Six minutes. 

That’s how long it took the Warriors to sell out on almost 2000 online tickets. 

“We had some held in the back end for the line at the box office,” said Jaret Schneider, director of business operations with the Moose Jaw Warriors. 

“Standing room as well went in about 20 minutes,” he added. “Tickets for the Western Hockey League Championship Series are going faster than we could have even imagined.” 

Games 3 and 4 of the WHL Championship Series between the Moose Jaw Warriors and the Portland Winterhawks are happening on Tuesday and Wednesday. If the Warriors lose one of the games, it will force a Game 5 in Moose Jaw. In that eventuality, Schneider said tickets will go on sale later this week. 

Merchandise has also been flying off the shelves at the Crushed Can Retail Store. “We’ve seen everything from shirts, hats, sweaters, jerseys – you name it, everything’s been going like crazy.” 

Schneider said that while jerseys are sold out, they are expecting a shipment of shirts, sweaters, and hats.  

Things are looking up for the franchise after a difficult few years during the years following the pandemic. “We’ve had six straight sellouts at the Moose Jaw Events Centre- this week is going to be seven and eight, and possibly nine on Friday.” 

“It’s definitely been a rollercoaster the last couple of years, but it’s great to see live entertainment back, and people really enjoying it, and coming out and supporting it.” 

Puck drop for all games at the Moose Jaw Events Centre will be at 8 p.m. The Warriors currently have a 2-0 record in the best-of-seven series.