The Moose Jaw Warriors have dominated their rival Regina Pats this season and they put the finishing touches on their season series with a 6-1 win at Mosaic Place on Saturday night.

The win gives Moose Jaw a 7-1 record against their Trans-Canada rivals this season.

Justin Almeida capped off a special day with a goal and three points, giving him 100 points on the season. On Saturday morning, Almeida had signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The first period was played at a quick pace, as both teams tried to establish a smooth transition game coming up the ice. Moose Jaw picked up an early power-play and converted just over three minutes into the game, Josh Brook had the puck inside the right circle and made a great pass cross-ice to Almeida in the left circle and he snapped in his 29th of the season.

With just under nine minutes left in the period, Tristin Langan created a turnover along the Pats right boards, Almeida grabbed the puck and exploded towards the Regina net, he dished it off to Brayden Tracey on the right wing where he put a shot to the back of the net for his 34th of the season.

The quick pace continued in the second period, as both teams looked to go on the attack, Regina controlled the early moments, but as the period went on the Warriors fore-check and depth took control of the period and led to a 12-6 advantage on the shot clock in the frame.

At 11:46, the Warriors dug the puck from the end-boards and moved the puck to the blue-line for Dalton Hamaliuk, the 20-year-old then looked towards the Regina net and put a pass on the stick of Daniil Stepanov, who deflected in his seventh of the season to give Moose Jaw a 3-0 lead.

Moose Jaw started the third period on the power-play and that led to Tracey's second goal of the game at 1:27 to make it 4-0.

Regina picked up a goal from Garrett Wright approaching the midway point of the period, but that’s all the offence they could manage.

Already with two points in the game and sitting at 99 on the season, all eyes were on Almeida as Regina pulled their goalie with over three minutes left in the game. Moose Jaw forced a turnover inside their zone and tossed into the neutral zone to Tracey, the 17-year-old quickly moved the puck to Almeida on the right wing, he brought the puck across the Regina line and rifled it into the net for his second of the game and his 100th point on the season, making him the 16th Warrior in franchise history to hit the century mark.

Just 35 seconds later the Warriors created a turnover inside the Regina zone, the puck came to Luke Ormsby, who drove between the circles and put a shot to the back of the net for his eighth of the season.

Almeida and Tracey had two goals and three points each, Jett Woo had three assists, Brook picked up two assists, and Adam Evanoff made 24 saves.

Moose Jaw was 2-for-6 on the power-play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

The Warriors finish a weekend three-in-three on Sunday with a trip up to Saskatoon to take on the Blades. You can catch all the action on Country 100 with James Gallo starting with the Pre-Game Show at 3:40 p.m.

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