The Moose Jaw Midget AAA Warriors swept the Saskatoon Contacts to clinch their spot in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League final.

Unfortunately, they couldn't play that final due to the pandemic. The Warriors making the league final is our fifth top sports story of the year.

This was the first Moose Jaw midget AAA team to have qualified for the league final. Weisgerber said expectations were high and that the team may have been able to win the league and regionals, and move on to the nationals in Quebec.

“I feel bad for the guys because they’ve worked so hard all year and it’s just disappointing.”

Weisgerber broke training camp in September as a first-year AAA head coach with only one veteran and 19 rookies.

“They’ve done a great job,” he said. “We couldn’t have asked for a better group of kids, with just how hard they work and came together. You just never know, you may never have a team like this again. So it’s just one of those things that’s crazy about how it came down.”

The league soon after announced the cancellation of the rest of the season in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

“It’s obviously disappointing,” said Weisgerber. “We were hoping they would at least let us be able to finish our league, but they came out and they know more than we do. At the end of the day, obviously, health is more important than a game, but it’s just disappointing.”

The Warriors swept the Notre Dame Hounds in the first round and defeated the Saskatoon Contacts, also in a three game sweep.

“I just can’t give these guys enough credit for how well they’ve done and everything that they’ve done even for the city, and how they’ve conducted themselves in town,” Weisgerber said. “It’s too bad how this came to an end.”

On New Year's Day a few months before, the Warriors made the final of the Macs Midget Tournament in Calgary for the first time.

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