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AAA Warriors pick up pair of weekend road wins

Moose Jaw downs Prince Albert 2-1, Beardy’s 6-1
For a team with a single veteran of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League in their line-up, the Moose Jaw Warriors sure seem to be finding ways to get things done.

This past weekend offered the latest example, as the Warriors took a 2-1 victory over the league-leading Prince Albert Mintos on Saturday before rolling to a 6-1 victory over the Beardy’s Blackhawks on Sunday.

The Warriors improved to 5-3-0-0 with the wins, moving into sixth place in the SMAAHL standings, two points out of third and four points out of first.

Warriors 2, Prince Albert 1

Connor McGrath’s goal 4:26 into the second period would stand as the game-winner as the Warriors picked up their most impressive victory of the season.

Evan Callaghan got Moose Jaw on the board only 1:32 into the game, and that lead would hold until Gabe Klassen scored for Prince Albert 2:41 into the second period.  

Dylan Ernst had a solid performance in goal for the Warriors, turning aside 38 shots, while his teammates fired 26 at the Mintos’ Spencer Welke.

Discipline was also a key factor in the game after being an issue for Moose Jaw in recent outings – the Tribe took only four minor penalties, none resulting in a Prince Albert goal.

Warriors 6, Beardy’s 1

Things were nowhere near as close the following afternoon, as the Warriors took a 2-0 lead out of the first period and led 5-0 through two on their way to the comfortable victory.

Ben Wourms-Rowe – the lone returning veteran on the team – had his best game of the season, scoring twice and adding two assists.

Ethan Peters and Chris Otterson each added a goal and an assist, while Atley Calvert and Lucius Schmidt both added single markers.

Cole Duppereault had the lone goal for Beardy’s.

Chase Coward turned aside 38 shots to earn the win, while Kris Johnson faced 44 shots for the Blackhawks.

The Warriors are back in action Wednesday when the travel to Notre Dame to face the Argos.