The Moose Jaw Warriors are riding high as they prepare to open the final week of the pre-Christmas WHL schedule.

The Warriors will host the Kelowna Rockets on Tuesday night at Mosaic Place while riding a five-game winning streak and sitting in first place in the WHL.

After putting together a perfect three-game Alberta road trip over the weekend, the Warriors are focused on keeping the pedal down over the next three games heading into the break.

“It’s a good mood whenever you’re winning, but we know that the hard work never stops and that’s the mindset that we’re going to carry until the break — you need to work hard to win games and that’s what we’re going to continue to do,” said forward Tanner Jeannot ahead of Tuesday’s meeting with the Rockets.

Jeannot said staying focused heading into the final stretch before the break is huge, “Everyone is in the same boat and it just comes down to the leadership in the room and making sure that everyone is focused in there… when we’re at the rink, it’s game time,” he said.

Kelowna has opened their six-game East Division road trip with a 7-5 win in Regina and a 7-4 loss to Brandon.

This will be the only meeting this season between the two teams, going into a game like this, Jeannot said they rely on their coaches to have them prepared.

“You don’t hear to much about those other teams in the further divisions, but we have really good coaches that do some really good scouting on the opposition, so they’ll have a good plan for us and we’ve just got to follow that,” said Jeannot.

The biggest key heading into the game for the Warriors will be making sure that they continue to play their game.

“We’re a good team and we want to dictate the play, especially at home, so we’re going to out there and play a fast game and hopefully it goes good for us,” said Jeannot.

The Warriors and Rockets square off at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night. The Pre-Game Show is on the air at 6:40 p.m. on Country 100.