Muskie boys sweep Brandon tourney

The Muskie boys’ hockey team went unbeaten at a tournament in Brandon, Man., capping off the weekend with a 9-0 rout over Souris Valley in the championship game.
The Muskies jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period on a pair of goals by Tyler Miller and another from Brian White.
Kevin Bobczynski, White, and Mitch Green (two) scored in the second period to make it 7-0 before Brett Meyers and Riley Caul netted third-period goals to round out the scoring.
The Muskies had opened the tourney Thursday with a 6-1 win over Neepawa.
Neepawa actually scored at 8:59 of the first period, but Matt Redford tied the score shortly afterwards—and it was all Muskies from then on.
Dan Chapman netted the lone goal of the second period to give the black-and-gold a 2-1 lead.
Miller then scored early in the period before making a sleek pass to Ryan Witherspoon, who hit the twine to make it 4-1.
Green beat Neepawa goalie Brad Braun a few seconds later before Andrew Easton capped the scoring at 11:11 of the final period.
The Muskies next squared off against Russell and took the game 5-2.
Jake Esselink and Miller tallied first-period goals to give Fort High a 2-1 lead heading into the second.
Tyson Romyn and White made it 4-2 through two before Witherspoon added another insurance tally at 18:05 of the third to seal the victory.
Goalie Richard Wieringa earned the shutout as the Muskies blanked Westwood 5-0 in their third game of the tournament.
After a scoreless first period, Witherspoon and Bobczynski scored in the second period before Miller, Romyn, and Josh Sigurdson tallied in the third to put the black-and-gold into the semi-finals against Crocus.
Neither team could score in the first period, Scott McFayden and Miller put the Muskies up 2-0 in the second. Miller then netted his second of the game in the third to seal the 3-1 victory.
The Muskie boys return to action tomorrow night (Tuesday) when they visit Baudette for an exhibition game. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.