After Moose Jaw took home ice away from the Hitmen after the first two games of this Eastern Conference Quarter-Final, Most who follow the WHL know that the Hitmen are known as proverbial chokers come playoff time even though they possessed the WHL's best record for a second consecutive season.
So when this week started many Hitmen fans say "Not again, not to Moose Jaw" but Moose Jaw has always given teams a run come playoff time so when the Hitmen go to the crushed can in the Jaw they were expected to take back this series and after a very dominant Game 3 it looked like the Hitmen were going to go 4-0 the rest of the way - Not so fast. The Warriors stormed out too a 4-1 lead last night be for staving off a Hitmen comeback. For those who look at season stats this series should have been a cake walk. But Brandon Kozun, Joel Broda and Tyler Shattock the Hitmen's Top 3 Regular Season point getters only have 12 points between them and only three of them are goals these three are all getting bested by Jason Bast a five year veteran of the Dub and is undrafted the guy has 6 Goals in 4 games.
So I suggest if you want to go check out the Hitmen for possibly the final time this season they play Game 5 at the Dome tomorrow night at 7:00pm or you can stay at home with the rest of us and watch in terror as the Flames play for their playoff lives against the Islanders. If I was a betting man I would expect the Hitmen to take Game 5 tomorrow and we'll see where everything's at heading in to Saturday's do or die game. I know the Warriors want to put the boots to the Hitmen and get some rest before they have to take on the Memorial Cup bound Brandon Wheat Kings in the Second Round.
So the Dome could be very quiet this Spring unless the Roughnecks go on a crazy run to get home court, field, turf whatever they call it in the NLL for the Playoffs. That could be it for Sports at the Saddledome until September when the Hitmen open back up again and if you believe the Rumors this spring may be the last time Sports are played in the Arena formally known as the Pengrowth Saddledome as Pengrowth may not renew the naming rights and the new company that buys them might drop the Saddledome name.