By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
It’s always fun to play teams out of your own division, but the Moose Jaw Warriors have had nothing but heartache the last 10 years against the Tri-City Americans.
The Americans (22-21-2-2, 48 points) have won their last seven games against Moose Jaw, and nine of the last 10 meetings. Last season, Eric Comrie had 24 saves as Tri-City shut out the Warriors 5-0 in Moose Jaw.
Tonight, the Warriors (13-26-3-5, 34 points), who are coming off a shootout loss to Seattle on Tuesday, will make their biennial visit to Toyota Center, where their last win came Jan. 2, 2006.
“We haven’t seen Moose Jaw, but we know how hard it is to play in our division,” Tri-City coach Jim Hiller said. “Moose Jaw got a point off of Everett the other night. I truly don’t know what to expect, except for what I seen on video. They have a couple of dangerous forwards in (Brayden) Point and Sam Fioretti.”
MJ is the fifth East Division team to visit the U.S. Division this season, and other than Regina, none have had much luck.