Warriors leave Calgary with two wins

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Bast scores twice in 4-1 win.

Matthew Gourlie

Moose Jaw Times-Herald

CALGARY — The Moose Jaw Warriors scored three goals in 2:52 to grab an early lead and stun 10,126 people in the Pengrowth Saddledome.

The Warriors made those three goals stand up as they beat the Calgary Hitmen 4-1 Saturday in Game 2 of their best-of-seven WHL Eastern Confidence quarterfinal series.

The Warriors now take a 2-0 series lead home with them to the Civic Centre before Monday’s Game 3.

“The goal coming in was a split, so coming out of here with both of them is all we can ask for,” said Warriors captain Jason Bast. “

The Warriors were bracing for a first period onslaught, but goaltender Jeff Bosch once again stood tall early.

Antonin Honejsek scored his second goal of the series late in the first period to give the Warriors the lead. Bast followed up 45 seconds later with his second of the series before Dylan Hood score with 28 seconds left in the first.

“I think it was just momentum,” said Bast. “Boschy made a couple of huge saves and it really got us going. As soon as we got that first one, the pressure was off and we were playing really good and playing with intensity.”

After being out-shot 18-0 in the third period in Game 1, the Warriors wanted to do a better job with a three-goal lead. Bast scored his second of the night eight seconds into the third period to give the Warriors’ a 4-0 lead.

Kris Foucault scored for the Hitmen less than a minute later, but they were never in any danger of coming back.

“Moose Jaw is a very confident team right now — whether we like to admit or not,” said Ian Schultz of the Hitmen. “We gave them all the right in the world to be confident. They came in here and shoved two down our throats. It doesn’t feel good.”

Bosch made 30 saves in another strong performance.

Martin Jones turned away 25 shot for the Hitmen.

Moose Jaw was 0-for-6 on the power play, while Calgary was 0-for-2.

For more please see Monday's Times-Herald.

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