Photo by Brandi Pollock
Moose Jaw, SK (CKLQ) – In the first meeting of the season between Brandon and Moose Jaw it was the Warriors getting the edge, winning 7-4 on Saturday night at Mosaic Place.
The loss ended Brandon’s 10-game winning streak as they head into the WHL Christmas Break.
Special teams was the story on the evening as Moose Jaw scored twice on the powerplay and added a shorthanded marker on route to their 27th win of the season. On the other side, Brandon failed to convert on seven powerplay chances.
Brayden Burke was named the game’s first star after registering a five point night (1G-4A), while Justin Almeida and Jayden Halbgewachs each had two goal nights for the Warriors.
Brandon got goals from Baron Thompson, Connor Gutenberg, Stelio Mattheos and Caiden Daley.
Logan Thompson was pulled after allowing five goals on 18 shots, Dylan Myskiw played the third period and made 10 saves. At the other end, Brody Willms turned aside 25 shots for the victory.
Brandon will now enjoy a ten day Christmas break before opening up the 2nd half with a home and home vs the Regina Pats. That all kicks off on Wednesday December 27th at Westman Place. (7:00 puck drop on QCountry Radio.)
MJ – Vince Loschiavo (9) (Almeida, Burke) 15:35
BWK – Baron Thompson (10) (Lewis) 14:15
Shots: 11-7 Brandon
MJ – Jaxon Kaluski (2) (Popple, Sheen) 4:33
MJ – Jayden Halbgewachs (34) (Burke) 7:19 PPG
MJ – Vince Loschiavo (10) (Burke, Zaitsev) 9:35 PPG
MJ – Justin Almeida (19) (Burke) 18:58 SHG
Shots: 11-9 Moose Jaw
BWK – Connor Gutenberg (11) (Weinger, Wytinck) 9:15
BWK – Stelio Mattheos (25) (McCorrister, Ettinger) 10:28
MJ – Jayden Halbgewachs (35) (Jeanott) 11:!4
BWK – Caiden Daley (4) (Unassisted) 15:50
MJ – Brayden Burke (16) (Almeida, Peckford) 16:55
Final Shots: 30-29 Moose Jaw