The Moose Jaw Warriors continue to make franchise history as the team won their first Memorial Cup game 5-3 Tuesday night in a win-or-go-home game against the QMJHL champion Drummondville Voltigeurs. 

The game-winner was scored by Aiden Ziprick who picked up his second career goal, his first of the tournament, putting the Warriors ahead of Drummondville in the dying seconds of regulation time before Brayden Yager sealed the game with an empty net goal. 

“When [Aiden Ziprick] scored the goal it was pure celebration,” said Mark Abbey, who flew to Saginaw, Mich. to watch the Warriors compete in their first ever Memorial Cup

“I was right behind the Warrior bench, so I had the privilege of watching the bench celebrate, so it was quite the feeling of almost being involved with the bench.” 

Throughout the game the contingent of Warriors fans could be heard on radio and television as the “Go Warriors Go” chats echoed throughout the Dow Events Centre.

“There were quite a few more Warrior fans at this game compared to last night's or Friday's game, so a lot came down for this game. It's a good time and there was a lot of Warrior supporters.” 

The Warriors now have a couple days to prepare for the semi-final game. The Warriors will face the loser of Wednesday’s round-robin game between the London Knights and the Saginaw Sprit

Friday’s semi-final game can be heard on Country 100 with the Voice of the Warriors James Gallo starting at 5:10 p.m.