Muskie boys race to 3-0 start


At this rate, maintenance workers at the Memorial Sports Centre are going to have to add an extra digit to the home side scoreboard in the facility’s two arenas.
The Muskie boys’ hockey team saw its offence get better and better as the week progressed as they launched the NorWOSSA regular season with three-straight wins.
The Muskies used the visiting Red Lake Rams for target practice over weekend, walloping the Rams 9-0 on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena and then delivering a 10-0 beatdown on Saturday afternoon at the Emo-La Vallee Arena.
Scoring summaries for both games were not available prior to press time.
“No, not really,” Muskie coach Shawn Jourdain replied when asked if he was surprised by the lack of competition offered by Red Lake.
“We saw them play in the Dryden tournament [in the pre-season] and they gave us what we thought they would,” he noted.
“On Friday, I think the guys were looking past the Rams to the Dryden Eagles game [played last night in Dryden],” Jourdain added.
“On Saturday, they played a lot better.”
The black-and-gold started the NorWOSSA campaign in fine style with a 7-3 victory over the Kenora Broncos at the Ice for Kids Arena last Tuesday (Nov. 17).
“Our play was scrambly and we weren’t as strong as we wanted to be,” admitted Jourdain.
“We need to get better,” he stressed.
Brendan Cawston and Dustin Brown each had a pair of goals for the Muskies against Kenora while Donovan Cousineau, Jeff Cridland, and Brett McMahon added singles.
Gordon Myers, Scott Bailey, and Brody Myles replied for Kenora.
Devin Stromness earned the win in goal while Bradin Seniw took the loss for the Broncos.
Fort High next heads to Detroit Lakes, Mn. for a tournament this Friday and Saturday.
The Muskies then return to NorWOSSA action next Tuesday (Dec. 1) with a home game against Dryden at 7:15 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.