WEDNESDAY NIGHT WHL HOCKEY ON SHAWNov 28, 2012 - 09:33 MST
GIANTS HOST WARRIORS LIVE ON SHAW – Trevor Cheek and the Vancouver Giants (7-17-0-0) take on Sam Fioretti and the Moose Jaw Warriors (9-11-3-4) in Western Hockey League action on Wednesday night.
Wednesday’s match-up between the Giants and Warriors can be seen live throughout western Canada on SHAW and SHAW Direct channel 299 (7:00pm PT).
The Giants are coming off a 2-1 loss to the Blazers in Kamloops on Saturday night for their fourth loss in a row, and currently sit in fifth place in the B.C. Division. The Giants own a 5-8-0 record on home ice this season. Cheek leads the Giants with 10 goals this season.
The Warriors pulled off a 4-3 shootout win in Victoria on Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing skid, and currently sit tied for second place in the East Division. The Warriors rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the final four minutes of the third period of Tuesday’s game in Victoria. Tuesday’s win was only the third road victory of the season for Moose Jaw.
It’s the only meeting of the season between the Warriors and Giants. The Giants posted a 4-3 shootout win in Moose Jaw on November 29,, 2011, in last year’s only meeting.
In Kelowna, B.C., Myles Bell and the Kelowna Rockets (15-8-1-1) take on Justin Feser and the Tri-City Americans (16-8-1-1) for a battle between top Western Conference clubs on Wednesday.
The Rockets are coming off an 8-2 win in Everett on Sunday for their third straight victory, and currently sit in second place in the B.C. Division. The Rockets outscored their opposition 22-5 over their three weekend wins.
The Americans split a weekend home-and-home series versus the Spokane Chiefs, and currently occupy third place in the U.S. Division. Feser (17g-17a) has twice as many points as his next highest-scoring team mate.
In Cranbrook, B.C., Jaedon Descheneau and the Kootenay Ice (7-15-1-0) host Michael St. Croix and the Edmonton Oil Kings (16-5-2-2) for a Central Division battle.
The Ice suffered three losses on a three-game U.S. Division tour on the weekend, and currently sit in fifth place in the Central Division. Descheneau leads the Ice with 15 assists and ranks second in points with 19 this season.
The Oil Kings edged the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers 2-1 in overtime on Saturday night for their third straight victory, and currently sit in second place in the Central Division. The Oil Kings are 6-3-1 on the road this season.
In Prince Albert, SK, Mark McNeill and the Prince Albert Raiders (18-7-0-2) host Sam Mckechnie and the Lethbridge Hurricanes (13-13-1-2) on Wednesday.
The Raiders skated to a pair of weekend wins over the Brandon Wheat Kings in a home-and-home series between the teams, and currently sit atop the East Division. The Raiders have outscored their opponents 14-4 over their last three games.
The Hurricanes slumped to their sixth straight setback with a 5-3 loss in Saskatoon on Tuesday night, and remain in fourth place in the Central Division. Mckechnie scored his 11th goal of the season on Tuesday night in Saskatoon.
In Brandon, MB, Alessio Bertaggia and the Brandon Wheat Kings (10-14-2-1) take on Graham Black and the Swift Current Broncos (10-12-3-2) for the second of three straight meetings between the East Division clubs.
The Broncos managed a 5-3 win versus the visiting Wheat Kings on Tuesday night in Swift Current, snapping a three-game losing skid. Black drew three assists in Tuesday’s win.
The Wheat Kings dropped their third straight decision with Tuesday’s loss in Swift Current, and currently sit in sixth place in the East Division. Bertaggia returned to the lineup on Tuesday, netting a goal and two assists.