The Moose Jaw Warriors will look to take a stranglehold on Tuesday in their first-round playoff matchup against the Lethbridge Hurricanes, as the series switches to southern Alberta for Games 3 & 4. Moose Jaw was able to sweep the first two games at home over the weekend by scores of 2-1 and 5-1. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Enmax Centre and all the action can be found on Country 100.
A big reason for those two wins last weekend was 20-year-old netminder Connor Ungar, who on Monday, was awarded the WHL goaltender of the week. The Calgary product posted a 0.75 goals-against average and a .973 save percentage in those two wins. Ungar opened the playoffs with 50 saves in a 2-1 double-overtime win over the Hurricanes. He followed that up by stopping 21 of 22 shots in a 5-1 win in Game 2.
Elsewhere in the Western Hockey League, Regina will host the Blades tonight to try and take a 3-0 series lead in their first-round series.
The 3rd annual Epic Hockey Ice Melt Tournament will be taking over Moose Jaw this weekend. Just over 50 spring hockey teams from all over Saskatchewan and a few teams from Manitoba will embark on Canada’s Most Notorious City for the four-day tournament from April 6-9.
The tournament will feature both male and female divisions. In the boys' division, it will feature players born in 2015 (8-year-olds) all the way down to 2009 (14-year-olds). Also, there will be a 2011 (12-year-old) female gold and silver division.
The tournament will be played at the Moose Jaw Events Centre, the Pla-Mor Palaces’ Bert Hunt and Wally Boshuck Arenas, the Barkman Arena in Caronport, Red Knight Arena at 15-Wing Moose Jaw, and the Southland Co-op Centre in Assiniboia.
And the Toronto Blue Jay fell 9-5 to the Kansas City Royals on Monday, they will return to the field on Tuesday for Game 2 of the four-game set.
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