The Moose Jaw Peewee AA Warriors dropped a pair of home games over the weekend in the South Saskatchewan Minor Hockey League.
Moose Jaw welcomed in the second place Yorkton Terriers for a two-game set at the Bert Hunt Arena. Yorkton skated to a 5-2 win on Saturday and then followed it up with a 10-0 win over Moose Jaw on Sunday.
Sunday’s game was one where the score didn’t indicate the play on both sides as Yorkton led just 1-0 after one, but they exploded for four goals in the second and pulled away with five in the third.
“We played okay, we could have played way better and should have had a few goals, but the bounces just didn’t go our way,” said Calvert. “We played good at times, but we just need to figure out how to play a full 60 minutes.”
On Saturday, Yorkton led 1-0 after one and 3-0 after two, but Caleb Newkirk scored just over minutes into the third to get the Warriors back into the game.
The Terriers got some more separation with two goals just 15 seconds apart later in the frame, and Liam Fitzpatrick scored late for the Warriors to finish off the loss.
The Warriors sit at 3-8-0 on the year after the two losses. Their last four games have been against Weyburn and Yorkton, who have one loss combined between the two teams.
“We all get along and that’s a good thing,” said Calvert. “We’re hoping to score some more goals and win some more games (in the second half of the season).”
Moose Jaw is off until next weekend when they head to Melville for a pair of games against the Millionaires.
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The Peewee A Warriors added another win to their total on Saturday as they travelled to Bethune and rolled to a 10-4 win over the Lumsden Lions.
Jacob Michelson picked up four assists to lead the Warriors’ offence in the win, while Mac Simpson had a goal and three points.
Trehav McMorris, Jasmine Kohl, Chance Cole and Aiden MacDonald all found the back of the net twice each.
MacDonald opened the scoring for Moose Jaw just 19 seconds into the game, but Lumsden took a 3-1 lead before the game was 10 minutes old with three goals over a 5:19 span.
The Warriors fought back though, starting with Cole’s first of the game with 3:58 remaining in the opening period. Kohl then potted two goals in a 13-second span in the final minute of the first to make it 4-3 for Moose Jaw after one.
McMorris scored back-to-back goals in the second to make it 6-3, followed by Nolan Kearns, MacDonald, Cole and Simpson all scoring over the final 4:19 of the second to make it 10-3 heading into the third.
The win improves Moose Jaw’s record to a league-best 8-2-0 in the Hockey Regina League. They host the Regina Cougars on Friday and then head to Regina to face the Bisons on Sunday this weekend.
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A three-goal second period helped lead the Moose Jaw Peewee Mavericks to a 5-4 upset win over the second place Southwest Cyclones in the South Saskatchewan Female Hockey League on Friday night at the Kinsmen Arena.
Brooklyn Nimegeers powered the Mavericks with three goals and four points in the win, while Sadie Hughes scored the game-winning goal and finished with two points.
The Cyclones led 2-1 after one, but Nimegeers scored twice just over a minute apart to tie the game late in the second period. Jesse Mielke gave Moose Jaw their first lead with 5:33 to go in the second.
Hughes gave the Mavericks some much needed insurance early in the third as Southwest scored later in the period to make it a one-goal game again, but Moose Jaw held on after that.
Schay Camphaug turned away 30 shots in goal for the win.
The Mavericks are now 2-5-2 on the year. They’re back on the ice on Monday night against the Wood River Ice Cats at the Red Knight Arena, puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
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The Moose Jaw Midget AA Warriors kicked off a busy three games in four days stretch with a split of their two games on the weekend.
Moose Jaw lost 8-6 to the Melville Millionaires on Friday night at the Red Knight Arena and then skated to a 4-0 win over the Notre Dame Hounds on Saturday at the Bert Hunt Arena.
A four-goal second period for Melville was the Warriors’ downfall on Friday night as they coughed up a 3-2 lead after one and trailed 6-4 after two.
The two sides traded goals in the third period, but Moose Jaw couldn’t close the two-goal gap.
Josh Fitzpatrick had a hat trick and four points in the loss, while Keegan Hall picked up a goal and two points. Brogan Townsend and Jeremey Kohl also scored for Moose Jaw.
On Saturday, it was a flip as the second period was the Warriors’ friend. They picked up goals from Garrick Ward, Hayden Wiebe and Fitzpatrick to take a 3-0 lead and then Cooper Cole sealed the win in the third.
Jacob Winowich stopped 35 shots for the shutout, including 17 in the second period. Moose Jaw went 2-for-5 on the power play and 7-for-7 on the penalty kill in the win.
The Warriors are now 2-10-0 on the year. They complete their busy end to November on Monday when they travel to Wilcox for a rematch with the Houdns, puck drops at 8:30 p.m.
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The Moose Jaw Bantam AA Warriors came out on the losing end in their lone game over the weekend. They lost 7-2 to the Notre Dame Hounds in Wilcox on Friday night in the Saskatchewan Bantam AA Hockey League.
Hunter Bowes scored a power play goal for Moose Jaw in the final minute of the first period and Jeff Bodnar scored for the Warriors late in the second period.
Moose Jaw falls to 0-14 with the loss. They’re back on the ice on Monday night when they travel to Pilot Butte to square off with the Prairie Storm Lightning at 7:45 p.m.
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The Moose Jaw Atom AA Warriors fell 6-5 to the Swift Current Broncos on Sunday in their only game over the weekend in the South East Saskatchewan Hockey League.
Moose Jaw led 5-4 late in the third period, but gave up two goals to the Broncos to drop just their second game of the season.
Both of the Warriors’ losses this year have came against the 9-0 Broncos.
The Warriors return to the ice on Saturday afternoon to host the Yorkton Terriers at the Bert Hunt Arena at noon.