RECAP: Oil Kings dumped by Warriors
Photo courtesy: Nick Pettigrew
Moose Jaw, SK – The Edmonton Oil Kings finished their three-game road trip on Saturday falling by a 7-3 score to the Moose Jaw Warriors at the Moose Jaw Events Centre.
An evenly played first period between the Oil Kings and Warriors saw both Clubs register 10 shots on net, but the only one to find the back of the net would be the home side.
Just over two minutes into the opening frame, Pavel McKenzie got the game’s icebreaker after his shot from the left-circle of the Edmonton zone went off the mask of Logan Cunningham and then off the heel of an Edmonton defenceman in front before trickling across the goal line.
In the second period, the Warriors would tack on a pair of goals in the opening 12 minutes after Ethan Semeniuk got a favorable bounce from the side of the net and Jagger Firkus tallied his league leading 22nd goal of the season on a breakaway.
The Oil Kings were able to trim the deficit down to two courtesy Gavin Hodnett’s second goal in as many nights as he ripped home a rebound following a Ty Nash shot from the right-circle with 4:50 left in the middle stanza.
In the third period, the Warriors were able to erase any momentum the Oil Kings created with their late second period goal as Denton Mateychuk and Brayden Schuurman would combine to put Moose Jaw up 5-1 just 7:40 into the third.
The Oil Kings wouldn’t go quietly though as Blake Fiddler would score his second goal of the season at the 13:38 mark of the third snapping a shot short-side from the right-circle after a nice setup from Roan Woodward.
Marc Lajoie added a power play goal for his seventh tally of the season with 2:17 left in the game as he blasted in a one-timer from the right circle after taking a cross-seam pass from Skyler Bruce.
The Warriors though would tack on two more of their own in the final couple of minutes as Atley Calvert and McKenzie both found the back of the net before the final horn.
Cunningham finished the night making 29 saves for the Oil Kings while Dimitri Fortin turned in 34 for the Warriors. Edmonton went 1-for-3 on the power play, Moose Jaw was 0-for-1.
Next up, the Oil Kings return to Rogers Place to take on the Brandon Wheat Kings this Wednesday, November 22 at 7:00 P.M.
The Edmonton Oil Kings next home game is Wednesday, November 22 when they welcome the Brandon Wheat Kings to Rogers Place at 7:00 P.M.
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