The Moose Jaw Warriors have everything locked up as they prepare to open the final week of the regular season.
The Warriors will finish in third place in the East Division and take on the Saskatoon Blades in the first round of the 2019 Western Hockey League Playoffs. That doesn't leave much to play for over the final three games of the 68-game schedule, but Warriors forward Luke Ormsby says it gives Moose Jaw a chance to fine-tune.
"It's a couple of big practices before the big performance, you're just trying to dial everything in, whether that's penalty kill, power play, five-on-five, all your systems and just make sure that everyone is on the same page going into Game 1," said Ormsby.
The Warriors head to Brandon on Wednesday for the first of three games this week. They will close out the regular season with a home-and-home against Swift Current on Friday and Saturday.
The Wheat Kings enter the final week sitting four points out of a playoff spot with three games to play, which means that the Warriors will be facing a hungry team on Wednesday.
"We know that they're battling for a spot and we're getting ready to battle ourselves come the playoffs so it will be good for us to be lackadaisical through it and make sure that we're firing on all cylinders," said Ormsby.
Ormsby has been pushing his game to another level recently as he looks to ramp up for the post-season. The Scottsdale, AZ product is no stranger to the playoffs with 21 games under his belt, including championship runs in each of the past two seasons with Everett and Seattle.
"I've been trying to work as hard as I can through all three periods and I know that's what it takes in playoffs, I've done it a couple of times, I know what it's going to take and getting myself prepared is important," he said.
The Warriors and Wheat Kings face-off at 6 p.m. on Wednesday night. The Pre-Game Show will be on the air at 5:40 p.m. on Country 100.