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Warriors whip Winterhawks 5-1 for 2-0 lead in WHL finals series

By The Canadian Press
Published: May 11, 2024, 10:10pm

PORTLAND — The Moose Jaw Warriors are heading home with two of their season’s biggest wins.

Jagger Firkus scored twice and added an assist as the Warriors defeated the Portland Winterhawks 5-1 on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Hockey League’s Championship Final.

The next two games in the best-of-seven series will be played at Moose Jaw Events Centre. A third, if necessary, will also be played in the Saskatchewan city.

Atley Calvert, Pavel McKenzie and Brayden Yager also scored for the Warriors, who led 1-0 after the first period and 3-1 heading into the third. Martin Rysavy chipped in with two assists.

Nate Danielson scored for the Winterhawks, who lost Friday’s opener 3-2.

The Winterhawks outshot the Warriors 37-27. Both teams went 0-for-2 on the power play.

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Games 3 is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Moose Jaw.

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