Warriors fall in tight game in Alberta

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The Moose Jaw Warriors had their chances throughout Saturday’s game but weren’t able to convert and fell 3-0 to Medicine Hat in Irvine, AB.

Both teams made adjustments coming out of Friday’s game at Mosaic Place.

In Moose Jaw the night before, the team’s raced up the ice looking to create scoring opportunities however on Saturday in the opening period both teams were able to play a tight frame which limited the quality chances on goaltenders and led to a scoreless tie going to the first intermission.

The second period saw the teams open up a little bit as they both were able to generate chances but the goalies kept the game scoreless after two periods.

At 3:55 of the third period the Tigers got on the board when a Warriors turnover at the Medicine Hat blueline led to a Gary Haden breakaway that he converted on.

The Tigers increased their lead at the midway point when Josh Williams jumped on a loose puck in the Medicine Hat zone and led a shorthanded rush up the ice and he was able to sneak a shot past Brodan Salmond.

Medicine Hat added an empty net goal from Dawson Heathcote inside the final two minutes of regulation to put the game away.

Moose Jaw was 0-for-5 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.  Brodan Salmond made 38 saves in the loss.

The Warriors preseason record sits at 2-2-0 they’ll close out their exhibition schedule next weekend with a pair of games against the Brandon Wheat Kings.  Friday they guys will head to Manitoba and then they’ll return to Mosaic Place Sunday, September 16th for a matinee game that starts at 4pm.

Next Friday will mark the return of Warriors Hockey on Country 100, catch the pregame show from Brandon starting at 6:25pm.

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