Complacency is something that Moose Jaw Warriors are hoping to avoid this season and this week is a good chance for them to start that.

Coming off a 6-3 win over the Calgary Hitmen last Saturday, the Warriors open a three games in four nights homestand on Wednesday night when the Vancouver Giants make their first trip to Mosaic Place in two years.

This will be the only meeting of the season between Moose Jaw and Vancouver, who lost 8-3 on Tuesday in Brandon.

Heading into Wednesday's showdown, the Warriors are focused on improving on their effort from Saturday.

“We need to compete and work hard because that's the one thing that you can control is just how hard you work all the time,” said rookie forward Ryan Bowen. “The score will take care of itself, Sawsy (Zach Sawchenko) is a real good goalie, he'll take care of us back there and we've just got to look forward to putting the puck in the net.”

Scoring isn't something that the Warriors have had a problem with this season, especially last Saturday when they were clicking on all cylinders in the win over the Hitmen. The key is now to do that in consecutive games and keep it rolling.

“We can't be complacent and feeling alright that we've won a game, it's just the third game of the year,” said 20-year-old defenceman Tanner Faith. “We've got to keep building from here and get ready for these games.”

After having just one game last week, the Warriors have a busy stretch this week, starting with Wednesday's meeting with Vancouver. Edmonton comes to town on Friday and then Kootenay makes an appearance at Mosaic Place on Saturday.

The Warriors are looking forward to getting into a groove.

“It's nice to have a few games in a row here and get into a game mentality,” said Faith. “It's hard coming into game after a full week of practice, obviously you want to practice like you play, but it's not the same thing. We're excited to play a few more games.”

There's some confidence around the team, but they know that this isn't a finished product by any means with still plenty of work left to do.

Bowen said the team is really starting to come together however and that should help them to continue improving.

“We're blending, practices are getting longer, we're getting use to each other and each style of game,” said Bowen. “It's just got to continue and we'll grow as a team and only get better.”

Going against the Giants on Wednesday, the focus remains on the work ethic for the Tribe.

“We've just got to have a good work ethic, in the last couple of games, we've failed ourselves in the work category,” said Faith. “We've got to work a little harder, back check and I think we'll do fine.”

The Warriors and Giants hit the ice at Mosaic Place at 7:00pm on Wednesday night. You can catch all the action live on Country 100 with Western Nissan Warriors Hockey, starting with the Pre-Game Show at 6:40pm.

Shynkaruk Remains Out... The Warriors have avoided the injury bug so far this season, but forward Jesse Shynkaruk will be out of the lineup on Wednesday as he serves the second game of his three-game suspension. The 19-year-old will be eligible to return to the lineup on Saturday against Kootenay.