Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Muskie boys tops in finale

The Muskie boys’ hockey team wrapped up their NorWOSSA regular-season slate on a winning note Tuesday night in Red Lake.
The black-and-gold beat the host Rams 6-2, but the game was a lot different than the 15-0 triumph Fort High had here Feb. 1.

“We came out with a lot of energy in the first period and had a 4-0 lead, and we went into the dressing room thinking, ‘We’re going to run right over the top of these guys the same way that we did in the first game,’” noted Muskie head coach Ed Vold.
“But the next thing you know, we gave up two goals in the second period.
“So we had a real heart-to-heart with the boys, telling them that they needed to pick up the pace,” Vold added.
“We had a little bit of penalty trouble in the third, but we killed those off and we went to work to get the win.”
Leading the Muskies was forward Dylan Curtis, who continued his hot play with linemates Tyler Mosbeck and Ahwennaseh Mitchell by notching a hat trick.
“He’s been picking up right where he left off before we had the long break [due to the teacher dispute over Bill 115],” Vold said.
“He’s been burying the puck when he has had the chances, and that is what we need going forward,” he stressed.
With the win, the Muskies finished in top spot in the NorWOSSA standings with a 9-1—their lone league loss coming Jan. 29 in Kenora at the hands of the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints.
Next up for the black-and-gold will be a winner-take-all semi-final showdown Feb. 23 at 7:15 p.m.
Their opponent is still to be determined.

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