Busy week for Muskie girls


The Muskie girls’ hockey team played a fair bit of hockey over the last week as they get prepared for the NorWOSSA playoffs ahead.

Fort High was in Thunder Bay over the weekend to play some exhibition games against Thunder Bay teams, where the black-and-gold away with a 1-3 record.

The Muskies opened play on Friday with a narrow 4-3 loss to the Bantam ‘AA’ Queens.

Hailey Bombay, Jill Calder, and Abbie Kenny all scored for the Muskies while Jersey Masson suffered the loss in goal.

The squad then dropped another 3-0 loss to the Midget ‘A’ Queens on Saturday morning, with Masson again getting tagged with the defeat.

Fort High followed that up with another slim 3-2 loss at the hands of the Midget ‘A’ Queens that afternoon.

Kenny potted both goals while Kamryn Sandelovich took the loss in goal.

But the Muskies ended play on a positive note, pulling out a 2-1 win over the Midget Fury on Sunday.

Kenny and Calder both found the back of the net to pace the offence while Sandelovich earned the win between the pipes.

The Muskies had gone into the weekend fresh of a thrilling 3-2 comeback shootout win over the top-ranked St. Thomas Aquinas Saints in Kenora in NorWOSSA action.

Trailing 2-0 heading into the third period, Kenny potted a pair of goals to force extra time.

She then buried the winner in the shootout to help the Muskies improve to 6-1 in league play, just four points back of the Saints (7-0-0-2).

Sandelovich stood tall to garner the win in goal.

The Muskies will resume NorWOSSA play tomorrow night when they host the fourth-place Sioux Lookout Warriors (2-5) at 7 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.

It will also be the team’s annual “Seniors Night”, where they will recognize their graduating players Calder and Sandelovich.

Following that, the black-and-gold then will be hosting the annual Scott Clendenning Memorial Showcase this Friday through Sunday which this year includes a boys’ division.

The Muskies will open play on Friday morning when they take on the Saints at 10:30 a.m. at the ’52 Canadians Arena.

On Saturday, the squad will battle the Warriors at 8 a.m. before then taking on the Kenora Broncos at 12:30 p.m.

Both games will take place at “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena).

Fort High then will wrap up play at the “Showcase” on Sunday morning when they battle Confederation College at 10 a.m. at the ’52 Canadians Arena.