© Katie Brickman
Quinton Howden of the Moose Jaw Warriors in taken down by Prince Albert Raiders defenceman Josh Morrissey as he tries to take a shot on Raiders goaltender Luke Lee-Knight during Western Hockey League action on Saturday evening.
The Moose Jaw Warriors made a statement early that they were ready to play hard on Saturday evening against the Prince Albert Raiders after a lackluster performance on Friday evening in Saskatoon.
âWe started really bad last night,â said captain Kendall McFaull. âWe didnât come out the way we wanted to and for it to be an important game, that was not how we needed to play. So it was huge to bounce back tonight.â
Quinton Howden opened the scoring early in the first period on the power play, putting a rebound past a sprawling Raiders goalie Luke Lee-Knight.
Howden would score his second of the period with another rebound goal to give the Warriors a two-goal lead.
The Raiders would tie the game early in the second period after Mike Winther scored on a 5-on-3 power play and Mark McNeill scored on a penalty shot.
Rookie goaltender Spencer Tremblay, who came into Friday nightâs game in relief midway through the second period for Luke Siemens started his 15th game of the season and was strong in net, stopping 28 of 30 shots.
âHe got a chance to play when Siemens had those games off and his confidence has just taken off,â said McFaull. âHe is playing with a ton of confidence right now and heâs been better in practice. Itâs just been an outstanding turnaround for him.â
Howdenâs scored his 100th and 101st career goals in the game.
âIt feels real good,â said Howden. âIâve been in a bit of a slump, itâs definitely nice to have a night like this.â
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