The Moose Jaw Warriors were pegged as a title favourite right from the start last season. While this year's team didn't have quite the fanfare, they've gotten off to a strong start.

The Warriors are riding a three-game winning streak as they head into a pair of games this weekend against the Brandon Wheat Kings and Spokane Chiefs.

Defenceman Daemon Hunt said the Warriors are enjoying their underdog role right now, "It's still early, but we have a really good group and people are underestimating us," he said. "We battle with every team every night and obviously every night won't go our way, but we're just happy with our game right now."

"It's a great feeling going into games as an underdog, it gives you that little extra push and motivation to beat the other team," added Hunt.

The Warriors have incredible depth on defence this season and part of that is strong rookies, including Hunt, who is the only 16-year-old on the Warriors this season.

Hunt said he feels good about how he's progressing early in the season, "Personally, I feel that I've adapted really well to the first couple of games, it's always really quick and each game just keeps getting easier and easier, so right now, I'm just happy with my game and I’m working on the little things to get be better as a player," he said.

The Warriors had Jett Woo return to the lineup last weekend, which gave the team their full roster of veteran defencemen to work with, as Woo, Josh Brook and Dalton Hamaliuk lead the way for the young players like Hunt.

"I look up to them and they give me a good path and they’re always supporting me," said Hunt. "They'll tell me little things here or there, or on the bench during the game if something doesn't go my way, they're there to support me."

The Warriors will look to extend their winning streak to four games on Friday night when they face the Wheat Kings in Brandon.

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