Welcome to the daily WHL playoff recap focusing on the Eastern Conference. Here is a look back at the day that was:
Moose Jaw Warriors (3) vs Winnipeg ICE (2)
The Moose Jaw Warriors killed off a five minute major in the first and a double minor in the third to help beat the ICE 3-2.
The Warriors went with 17 year old Jackson Ungar instead of Carl Tetachuk. Ungar was outstanding in making 38 saves for the win. Daniel Hauser made 28 saves for the loss. The ICE opened the scoring with a powerplay goal from Zachary Benson at 3:37 in the first. They lead 1-0 after one. In the second, the first turning point of the game happened. Warriors forward Robert Baco took A charging major and a game misconduct that the Warriors killed off. Jagger Firkus, who served the penalty, went out of the penalty box and scored the goal to tie the game 1-1 after two.
In the third, Eric Alaire gave the Warriors the lead at 3:12. Then, the second turning point of this game happened. Ryder Korcziak took a double minor for high sticking at 7:57. Not only did the Warriors kill off the penalty, They got an insurance shorthanded goal from Calder Anderson at 9:42 to give the Warriors. The ICE kept pressing and pressing until Jack Finley got the ICE within one.
Offensively, Firkus and Anderson had a goal and an assist for the Warriors. Korcziak also had two assists. Benjamin Zloty had two assists for the ICE. Game Four is tomorrow in Moose Jaw.