- Category: Community Columns
- Published: Friday, 23 September 2016 08:35
- Written by Lindsay Curties
It was about this time of year back in 1984. I was a spectator at a high school football game at Gutheridge Field in Moose Jaw. I had graduated but I was watching some of my younger buddies play for the Central Cyclones.
I clearly remember a group of young, athletic men arriving late and sitting in the stands right in front of my friends and I. Word spread that these young fellas were with our new WHL team, the Warriors. I didn't believe all of them were hockey players because one of them was about 5 foot 4 and 140 pounds.
I believed it when I went to my first Warriors game. He was 16 year old Theoren Fleury. He was awesome.
It's hard to believe it was 32 years ago when it all started.
Tonight marks opening night for the 2016-2017 edition of our community-owned, Western Hockey League club. It's a new era in a new arena and it's an occasion Moose Jaw and area hockey fans should be very proud of. Go Warriors!