Oh, the local experts are all commenting and I suppose they've earned the right, especially those who have supported our community-owned junior hockey club since we got 'em in 1984.
This year's edition of the Moose Jaw Warriors is special. We have offensive firepower, a solid defence, an outstanding goalie and a couple of tough guys. The ingredients for a championship are there and then yesterday, at the trading deadline, General Manager Alan Millar added to the mix. He got star defenceman Kale Clague from Brandon for two, talented young players, two first round draft picks and a second rounder.
So, one of the first comments I see on social media was, "We gave up too much."
I disagree. We've had our WHL team in Moose Jaw for close to 34 years and we've only been to the league final once. We've never been to a Memorial Cup.
General Manager Millar knows that. He knows the history. He knows the culture. He has become a big part of it. He's all-in. We're all-in. Our team, by the way, responded by crushing the Calgary Hitmen 8-3 last night.
Thanks, Alan Millar. We deserve this.