The Moose Jaw Midget AA Warriors came up just short of the post-season thanks to a one-goal loss this past Saturday.

The local squad closed out their season on Thursday night, battling the Notre Dame Hounds to a 2-2 tie despite a short bench.

“We would have liked to make playoffs this year, we were close all the way through and just fell apart here near the end and fell back some spots,” said captain Dawson Kurz.

“I thought we played pretty good tonight, we only had two lines and we kept up with them. We were starting to get dead at the end of the second, but we hung in there and didn’t lose, finishing the year with a tie is better than nothing.”

The Warriors finished the year with a 10-20-6 record, which had them four points back of the Hounds for the final playoff spot. Moose Jaw needed a win against the Prairie Storm this past Saturday to keep their playoffs hopes alive, but came up just short, falling 5-4.

Kurz said despite falling short of the playoffs, the team is happy with the year that they had together.

“It was a good group, we had a lot of good guys in there and we came together pretty well and it showed on the ice, when we had our best games, we dominated out there and it was good,” said Kurz.

“At the start of the season, I didn’t know a lot of these guys, but we came together pretty well. We had three solid lines going and we all had great chemistry together, so it was great.”

On Thursday, the Warriors jumped out to an early lead thanks to a goal from Jeron Kletzel just 1:50 into the game. Josh Fitzpatrick extended that advantage to 2-0 with a power play goal just past the midway point of the first.

Notre Dame was able to get on the board before the end of the opening frame on a goal from Aidan Strangeway with 3:30 to go in the first.

The score remained 2-1 until early in the third period when Christian Adlys potted a power play goal for the Hounds to tie the game up at two a side.

The Hounds pressured hard for the rest of the third, but couldn’t beat goalie Zen Tucker for the go-ahead goal.

Tucker made 28 saves for Moose Jaw, while the Warriors fired just 14 shots on the Hounds’ net.

There was a boisterous crowd on hand for the game as was the case for the majority of home games for the Midget AA squad this season. Kurz said they made it fun coming to the rink for his final minor hockey season.

“They really make it a lot more fun to play in front of, it would have been nice to have had playoffs with these guys, would have been a lot of hype,” said Kurz.

“It was a great final year.”

There’s still a number of local minor hockey teams with playoffs hopes, or are just kicking off the post-season.

Coming up on Friday night, the Moose Jaw Bantam A Warriors will host the Indian Head Chiefs. Puck drops at 7:15 p.m. at the Bert Hunt Arena.

More Local Sports

Bearchell & Firth Win Lynbrook’s Victoria Day Tourney

The sun was shining for the annual Victoria Day Tournament at the Lynbrook Golf Club on Monday. A total of 48 men and 11 ladies teed it up for the annual holiday tournament here in Moose Jaw. On the…

Riders Preparing to Open Training Camp

It's almost time for the Saskatchewan Roughriders to return to the field. The Green and White will open their 2017 training camp at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon coming up on Sunday as they start to…

Prairie Hockey Academy to Host Golf Tourney

Royden Taylor was very involved in the hockey community in both Caronport and Moose Jaw, and now his legacy will live on. The Prairie Hockey Academy announced this week that they will be hosting the…

Point & Canada Fall to Sweden in Gold Medal SO

New York Rangers goalie Hendrik Lundqvist stopped all four shooters for Canada in the shootout to lift Sweden to gold at the 2017 IIHF World Championship in Cologne, Germany. Former Moose Jaw…

Local Gymnasts Win Provincial Titles

Gymtastiks of Moose Jaw sent eight athletes to the 2017 GymSask provincial championships in Saskatoon last weekend and they walked away with a pair of provincial titles and a number of medals.…

Millers Bringing In Five Canadians

Some rule changes in the Western Major Baseball League this season opened up some more Canadian players for the Moose Jaw Miller Express to recruit and they feel like the five players announced on…

Mallards Knock Off Blue Jays Thursday

Coming off a 6-6 tie against the Regina White Sox on Tuesday night, the Moose Jaw Mallards found their way back into the win column on Thursday. The Mallards went into Regina and downed the Blue…

Bantam Mustangs Sweep Thursday Games

Moose Jaw’s two bantam lacrosse teams had a successful trip to Weyburn on Thursday night. The White Mustangs opened the night with a 4-1 win over the Weyburn Thrashers 1, while the Red Mustangs…

Point & Canada Advance to Semifinals

Brayden Point and Team Canada had to work to get past co-host Germany in the quarterfinals of the 2017 IIHF World Championship on Thursday. Canada skated to a narrow 2-1 win in front of a sell-out…

Riders Sign Edem to Extension

The Saskatchewan Roughriders acquired national safety Mike Edem earlier this month and he’ll be sticking around with the Green and White for the next couple of seasons. Edem signed a contract…

Four Records Fall; Peacock Wins City Title

Quite a lot can change in only a couple of weeks. The Moose Jaw Invitational track and field meet at the start of May saw temperatures over 30 degrees and the athletes were battling off heat…

Canucks Keep Peddle to Metal; Down Argos

The Moose Jaw Canucks have only had to play a full game twice so far this season on their way to a 7-0 record in the Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League’s Midget AA Division. The Canucks won via the…

Chiefs Drop Tight Game to Regina

A good fight back from the Moose Jaw Chiefs came up just short on Wednesday night at Mosaic Place. The Chiefs fell 8-6 to the Regina Heat in a big game in the Prairie Gold Lacrosse League’s senior…

Peewee Mustangs Cruise Past Roughnecks

Fresh off their first loss of their season in the final of their home tournament, the Moose Jaw Peewee Mustangs bounced back in a big way on Wednesday night. The Mustangs rolled to a 13-1 win over…

Special Olympics Looking for Volunteers

Over 300 athletes will be descending on the Friendly City in just over a month for the 2017 Special Olympics Saskatchewan Summer Games. To help make the event a success, organizers are putting out…

Millers Add Five Colorado Players

There will be a bit of a Colorado flavour to the Moose Jaw Miller Express’ roster in 2017. The local Western Major Baseball League club announced the addition of five Colorado products on Tuesday,…

Canucks Improve to 6-0; Beat Pacers in Regina

The Moose Jaw Canucks won big again on Tuesday night in the Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League’s Midget AA Division. The Canucks rolled to a 15-5 win over the Regina Pacers, improving their record…

Point & Canada Advance to Quarters at Worlds

Brayden Point helped propel Team Canada into the quarterfinals at the 2017 IIHF World Championship on Tuesday. The former Moose Jaw Warriors captain and current Tampa Bay Lightning forward registered…

Local Basketball Teams Give Back on Mother’s Day

Developing their basketball skills is important for the Moose Jaw Thunder Basketball Club teams, but developing as people is a big part of the program as well. The Thunder’s under-15 and under-13…

Squirt Ice Capture Regina Tournament Title

The Moose Jaw Squirt ‘A’ Ice had a good weekend in the Queen City as they went undefeated on their way to capturing the Regina Minor Girls Fastball Season Kick-off Tournament. The Ice rolled through…

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Toddler Turf Time

23 June 2016 9:00 am - 23 June 2017 3:00 pm

YaraCentre, Moose Jaw





Native Prairie Appreciation Week - Youth Poster Contest

02 May 2017 12:00 am - 01 June 2017 12:00 pm

anywhere!





Spring Cheerleading!!

02 May 2017 5:00 pm - 25 May 2017 6:30 pm

Zion United Church Gym, Moose Jaw





Informed Choices Baby Bottle Campaign

05 May 2017 12:00 am - 19 June 2017 6:00 am

Informed Choices Pregnancy Center, Moose Jaw





Free Desert Night May 23rd.

05 May 2017 12:00 am - 24 May 2017 6:00 am

St. Joseph's Catholic Church Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw





TOPS Meeting St Andrews Church

23 May 2017 5:30 pm

St Andrews United Church, Moose Jaw





Tattoo Royale: Majesty in Motion

23 May 2017 7:00 pm - 24 May 2017 9:00 pm

Brandt Centre, Evraz PLace, Regina





Login