Warriors looking for a more consistent effort

Matthew Gourlie
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The Moose Jaw Warriors would love to notch a pair of home wins this weekend and get back to owning a winning record.

First and foremost though, the Warriors are looking to find some consistency in their game and put in two solid 60-minute efforts.

A week ago, the Warriors had a solid performance from all 19 players over 60 minutes in a 6-1 home win over the previously unbeaten Brandon Wheat Kings. Wednesday in Regina, they were dismal as the struggling Pats were convincing 4-1 winners.

“We saw what we could do when we stuck to our game plan against Brandon and how well it worked,” said Warriors captain Kendall McFaull. “We got completely away from that on Wednesday and that’s what affected our game and affected the outcome.”

The Warriors will face the Portland Winterhawks Saturday (7 p.m., Mosaic Place) and the Red Deer Rebels (6 p.m., Mosaic Place) Sunday.

McFaull said a better performance must begin with their leaders and their veterans.

“I felt that was our biggest problem Wednesday — us as the older guys and the leadership group weren’t 100 per cent,” said McFaull. “That brought the whole team down. We have to make sure we’re prepared to play every game.

“I think that’s the biggest thing going into this game — things aren’t always going to go our way, but we have to work through it.”

While inconsistency is common with young teams — and the Warriors feature 10 rookies — the Warriors veterans feel that if they lead the way then they can count on the younger players to follow.

Geographic location: Regina

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