Moose Jaw Warriors
October 27, 2014
The Moose Jaw Warriors
The Moose Jaw Warriors can be traced back to 1926, when they played for one season before becoming the Moose Jaw Maroons in 1927-28. In 1938 they became the Millers, this name remained until 1942, then they became the Canucks were part of the SJHL (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League) and the WCJHL (Western Canadian Junior Hockey League) until 1966. After this, they became part of the WHL (Western Hockey League), but only for two seasons. From 1968-84 they were part of the SJHL again. In 1984, the Winnipeg franchise transferred to Moose Jaw, and the Canucks folded, and they became part of the WHL for a second time.
A few famous players on the Warriors are Morgan Rielly, who was drafted into the NHL by Toronto in 2012, and Joel Edmundson, who was drafted by St. Louis in 2011, Blair Jones, who was drafted by Tampa Bay in 2005.
In 2011-2012, the Warriors moved from the Civic Centre to Mosaic Place, and statistically had their best season. The Civic Centre, which was nicknamed "The Crushed Can", was home to the Warriors for 26 years.
The general manager of the Warriors is Alan Millar. A general manager is the person in charge of firing and hiring the coaching staff, including the head coach. The head Coach is Tim Hunter. The mascot is Mortimer "Morty" J Moose.