Warriors power past Broncos

Keith Hershmiller

A three-goal second period lifted the Moose Jaw Warriors to a 6-2 win over the Swift Current Broncos Friday at the Subway WHL Hub in Regina.

Moose Jaw had a great start to the game, they were tight in their zone and then fast coming up the ice on the attack.  Their forecheck was relentless inside the Broncos zone which led to plenty of quality scoring chances.

At 10:57, Atley Calvert and Riley Krane teamed up to break up a Broncos pass to the neutral zone.  Calvert then lifted the puck inside the right circle to Ryder Korczak who drove to the Swift Current net and scored his second goal of the season.

Swift Current landed on the power-play not long after the Warriors’ goal, and they used that to attack the Moose Jaw net.  They did not score but they kept attacking and outshot Moose Jaw 11-6 in the period, but the Warriors took the one-goal lead into the first intermission.

Moose Jaw stuck with their game plan in the second period and was able to outshoot the Broncos 13-4 in the period.

Swift Current tied the game at 8:26 when a Jordan Borysiuk shot from the high slot beat Brett Mirwald.

However, 11 seconds later, Calder Anderson created a turnover in the Swift Current zone.  He got a shot away that went off the right pad of Isaac Poulter and the rebound went right to Riley Krane who scored his second of the season to put Moose Jaw back on top.

At 12:57, the Warriors controlled the puck inside their zone at the tail end of a penalty kill.

Riley Niven came out of the penalty box and then took the pass in the neutral zone.  He was not able to drive the net as he was forced to the Broncos left boards, however, he made a nice pass to Logan Doust on top of the Swift Current crease where he scored his first of the season.

On the power-play at 16:16, Ryder Korczak stepped inside the Broncos right circle and was able to put a shot past the blocker of Poulter, his second of the game gave Moose Jaw a 4-1 lead after two periods.

Swift Current got themselves into penalty problems in the first half of the third period and the Warriors made them pay, as Eric Alarie scored a five-on-three power-play goal at 8:56.

Moose Jaw added to their lead at 13:22 when Daemon Hunt scored his sixth of the season.  Swift Current picked up a late power-play goal from Josh Davies.

Ryder Korczak finished with two goals and three points, Riley Krane and Daemon Hunt had a goal and three points each, and Denton Mateychuk picked up two assists.

Moose Jaw was 2-for-5 on the power-play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill.

The busy weekend continues Saturday for the Warriors when they battle the Saskatoon Blades for the third time this season.

Catch all the action from the Subway WHL Hub on Country 100 starting with the PreGame Show at 7:40 pm.

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