Warriors blank Broncos, pick up 40th win

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The Moose Jaw Warriors reached 40 wins on the season after blanking the Swift Current Broncos 6-0 in their regular-season finale Saturday at Mosaic Place.

In the first period, the Warriors outshot the Broncos 15-8 but the game remained scoreless.

40 seconds into the second period the Warriors got onto the scoreboard.

Luke Ormsby broke up a Bronco clearing attempt at the Swift Current left blueline and moved the puck down the wall to Carson Denomie.

The Regina product took the puck to the middle of the left circle and then ripped a shot over Riley Lamb, his 8th goal of the season gave Moose Jaw a 1-0 lead.

Moose Jaw went up by two while working on the power-play with under two minutes left in the period.

Jett Woo had the puck at the blueline and dished it off to Josh Brook in the right circle.  Brook then put a pass to the top of the Broncos crease where Tristin Langan knocked in his team-leading 52nd goal.

Six minutes into the third period, Tristin Langan fought the puck away from the Broncos on their end-boards and set up Justin Almeida on top of the Swift Current crease where he scored his 33rd of the season.

On the power-play with under four minutes left in the game, Tristin Langan scored his second of the game and 53rd of the season to put the Warriors up by four.

Inside the final minute of regulation, the Warriors added goals from Kjell Kjemhus and Daemon Hunt and went on to the one-sided 6-0 win.

Tristin Langan finished with two goals and three points, Justin Almeida had a goal and three points, Carson Denomie had a goal and two points, Jett Woo and Luke Ormsby picked up two assists each, and Brodan Salmond made 22 saves for his second shutout of the season.

Moose Jaw outshot the Broncos 45-22 and they were 2-for-3 on the power-play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill.

The Warriors finish the regular season in 3rd place in the East Division with a record of 40-20-6-2, they’ll now prepare to open the 2019 WHL Playoffs next weekend when they head to Saskatoon for Game’s 1 and 2 against the Blades.

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