Carnie's Comments


Their exciting season came to an abrupt end on Friday night.

The Moose Jaw Warriors ran into a big, fast and determined team in the Saginaw Spirit and lost the semi-final game at the Memorial Cup by a score of 7-1.

It's not exactly consolation but, the Spirit did go on to win the ultimate prize with a 4-3 win over the London Knights last night.

It strikes me today that each and every participant in the Memorial Cup can call themselves champions today.

London won the OHL title, Drummondville was tops in the Quebec league, and the Moose Jaw Warriors won their first ever WHL championship in what was the team's 40th anniversary season.

The list of things that have to happen for a major junior hockey club to win a championship is a long one.

Good management, a team of scouts who are committed and engaged, a coaching staff that can keep a group of teenagers focused while at the same time making it fun for the boys and support from the city they play in are some of the things on that list.

The Moose Jaw Warriors had it all and it all came together in one wonderful hockey season.

As an alumnus of this community-owned organization and now a season ticket holder, I'm walking proud today.

Thanks Warriors! That was a lot of fun. Whadya say we do it again soon?