Friday, November 23, 2012

Game Report: Edmonton 5 Moose Jaw 1

EDM M. St. Croix (14) (D. Wruck, H. Samuelsson) 10:45 (PP)

M.J T. Eberle (4) (M. Rielly, S. Fioretti) 6:07
EDM G. Reinhart (3) (C. Corbett, S. Legault) 8:10 (PP)
EDM T. Foster (12) (M. St. Croix, D. Wruck) 18:56

EDM K. Lowe (3) (D. Musil, H. Samuelsson) 2:38
EDM B. Baddock (3) (A. Sautner, S. Shmoorkoff) 13:35

Moose Jaw
Justin Paulic 35/40

Laurent Brossoit 22/23

Moose Jaw
1. Tanner Eberle LW - Was the player that created the most for the Warriors, physically and offensively. Really battled hard, but it was a give and take kind of night for him. It was Eberle's type of game where there was a lot of dump and chase and a lot of finishing checks. Tanner Eberle does a lot of the little things well to go on top of his pepperpot style of play. Went undrafted this past draft but could have a future in the pro game if he sticks with it. A fun player to cheer for if he's on your side.
2. Morgan Rielly D - Rielly was his usual puck distribution self, not as crisp as I have seen him in the past but had made a nice setup for the lone Warriors goal. Rielly skated miles tonight but had a tough time navigating through the Oil Kings defense. Rielly lost some leverage battles tonight. I can recall him losing angles on Moroz and Lazar on two seperate occassions that allowed prime scoring chances for the Oil Kings. The Warriors lost a lot of heavy lifting and grit from last seasons' club and it shows as Rielly is having to take on more roles.

1. Michael St. Croix RW - St. Croix is an offensive wizard. A great knack of knowing when to pass and knowing when to shoot makes him a dual threat. St. Croix has established himself as a great powerplay option during his tenure with the Oil Kings. His all around game is slowly coming around as well as he has had some looks at center this season. St. Croix should lead the team in points this season as long as he stays healthy.
2. Griffin Reinhart D - This could very well have been Reinhart's best game this season, at least out of the ones I viewed. Reinhart was an equal amount offense, defense and toughness.Those are the calling cards of Reinhart that make him appealing. Rangy defender that takes up a lot of space on the ice. Reinhart looked for his shot more tonight and shot the puck with more conviction. Reinhart should get an invite to the Team Canada World Junior Camp. He's at about a 50/50 shot to make the club depending on how Team Canada officials decide on the makeup of the team.

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