Muskie boys earn sweep


Both Muskie hockey teams had guests in for the weekend but were very unaccommodating hosts, at least when it came to the scoreboard.
The boys’ squad swept a two-game set with the Sioux Lookout Warriors—rolling to a 9-1 win Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena and then posting a 9-3 victory Saturday afternoon at the ’52 Canadians Arena.
The Muskies sit atop the NorWOSSA standings with a 3-0 record.
“All four lines have been contributing so far,” noted head coach Jamie Davis.
Nick Hahkala led the way with a hat trick Friday while Sullivan Shortreed added a pair of goals.
Chase McGuire (penalty shot), Cam Gushulak, Graeme Kitt, and Cooper Witherspoon added singles.
Grade 10 rookie Matt Booth nearly earned a shutout in his first career high school game, allowing only Andy Brunton’s power-play goal in the third period.
Then in Saturday’s penalty-filled affair, the Warriors hung tough through two periods.
But with the score tied 3-3, the Muskies exploded for six third-period goals to cruise to victory.
Matt Cheetham and Brent Jourdain each had hat tricks, with McGuire (shorthanded), Jake Clendenning, and Byron Stewart (his first as a Muskie) tallying a goal apiece.
Booth, who played in place of Grade 12 starter Dylan Ossachuk, earned his second-straight win between the pipes.
Cortez Favot scored twice for Sioux Lookout (the other goal scorer was not available at press time).
The Muskies look to stay unbeaten in NorWOSSA play when they host the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora)
tomorrow at 7:15 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.
The girls’ team, meanwhile, downed the visiting Woodbury (Mn.) Royals 5-2 on Saturday in their final pre-season tune-up.
Annalise (CC) Hayes opened the scoring in the first, then assisted on all four of the rest of her team’s markers.
Lauren Vold had two of those other goals, both in the third period, while Abby Plourde and Taylor Croswell added the others.
Sydney Beck earned the win in goal.
The Muskie girls will kick off their NorWOSSA campaign against the Dryden Eagles tomorrow at 7:15 p.m. at the ’52 Canadians Arena.