The first week of the preseason is in the rear view mirror and the team came away with some positives and some things to work on after a split of their two games against the Swift Current Legionnaires over the weekend.

“We’ve got a whole new core except for a couple of vets back, we played all the rookies on Friday night in the 6-0 win, the kids are working real hard and they’re eager to learn, so I’m looking forward to the season,” said Generals assistant coach Kevin Moore.

The Generals won 6-0 at home on Friday night and then lost 6-3 on Sunday in Swift Current.

Moore said that those two games gave them a good blueprint of where the team is at early in the development process leading into the regular season.

“Swift had a lot of vets dressed on Sunday, a little quicker tempo and on you a little quicker, so it was good, they know what they’re up against now,” said Moore.

“The speed and strength is up, every level you go up, it’s a little bit tougher and you’ve got to work a little harder, but they realize that and they’re eager to learn, they’re good kids.”

The number of returning players for the Generals doubled last week when 16-year-old defenceman Nolan Jones was re-assigned to the team after training camp and one preseason game with the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

The 2016 second round WHL Bantam Draft pick will provide a big boost to the Generals’ back-end after he posted six goals and 20 points in 41 games last season.

“He should be a real leader this year, put up points and show the kids how to play the right way,” said Moore. “Hopefully he cherishes it and doesn’t resent the fact that he got sent back and takes on being a leader.”

The Generals will return to the ice coming up on Sunday when they host the Regina Pat Canadians at Mosaic Place. Puck drops at 1:30 p.m.

More Sports News

Titan Comeback to Beat Broncos in OT

REGINA — Liam Murphy banged in a rebound in front 2:58 into overtime to lift the Acadie-Bathurst Titan to a 4-3 win over the Swift Current Broncos on Saturday at the 100th Memorial Cup. The loss for…

Midget Mustangs Dominate Weyburn Friday

The Moose Jaw Midget Mustangs rolled past the Weyburn Thrashers, 12-2, on Friday night at Crescent Point Place. Kael Nichols had four goals and seven points, Atley Calvert registered five goals and…

Pats Edge Bulldogs in Memorial Cup Opener

REGINA — Max Paddock didn't find out he was starting for the Regina Pats until the day before the start of the tournament, but he looked more than comfortable on the big stage on Friday night. The…

Another Ace at Lynbrook

The Lynbrook Golf Club was the site of another hole-in-one this week when Russ Ayrest sunk his first ever ace during a round on Wednesday afternoon. Ayrest was playing in a group with Jerry Folk and…

MJ’s Hendrickson Disappointed with U of R

A few weeks ago, the University of Regina announced that due to funding cutbacks that they would be cutting wrestling and men's volleyball from their athletic programs for next season. Moose Jaw's…

Track Athletes Battle Elements at City Final

A strong wind and rain falling throughout the day wasn't going to slow down the Moose Jaw high school track and field athletes on Thursday. The athletes braved the unfavourable weather to post some…

Pats Open Memorial Cup Against Hamilton

A 46-day wait is finally over for the Regina Pats. They will hit the ice on Friday night against the Hamilton Bulldogs for the opening game of the 100th Memorial Cup in the Queen City. "It's been a…

Bantam Mustangs Top Honeybadgers

Jake Williams' hat trick helped pace the Moose Jaw Bantam Mustangs to a 10-7 win over the Regina Honeybadgers on Thursday night at Mosaic Place. The win improves Moose Jaw’s record to 4-1-1 on the…

Canucks Rained Out Thursday

The Moose Jaw Canucks hit the field for an inning on Thursday night before their game against the Regina Pacers at Ross Wells Park had to be called. The game will be made-up at a later date. The…

Coaches Ready for Start of Memorial Cup

Four teams have one thing on the mind as the 100th Memorial Cup prepares to open up in Regina on Friday. The coaches of the Regina Pats, Swift Current Broncos, Hamilton Bulldogs and Acadie-Bathurst… is Moose Jaw's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide