Warriors skate away with a 2-1 victory over Pats


Jagger Firkus two powerplay points were the difference on Wednesday night as the Moose Jaw Warriors defeated the Regina Pats 2-1.

Moose Jaw has won three out of the four matchups against the Pats so far in the 2022 season.

Firkus opened up the scoring on the extra man advantage to give the Warriors the game’s icebreaker in the opening period.

Brayden Yager would extend the lead later in the period with Moose Jaw’s second powerplay goal of the night as he delivered a one timer from a Firkus pass.

Alexander Suzdalev would score the Pats only goal of the night, which also came on the powerplay, which cut the Pats deficit to 2-1, but Regina was unable to get any closer.

Connor Bedard picked up an assist on Suzdalev’s goal, which was his 15oth career WHL point, as well he was able to extend his point streak to 12 games.

Assistant Coach Ken Schneider said during the postgame show that his team was restricted to the perimeter by the Warriors throughout the game.

“They kept us to the outside, I didn’t like how we drove to the net, we didn’t get to the net enough. ”

He also felt that the Pats didn’t play with enough urgency against Moose Jaw.

“There was opportunities of pucks off of rebounds, in their end of the ice, we have to get right on top of that puck, dive to that puck, we weren’t urgent enough.”

Drew Sim made 20 saves in the loss for Regina, Schneider had nothing but praise for his goaltender after the game.

“I thought he was our best player.” He added “I thought he was our hardest working best player on the ice.”

Sim felt he was fulfilling his duties between the pipes.

“That’s my job, that’s what I’m supposed to do every night, I want to be a leader on this team. If I want to lead this team, that’s part of my role.”

Regina’s dropped their third straight game, they will look to reverse their fortunate on home ice on Saturday, when they welcome the Everett Silvetips to the Brandt Centre, with a 7:00 faceoff.

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