Muskie boys win all four games

The Muskie boys’ hockey squad barely had time to breathe, but it was their opponents who had the wind knocked out of them.
The black-and-gold easily survived the rigours of a weekend that saw them sweep four NorWOSSA games in just three days in Sioux Lookout during their only visit of the season to that area.
The host Warriors fell to the Muskies 9-0 on Friday night and 14-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Sioux Lookout then surrendered its home ice to the Pelican Falls TimberWolves, who subsequently were spanked 8-1 on Saturday evening and 10-1 yesterday afternoon by the Muskies.
With Sioux Lookout and Pelican Falls only about 20 minutes apart, Fort High (7-0-1 in NorWOSSA play) organized the busy weekend to save on travel costs rather than making the three-and-a-half hour journey a second time later this season.
Muskie captain Steven Sus was the highlight performer in the opening win against the Warriors, notching a pair of goals as part of a five-point outing.
Justin Larson also scored twice for Fort High while Tyler Miller, Josh Sigurdson, Brian White, Mitch Green, and Mike Niskala added singles.
Rookie goalie Cody Wood was rarely tested, but still earned his first shutout in NorWOSSA action.
Then on Saturday afternoon against the Warriors, it was David Pierce coming to the forefront, netting a hat trick to pace the Muskies.
Greg Flewelling and Sus added two goals each while Brock Benjamin, Terry Kellar, Mark Kellar, Niskala, White, Matt Redford, and Green all has singles.
Matt Gamsby matched Wood’s feat of the previous day by providing a shutout performance between the pipes.
Miller and White both had three points, including two goals each, in Saturday night’s win over Pelican Falls.
Niskala, Sus, Pierce, and Flewelling also tallied for Fort High while Tim Kakegamic was the only TimberWolves player to beat Muskie goalie Jason Green.
If the Muskie shooters were tired of celebrating, they didn’t show it Sunday as they hit double digits for the second time during the weekend.
Niskala had a natural hat trick, with Sus setting up all three goals, and finished the game with four goals.
Pierce had a hat trick of his own while Larson, Kurtis Wepruk, and White netted singles, with Sus adding four assists.
Rocco Strang had the lone reply for the TimberWolves against Wood, who has allowed only two goals in three starts in his rookie season.
The black-and-gold now are gearing up for their one and only meeting this season against the International Falls Broncos, which is coming up tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena.
In NorWOSSA girls’ action, the Muskies travel to Kenora tonight for a meeting with the defending league champion Broncos. Fort High is 0-2 in league play so far this season, having failed to score a goal in either contest.
Captain Kristin Roehrig is expected to play tonight despite hurting her wrist in last Tuesday’s 9-0 loss to the Eagles up in Dryden.
Their next home game is slated Friday, Dec. 12 against the Red Lake Rams.