Moose Jaw Warriors

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Moose Jaw Warriors
Moose Jaw Warriors logo.svg
City Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
League Western Hockey League
ConferenceEastern
DivisionEast
Founded1984
Home arena Mosaic Place
ColoursRed, silver, black
   
General managerJason Ripplinger
Head coachMark O'Leary
Website www.mjwarriors.ca
Franchise history
1980–1984 Winnipeg Warriors
1984–presentMoose 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.

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Championships

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.

Division titles won: 4 – 2003–04, 05–06, 11–12, 17–18
Regular season titles won: 1 – 17–18
League championships: Finalists in 2006
Memorial Cup titles: None

Season-by-season record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties OTL = Overtime losses Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

SeasonGP W L T OTLGF GA PointsFinishPlayoffs
1984–85 7221501320438437th EastOut of playoffs
1985–86 7225443294375536th EastLost East Division semi-final
1986–87 7238313366321794th EastLost East Division semi-final
1987–88 7218522308458388th EastOut of playoffs
1988–89 7227423318372576th EastLost East Division semi-final
1989–90 7228413287330598th EastOut of playoffs
1990–91 7231392336369646th EastLost East Division semi-final
1991–92 7233363279316696th EastLost East Division quarter-final
1992–93 7227423277346578th EastOut of playoffs
1993–94 7221483269361459th EastOut of playoffs
1994–95 7239321315275794th EastLost East Division semi-final
1995–96 7218495223331416th EastOut of playoffs
1996–97 7236297278240794th EastLost East Division semi-final
1997–98 72233910235281565th EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
1998–-99 7239312292262803rd EastLost Eastern Conference semi-final
1999–00 72253494221259633rd EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2000–01 72342945287291773rd EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2001–02 72303462226239683rd EastLost Eastern Conference semi-final
2002–03 723622113266208862nd EastLost Eastern Conference semi-final
2003–04 72412281209172911st EastLost Eastern Conference semi-final
2004–05 721447101182282394th EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
SeasonGP W L OTL SOLGF GA PointsFinishPlayoffs
2005–06 72442053278205961st EastLost final
2006–07 72284130217271595th EastOut of playoffs
2007–08 72372168229214884th EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2008–09 72195012198352416th EastOut of playoffs
2009–10 72332758243247784th EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2010–11 72402624245240862nd EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2011–12 72451962258213981st EastLost Eastern Conference final
2012–13 72253647182249614th EastOut of playoffs
2013–14 72214236202283515th EastOut of playoffs
2014–15 72323541221266694th EastOut of playoffs
2015–16 72362772249231813rd EastLost Eastern Conference semi-final
2016–17 72422181255219932nd EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2017–18 725215233262161091st EastLost Eastern Conference semi-final
2018–19 68402062234192883rd EastLost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2019–20 62144440146291326th EastCancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2020–21 24813307195196th EastNo playoffs were held

WHL Championship history

Current roster

Updated June 11, 2021. [1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G AgeAcquiredBirthplaceDrafted
8 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Eric Alarie LW L18 2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba Eligible 2021
14 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Carter Anderson C L19 2017 Brandon, Manitoba Undrafted
33 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Boston Bilous G L20 2020 Langley, British Columbia Undrafted
3 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Lucas Brenton D L18 2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba Eligible 2021
23 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Atley Calvert C R17 2019 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Eligible 2022
13 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Logan Doust  ( A ) C R20 2020 North Vancouver, British Columbia Undrafted
27 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jagger Firkus C R17 2019 Irma, Alberta Eligible 2022
15 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brad Ginnell LW L21 2020 Calgary, Alberta Undrafted
17 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Cade Hayes C L19 2017 Eatonia, Saskatchewan Undrafted
22 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Josh Hoekstra LW L18 2018 Edmonton, Alberta Eligible 2021
10 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daemon Hunt  ( C ) D L19 2017 Brandon, Manitoba 2020, 65th Overall, MIN
7 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nolan Jones D L20 2020 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Undrafted
37 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Cole Jordan D R18 2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba Eligible 2021
11 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Bryden Kiesman LW L19 2019 Winnipeg, Manitoba Undrafted
6 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Cory King D R19 2017 Souris, Manitoba Undrafted
38 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ryder Korczak  ( A ) C R18 2019 Yorkton, Saskatchewan Eligible 2021
34 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Riley Krane LW L21 2020 Dawson Creek, British Columbia Undrafted
5 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Denton Mateychuk D L17 2019 Dominion City, Manitoba Eligible 2022
2 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Braden Miller D L19 2018 Sherwood Park, Alberta Undrafted
32 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brett Mirwald G L17 2018 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Eligible 2021
18 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Tate Popple  ( A ) C L21 2016 Brandon, Manitoba Undrafted
19 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kade Runke RW R19 2019 Grunthal, Manitoba Undrafted
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Carl Tetachuk G L20 2020 Lethbridge, Alberta Undrafted
16 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Maximus Wanner D R18 2019 Estevan, Saskatchewan Eligible 2021
29 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brayden Yager C R16 2020 Dundurn, Saskatchewan Eligible 2023

Team records

Team records for a single season
StatisticTotalSeason
Most points982011–12
Most wins452011–12
Most goals for3661986–87
Fewest points for392004–05
Fewest wins for142004–05
Fewest goals for1822004–05
Fewest goals against1722003–04
Most goals against4581987–88
Individual player records for a single season
StatisticPlayerTotalSeason
Most goals Blair Atcheynum 701988–89
Most assists Theoren Fleury 921987–88
Most pointsTheoren Fleury1601987–88
Most points, rookie Mark MacKay 1401984–85
Most points, defenceman Scott Schoneck 761998–99
Best GAA, goalie Mike Brodeur 2.112003–04
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

NHL Alumni

List of Moose Jaw Warriors alumni to have played in the National Hockey League. [2]

NLL alumni

Retired numbers

Mascot

Mortimer "Morty" J. Moose is the current Warriors Mascot. His Initials (MJ) pay homage to the home city. Mortimer is the 3rd installment of the Warriors Mascot, after "Tommy Hawk", and the inaugural "Puck Head".

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References

  1. WHL Network, Western Hockey League, retrieved 2021-03-26
  2. Legends of Hockey player search