m. on Saturday night.

Following Saturday's game, the Warriors will travel to Wenatchee for their first ever game against the Wild on Sunday afternoon to close out the road trip.

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