Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Warriors Take Game 3
The Moose Jaw Warriors have taken a 2-1 series lead in their best of 7 series with the Regina Pats after a 5-3 victory at a sold out Brandt Centre Tuesday night. After getting demolished 8-1 in Game 2 on Saturday, it looked as if the Warriors, without super pest Cody Beach, were going to deliver another one sided beating to the Pats as they led the game 5-1 after just 20 minutes. I did not see the first 10 minutes of the hockey game, but Phil "The Thrill" Andrews quickly told me on 620 CKRM that Moose Jaw had silenced the pro-Regina crowd by scoring twice in the games first minute. As I walked into the Brandt Centre, the Warriors had made it 3-0 and they quickly followed suit with two more goals making me wonder if I should just turn around and go home. I will give Regina credit though. While some players just seemingly didn't want any part of this one for whatever reason, this team did not fold its tent. They delivered some pushback and they outplayed the Warriors in the final two periods. This should bode well for Game 4. Some will say Moose Jaw might have taken their foot off the gas a little after that first period and that's fine, but it doesn't take away the fact that Regina was the better team in the 2nd and 3rd. Game 4 will be at a soldout Brandt Centre tomorrow. I'll go out on a limb and say it goes back to Moose Jaw tied at two.