Jayden Halbgewachs admittedly hadn’t been playing his best over the past few weeks for the Moose Jaw Warriors.

The 19-year-old entered Saturday’s regular season finale with just two goals in his past 12 games and it looked as though his shot at the 50-goal mark had slipped away as he sat at 46 on the year.

That all changed in a heartbeat on Saturday as Halbgewachs put together a night for the ages, scoring four goals and finishing seven points in the Warriors’ 10-5 win over the Swift Current Broncos, giving him 50 goals and 101 points on the year.

“I absolutely didn’t expect that to happen,” said Halbgewachs. “I just went out there, played my game and I had a lot of support from my teammates, especially Brett Howden, he really wanted me to get that four goals and get that 50-goal mark.”

Halbgewachs, who was named co-Player of the Year for the Warriors before Saturday's game, became the 12th player in Warriors’ history to surpass the 50-goal mark in a season. Moose Jaw has had a player score 50 goals in back-to-back season now after going over 20 years without one.

The Emerald Park product scored his first of the night midway through the first period, but really turned it on in the third period when he scored three goals in a span of 7:13 to hit the 50-goal plateau.

When he scored number 50, Halbgewachs’ teammates on the ice and on the bench celebrated more than he did.

“That was something I’ve never witnessed before, it was just incredible, when I seen that last goal in, I just had chills,” said Captain Brett Howden, who had three goals and five points in the game as well.

“Coming into the game, we were all joking around with him, ‘You need four goals and six points to get to a 50 and 100,’ and deep down we know he’s capable of it, but what are the chances of that happening in a game these days and for him to come out and do that, it was history, it was unbelievable.”

Halbgewachs finished the season tied for third in the Western Hockey League and in fifth place in points.

Out of the top-five scorers in the league, Halbgewachs had the fewest power play points with 30 and of the five players that top 50 goals, he had the fewest on the power play with ten.

Hitting those milestones was huge for Halbgewachs, but he added that it was more important that him and the team found their stride again after losing five straight before Saturday.

“In the first period, getting that first goal was huge for myself, you want to finish off the year on a strong note and I wasn’t doing that, so coming into this game I wanted to have a positive start going into playoffs, and tonight I was able to do that and also the team,” said Halbgewachs.

“(Friday) we had a solid game, but were still pushing ourselves to be better and tonight we over did it and it showed on the ice, which is huge going into the playoffs and we’ll keep it rolling from here.”

The Warriors will host the Broncos for Games 1 and 2 of their first round playoff series coming up on Friday and Saturday at Mosaic Place. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday morning at 10 a.m.

More Local Sports

Warriors Roll Past Brandon Saturday

The Moose Jaw Warriors went into the Christmas break on a high note after scoring four goals in the second period and went onto beat the Brandon Wheat Kings, 7-4, at Mosaic Place. Brayden Burke led…

Howden Cracks Canada's World Junior Squad

Moose Jaw Warriors captain Brett Howden will be spending the holidays in Buffalo, N.Y. Howden was the named to the final roster for the Canadian junior team, which will take part in the 2018 IIHF…

Generals Fall to Legionnaires Friday

The Moose Jaw Generals lost their third straight game on Friday night, falling 3-1 to the Swift Current Legionnaires at the Credit Union Iplex. Skyler Sangster broke up the Legionnaires’ shutout with…

Warriors' Win Streak Snapped

For 12 straight games, the Moose Jaw Warriors were able to do whatever it took to pick up a point, but that wasn’t the case on Friday night. The Kamloops Blazers put together an impressive road game…

Rush Open Season Saturday in Toronto

After coming just short of a three-peat, the Saskatchewan Rush are out for redemption as they begin their 2017-18 National Lacrosse League season. The Rush will take on the Toronto Rock in their…

Charity Basketball Event Goes Saturday at Riverview

Local basketball players are teaming up to fight hunger in our city with the inaugural Hoops for Hunger charity basketball event coming up this weekend. The event is being hosted by the Moose Jaw…

Central Tops Assiniboia in Junior Basketball

The Central Cyclones went into Assiniboia on Thursday night and handed the Rockets a 52-38 loss in the Moose Jaw High School Junior Girls Basketball League. Quinn Barber led the way for the Cyclones…

Warriors Aim to Finish First Half Strong

The Moose Jaw Warriors lead the Western Hockey League with 26 wins and 150 goals for; they’re riding a six-game winning streak and have points in 12 straight games as they get set to close out their…

Howden Survives First Cut at WJ Camp

Moose Jaw Warriors captain Brett Howden made it through the first round of cuts at Hockey Canada’s World Junior Selection Camp on Thursday night. Team Canada announced that they cut six players after…

Riders’ 2018 Schedule Released

Earlier than ever before, we know who and when the Saskatchewan Roughriders will be playing in the 2018 season. The Canadian Football League released the schedule for the 2018 season on Thursday,…

Successful Weekend at Provincials for Local Bowlers

There’s some hardware coming back with three local bowlers from the YBC 4 Steps Singles provincial championships in Saskatoon this past weekend. The big winner was 10-year-old Matt Lazurko, who…

Burzan & Woo Invited to Top Prospects Game

Luka Burzan and Jett Woo have shared a lot of experiences so far in their young hockey careers from being drafted only two picks apart by the Moose Jaw Warriors to suiting up for Canada at a number…

Central, Cornerstone, Peacock & Vanier Win in Junior BBall

Four games hit the court on Wednesday night in the Moose Jaw High School Junior Basketball League and four different schools walked away with wins. * * * In the doubleheader at Vanier Collegiate, the…

Generals Blown Out by Hounds

The Moose Jaw Generals travelled to Wilcox on Wednesday night to face the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League’s top team and it didn’t go well for the young squad. The Generals lost 12-0 to the…

Wednesday’s Cash League Recap

The Original 16 Cash League was back on the pebbled ice for its weekly eight-game slate at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre on Wednesday night. Penny Barker and company continue to lead the pack as…

U Sports Top Canada to Open WJ Selection Camp

The Canadian National Junior Team’s offence didn’t get off to a great start, but their goaltending was on point on Wednesday night. In the first exhibition game of Hockey Canada’s World Junior…

Peacock Football Donates to Breast Cancer Awareness

Just like the pros, the Peacock Tornadoes football team spent the month of October sporting pink on their uniforms. It was all in the name of raising awareness about breast cancer and raising funds…

Five Unanswered Goals from Warriors Crashes Rockets

The Moose Jaw Warriors and Kelowna Rockets put on a display in speed on Tuesday night at Mosaic Place. Both teams pushed the pace throughout the game, but in the end, the Western Hockey League’s top…

Wins All Around in Tuesday’s Senior Basketball

All four schools that hit the court in the Moose Jaw High School Senior Basketball League walked away with a victory on Tuesday night. The Peacock Toilers and Central Cyclones split their first…

Tuesday’s Minor Hockey Recap

Two local minor hockey teams hit the road into the Queen City on Tuesday night for games in the Hockey Regina League. The Moose Jaw Bantam A Warriors suffered a 6-3 loss to the Regina Shamrocks at…

DiscoverMooseJaw.com is Moose Jaw's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Dance Party

16 December 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fraternal Order of Eagles, 561 Home St. W., Moose , Moose Jaw





Legion Cribbage

19 December 2017 1:30 pm

Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 59 Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw





St Andrews TOPS SK 2211

19 December 2017 5:30 pm

St Andrews United Church, Moose Jaw





Sultans of String present Christmas Caravan

19 December 2017 7:30 pm

Mae Wilson Theatre, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre 217 , Moose Jaw





TOPS SK 2149 Wednesday Weekly Meetings

20 December 2017 6:30 pm

Alliance Church, Moose Jaw





Legion Dart League

21 December 2017 7:30 pm

Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 59 Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw





Elks Meat Draw

22 December 2017 5:30 pm - 23 December 2017 7:00 pm

Legion lounge





Login