|Moose Jaw Warriors|
|City||Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan|
|League||Western Hockey League|
|Home arena||Mosaic Place|
|Colours||Red, silver, black |
|General manager||Jason Ripplinger|
|Head coach||Mark O'Leary|
|1984–present||Moose Jaw Warriors|
The Moose Jaw Warriors are a major junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League based in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. The team plays its home games at Mosaic Place. The franchise moved to Moose Jaw from Winnipeg after the 1983–84 season, where they were known as the Winnipeg Warriors. The Warriors played in the Moose Jaw Civic Centre also known as "The Crushed Can" for 26 seasons, before moving to Mosaic Place in the city centre. The team has never won the WHL championship.
In 2006, the team went on a successful playoff run eliminating the Brandon Wheat Kings, Calgary Hitmen and Medicine Hat Tigers, before being swept in four games by the Vancouver Giants in the WHL Finals.
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties OTL = Overtime losses Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
|1984–85||72||21||50||1||–||320||438||43||7th East||Out of playoffs|
|1985–86||72||25||44||3||–||294||375||53||6th East||Lost East Division semi-final|
|1986–87||72||38||31||3||–||366||321||79||4th East||Lost East Division semi-final|
|1987–88||72||18||52||2||–||308||458||38||8th East||Out of playoffs|
|1988–89||72||27||42||3||–||318||372||57||6th East||Lost East Division semi-final|
|1989–90||72||28||41||3||–||287||330||59||8th East||Out of playoffs|
|1990–91||72||31||39||2||–||336||369||64||6th East||Lost East Division semi-final|
|1991–92||72||33||36||3||–||279||316||69||6th East||Lost East Division quarter-final|
|1992–93||72||27||42||3||–||277||346||57||8th East||Out of playoffs|
|1993–94||72||21||48||3||–||269||361||45||9th East||Out of playoffs|
|1994–95||72||39||32||1||–||315||275||79||4th East||Lost East Division semi-final|
|1995–96||72||18||49||5||–||223||331||41||6th East||Out of playoffs|
|1996–97||72||36||29||7||–||278||240||79||4th East||Lost East Division semi-final|
|1997–98||72||23||39||10||–||235||281||56||5th East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|1998–-99||72||39||31||2||–||292||262||80||3rd East||Lost Eastern Conference semi-final|
|1999–00||72||25||34||9||4||221||259||63||3rd East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|2000–01||72||34||29||4||5||287||291||77||3rd East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|2001–02||72||30||34||6||2||226||239||68||3rd East||Lost Eastern Conference semi-final|
|2002–03||72||36||22||11||3||266||208||86||2nd East||Lost Eastern Conference semi-final|
|2003–04||72||41||22||8||1||209||172||91||1st East||Lost Eastern Conference semi-final|
|2004–05||72||14||47||10||1||182||282||39||4th East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|2005–06||72||44||20||5||3||278||205||96||1st East||Lost final|
|2006–07||72||28||41||3||0||217||271||59||5th East||Out of playoffs|
|2007–08||72||37||21||6||8||229||214||88||4th East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|2008–09||72||19||50||1||2||198||352||41||6th East||Out of playoffs|
|2009–10||72||33||27||5||8||243||247||78||4th East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|2010–11||72||40||26||2||4||245||240||86||2nd East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|2011–12||72||45||19||6||2||258||213||98||1st East||Lost Eastern Conference final|
|2012–13||72||25||36||4||7||182||249||61||4th East||Out of playoffs|
|2013–14||72||21||42||3||6||202||283||51||5th East||Out of playoffs|
|2014–15||72||32||35||4||1||221||266||69||4th East||Out of playoffs|
|2015–16||72||36||27||7||2||249||231||81||3rd East||Lost Eastern Conference semi-final|
|2016–17||72||42||21||8||1||255||219||93||2nd East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|2017–18||72||52||15||2||3||326||216||109||1st East||Lost Eastern Conference semi-final|
|2018–19||68||40||20||6||2||234||192||88||3rd East||Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final|
|2019–20||62||14||44||4||0||146||291||32||6th East||Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2020–21||24||8||13||3||0||71||95||19||6th East||No playoffs were held|
Updated June 11, 2021.
|8||Eric Alarie||LW||L||18||2018||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Eligible 2021|
|14||Carter Anderson||C||L||19||2017||Brandon, Manitoba||Undrafted|
|33||Boston Bilous||G||L||20||2020||Langley, British Columbia||Undrafted|
|3||Lucas Brenton||D||L||18||2018||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Eligible 2021|
|23||Atley Calvert||C||R||17||2019||Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan||Eligible 2022|
|13||Logan Doust ( A )||C||R||20||2020||North Vancouver, British Columbia||Undrafted|
|27||Jagger Firkus||C||R||17||2019||Irma, Alberta||Eligible 2022|
|15||Brad Ginnell||LW||L||21||2020||Calgary, Alberta||Undrafted|
|17||Cade Hayes||C||L||19||2017||Eatonia, Saskatchewan||Undrafted|
|22||Josh Hoekstra||LW||L||18||2018||Edmonton, Alberta||Eligible 2021|
|10||Daemon Hunt ( C )||D||L||19||2017||Brandon, Manitoba||2020, 65th Overall, MIN|
|7||Nolan Jones||D||L||20||2020||Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan||Undrafted|
|37||Cole Jordan||D||R||18||2018||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Eligible 2021|
|11||Bryden Kiesman||LW||L||19||2019||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Undrafted|
|6||Cory King||D||R||19||2017||Souris, Manitoba||Undrafted|
|38||Ryder Korczak ( A )||C||R||18||2019||Yorkton, Saskatchewan||Eligible 2021|
|34||Riley Krane||LW||L||21||2020||Dawson Creek, British Columbia||Undrafted|
|5||Denton Mateychuk||D||L||17||2019||Dominion City, Manitoba||Eligible 2022|
|2||Braden Miller||D||L||19||2018||Sherwood Park, Alberta||Undrafted|
|32||Brett Mirwald||G||L||17||2018||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan||Eligible 2021|
|18||Tate Popple ( A )||C||L||21||2016||Brandon, Manitoba||Undrafted|
|19||Kade Runke||RW||R||19||2019||Grunthal, Manitoba||Undrafted|
|Carl Tetachuk||G||L||20||2020||Lethbridge, Alberta||Undrafted|
|16||Maximus Wanner||D||R||18||2019||Estevan, Saskatchewan||Eligible 2021|
|29||Brayden Yager||C||R||16||2020||Dundurn, Saskatchewan||Eligible 2023|
|Team records for a single season|
|Most goals for||366||1986–87|
|Fewest points for||39||2004–05|
|Fewest wins for||14||2004–05|
|Fewest goals for||182||2004–05|
|Fewest goals against||172||2003–04|
|Most goals against||458||1987–88|
|Individual player records for a single season|
|Most goals||Blair Atcheynum||70||1988–89|
|Most assists||Theoren Fleury||92||1987–88|
|Most points||Theoren Fleury||160||1987–88|
|Most points, rookie||Mark MacKay||140||1984–85|
|Most points, defenceman||Scott Schoneck||76||1998–99|
|Best GAA, goalie||Mike Brodeur||2.11||2003–04|
|Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played|
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