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Warriors offence explodes for seven goals against Ams

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The Moose Jaw Warriors scored early and often as they got goals from seven different players in a 7-0 win over the Tri City Americans Tuesday at Mosaic Place.

The action was fast and furious from the opening faceoff as both teams looked to establish a fast aggressive fore-check.

1:20 into the hockey game, Captain Josh Brook played the puck north up the ice from the Moose Jaw zone which sprung Daniil Stepanov and Tate Popple on an odd-man rush.

Stepanov came in on the right wing, faked a shot, and then set up Popple on the left wing where he scored his 4th of the season.

Just past the eight-minute mark, Dalton Hamaliuk created a turnover along the left neutral zone boards and quickly played the puck cross-ice on the right wing for Tristin Langan.

Langan burst in on his off wing and drove to the circle where he ripped a shot past goalie Beck Warm for his team-leading 13th goal.

Then with just over seven minutes remaining in the frame, the Warriors came up the ice in transition.

Langan led the rush on the left wing and then dropped the puck to a trailing Brayden Tracey who then set up Daemon Hunt streaking through the middle of the ice where he scored his 2nd of the season to make it 3-0.

Moose Jaw kept coming in the second period, 35 seconds into the frame they dug the puck off the Tri City left wall and then set up Jett Woo in the right circle where he scored his 2nd of the season.

Brayden Tracey made it 5-0 at 14:43 when he scored his 5th of on a wrap-around, they went up 6-0 at 17:30 when Josh Brook drove the Americans net and shot the puck with his stick between his legs for his 6th of the year.

Tri City battled throughout the third period but wasn’t able to get on the scoreboard, instead, the Warriors added a goal from Yegor Buyalski and went on to the one-sided win.

Tristin Langan led the offense with a goal and four points, Josh Brook and Brayden Tracey had a goal and three points each, and Brodan Salmond made 34 saves to record his first shutout as a Warrior.

The Warriors are off until the weekend when they’ll head to the Central Division for games against Lethbridge (Saturday) and Kootenay (Sunday).

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