The Muskie boys’ hockey team got its first look at the Kenora Broncos in NorWOSSA action here Friday night—and it turned out pretty similarly to their two previous tournament meetings.
After having downed the Broncos by 4-1 and 4-2 scores at tournaments earlier this season, the black-and-gold skated away with a 4-1 win in the first league clash between the two squads.
After toying with Kenora in the opening minutes, pinning the visitors in their own end, Fort High (3-0 in NorWOSSA play) got on the board at 9:42 when Tarryn Romyn snapped one past Broncos’ goalie Bradin Seniw.
The goal seemed to perk up the Broncos, however, as they were able to penetrate the Muskie zone.
But Jeff Davis’ slapper from the slot at 10:56 went through Seniw’s five-hole and put Fort High up 2-0.
The Muskies then made it 3-0 at 5:34 of the second period when Robbie Rea unleashed a rocket past Seniw.
The Broncos found the scoresheet 2:24 later when Brandon Pentek converted on a scramble in front of the Muskie net, knocking a shot past goalie Devin Stromness.
The black-and-gold restored their three-goal advantage at 9:55 when Chris Bobczynski got out on a breakaway, ripping a shot off the crossbar and in.
The goal was a bit of redemption for Bobczynski, who had been foiled on a couple of close chances previously.
The black-and-gold will look to hold the Broncos in check once again when the teams face off in Kenora tomorrow night.
The Muskies then will wrap up their pre-Christmas schedule with an exhibition game versus Kittson Central here this Saturday (Dec. 18) at 1:15 p.m.