Muskie boys sweep Rams

The Muskie boys’ hockey team showed no mercy against the Red Lake Rams here over the weekend—sweeping the visitors by scores of 8-0 and 13-0.
“Hopefully we didn’t use up all of our goals,” Muskie head coach Shane Bliss joked afterwards. “They have a good team and they played well, but a couple of injuries and a shorter bench certainly didn’t help them much.”
The Muskies were skating hard and followed through on their checks, which helped them take both games.
“The forwards were moving quick, but our defensive zone needs to improve a little bit,” noted Muskie captain Jake Esselink.
The black-and-gold exploded for four goals in the first period on Saturday afternoon, including a pair by Tyler Miller.
They added six more goals in the second, then rounded out the scoring with three in the third.
Friday night’s game played out much the same, with Miller opening the scoring at 15:58 of the first period.
Shawn Bulwaka netted an unassisted tally less than a minute later to make it 2-0 going into the second period.
Kevin Bobczynski and Lucas Romaniuk made it 4-0 in the second before Devin O’Donnell scored a power play goal to put the Muskies up by five.
Brock Benjamin made it 6-0 with about eight minutes left in the second.
Romaniuk and Brett Meyers added third-period goals.
The Muskie boys next will host the Dryden Eagles tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the ’52 Canadians Arena.