Travellers may have noticed a vapour trail stretching from Dryden to Detroit Lakes, Mn. this past week.
The Muskie boys’ hockey team made its mark on both sides of the border, stretching their winning streak to 16 games in the process.
Their run of greatness also led to them earning the title at the inaugural Detroit Lakes Thanksgiving Shootout Cup on the weekend.
The black-and-gold demolished the Bagley Eagles 19-0 in the semi-finals of the four-team event, then outgunned the host Lakers 5-3 in the championship game.
No goal scorers for Fort High were provided for either game by press time.
The Muskies scored first in the final, but Davis Johnson and Nate Baker put Detroit Lakes up 2-1 after the opening period.
Fort High redeemed themselves in the second with a pair of goals to catapult ahead 3-2, then tacked on another two in the third.
Baker’s second of the game was too little, too late for Detroit Lakes, which outshot the Muskies 29-27.
Before their weekend jaunt south, the black-and-gold sauntered into Dryden last Tuesday night (Nov. 24) and gunned down the Eagles 6-3 in NorWOSSA action.
A four-goal third period was the key for the Muskies in the victory as they raised their league record to 4-0.
Brendan Cawston, Jeff Cridland, Nathan Calder, Devon Ball, Davis Smith, and Donovan Cousineau had a goal each for the Muskies while Wes Brown was credited with the win in goal.
A rematch between the Muskies and Eagles took place last night at the Ice For Kids Arena (the score was unavailable by press time).
Fort High will experience life on the road this weekend as they head to Brandon, Man. for a tournament.
Their next NorWOSSA action is a week from Friday (Dec. 11) at 7:15 p.m. here against the Kenora Broncos.