The Muskie boys’ hockey team originally thought it was going to have a pack a suitcase for this weekend.
Instead, they will assume the role of host but, preferably for them, not one of the welcoming variety.
The black-and-gold will entertain the Red Lake Rams in a pair of NorWOSSA contests with special start times.
The two teams will tangle today at 4:30 p.m., then square off again tomorrow at 12:30 p.m., with both games slated for the ’52 Canadians Arena.
The two games initially were scheduled to be played in Red Lake, but issues with arena availability led to the change in venue.
Fort High (3-1) is tied for second place in the NorWOSSA standings with the Dryden Eagles (3-3), who have played two more games.
The locals also are only three points behind the Kenora Broncos (4-1-0-1), with the black-and-gold holding two games in hand.
The Muskies, who are 19-5 overall this season, are coming off a 4-3 exhibition loss to the host International Falls Broncos back on Jan. 4.
Fort High has the top-ranked offence (24 goals scored) and defence (eight goals allowed) in NorWOSSA while the struggling Rams (0-3-0-1) have scored only three times in their four league games while allowing 21.