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Warriors Look to Finish Strong Road Trip with Win in Edmonton

January 24, 2022 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Moose Jaw Warriors News Release

After back-to-back wins in Red Deer and Calgary over the weekend, the Moose Jaw Warriors have momentum squarely on their side heading into Edmonton on Tuesday night.

"We're feeling good," Warriors forward Ryder Korczak said after the team's skate at Rogers Place on Monday. "We're on a three-game win streak and hopefully we can make it four."

The Warriors have lost just twice in regulation over their past ten games, which has helped put them in a tie for fourth place in the Eastern Conference with the Saskatoon Blades.

Moose Jaw will face a stiff test on Tuesday when they take on the Edmonton Oil Kings, who sit second in the Eastern Conference, 13 points ahead of the Warriors.

"When I was 17 in Moose Jaw, we were the underdogs against every team, so we're used to it and we're not going to take them lightly," Korczak said.

The Warriors have put together two strong games to open their three-game road trip to Alberta, beating the Rebels, 5-4, on Saturday and topping the Hitmen, 4-1, on Sunday.

Korczak said there's a lot to build off coming out of those two games.

"We're moving the puck well, our d-zone was pretty good as well and just generating shot on net that turned into goals," he said.

Jackson Unger made 24 saves in Saturday's win and Carl Tetachuk turned in a stellar 30-save performance on Sunday.

Korczak said the Warriors are confident in whichever goalie is between the pipes, any night.

"Both of them have been really good all season," he said. "Carl and Jack are a big part of our team and they're just doing their jobs."

Going into Tuesday, the Warriors are facing a deep Edmonton team that includes five members of Canada's World Junior team.

Matching their depth will be a key for Moose Jaw to coming away with two points.

"We've got a good four lines, our first to fourth line can score goals, so that's a real good thing to have on our team that can win," he said.

The Warriors are 1-1-0-1 against the Oil Kings in three meetings this season, including a 7-4 win in Moose Jaw for their last meeting on Dec. 28.

The last time that the Warriors were in Edmonton, they lost 7-4 on Dec. 4.

The two teams face-off at 8 p.m. Saskatchewan time on Tuesday night at Rogers Place.

Tune into all the action on Country 100 with Voice of the Warriors, James Gallo, starting with the Pre-Game Show at 7:40 p.m.

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