There will be a Game 5 for the Moose Jaw WINMAR AAA Warriors, as they fell 3-2 to the Saskatoon Contacts on Thursday night.
Game 5 will go on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. at Merlis Belsher Place.
Zach Moore scored the game-winner on the powerplay six minutes into the third period for his seventh goal of these playoffs and third point of the game.
Connor Miller and Rhett Perrin were the goal scorers for the Warriors in the loss.
Ryan Bain made faced 41 shots and made 38 saves in the loss. Austin Woodley would be awarded the game’s first star with one assist.
The Warriors would get out to the early 1-0 lead in Thursday’s game.
Rhett Perrin would skate down the right-wing side and throw one on the net along the boards and it would squeak through the five-hole of Contacts’ starter Logan Edmonstone for the 1-0 lead.
Austin Woodley and Max Threinen would pick up assists on the goal.
Moose Jaw would take that 1-0 lead into the first intermission. Shots were 16-6 Saskatoon on the shot clock.
That 1-0 lead would hold up until about seven minutes left in the second period. Ronan Buckberger would throw the puck on the net and Zach Moore would tip it past Warriors’ starter Ryan Bain to tie the game 1-1.
Shots after 40 minutes were 31-19 for Saskatoon in a 1-1 hockey game.
The third period is when the game really started to open up for both teams.
Luke Korte would give the Contacts the 2-1 lead 1:44 into the third period. Korte would fly by the Warriors’ defenseman on the right wing and put it upstairs over Bain.
Just over a minute later, Moose Jaw would respond. Dylan Duzan would find Connor Miller on the far side of the net and he would one-time it past a sling Edmonstone to tie the game at 2-2.
Three minutes later Moose Jaw would take a penalty that would prove to be costly.
Zach Moore would get the cross-ice feed from Spencer Chestolowski and walk in on the right wing and rip it past Bain for the 3-2 lead.
Though Moose Jaw had their chances but could not beat Edmonstone and tie the game.
Saskatoon would hold on to the 3-2 win and force a Game 5 on Saturday afternoon.
The final shots on net were 41-32 for Saskatoon.
The do-or-die game for Moose Jaw will kick off at 4:00 p.m. at Merlis Belsher Place.