Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Muskie girls wrap up perfection

If somebody else wants the NorWOSSA girls’ hockey title, they are going to have to beat the Muskies twice in three games.
Considering nobody in the league could achieve that feat even once in 15 games makes that a tall order.

The Muskies capped a spotless regular season by edging the host Red Lake Rams 3-2 on Tuesday to finish the campaign in first place with a 15-0 record.
Hailey Clendenning tallied the lone goal of the first in what was a long-postponed make-up game from Dec. 9.
Red Lake tied it at 8:53 of the second on a marker by Stefanie Hayward.
But just eight seconds later, Amber Jourdain and Shelby Tymkin set up Katie Sinclair to put the Muskies back in front.
Rachel Jean then earned her second assist of the night—teaming with Amy Penner to set up Jessica Coran at 11:16 for a 3-1 lead.
The Rams made it interesting in the third when Hayward struck again at the 10-minute mark.
But Muskie goalie Calie Clendenning came through when called upon to secure the black-and-gold’s pursuit of perfection.
Fort High now face the Kenora Broncos in the best-of-three semi-final, which opens tomorrow at 7:15 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Game 2 goes Sunday in Kenora.
Game 3, if needed, is set for next Wednesday (Feb. 26) at 7:15 p.m. at the Couchiching Arena.
Meanwhile, the Muskie boys’ hockey team was supposed to kick off its post-season tonight by hosting the Dryden Eagles in Game 1 of their best-of-three semi-final.
But due to the pending winter storm, the opener has been switched to Sunday in Dryden.
Game 2 now will be held Monday at 7:15 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena, with Game 3 (if necessary) slated there Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Fort High (14-1) swept Dryden (9-6) in its three-game series during the regular season.

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