After a year without high school hockey the Fort Frances Muskie Boys and Girls have resumed a tradition of excellence in NorWOSSA hockey.
The Muskie Girls took the home the hockey crown last Wednesday defeating the Dryden Eagles 3-2 in game three of the best-of-three series. In the first round of the playoffs the Muskie Girls took on St. Thomas Aquinas out of Kenora winning 7-1. Dryden was the team to test the girls the most this year with two losses in the regular season. The Girls lost the first game of the series 4-1 but shook off the first loss to shut out Dryden 2-0 in the next game back home at ‘52 Canadians. Game three was tightly contested and saw a number of penalties including one against the Muskies with less than two minutes left in the game.
The Muskie Boys had a great season and finished top of the league standings which gave them a by to the semi-finals. The boys beat Dryden the same night as the girls won game two. The Muskie Boys rolled through the semi final beating Dryden 8-1. The winner-take-all final was contested last Friday at Ice For Kids. The Muskie Boys prevailed in a tightly contested game that saw 16 penalties including one game misconduct for checking from behind against the Muskies. The Muskie boys won 6-2 but the game was tight into the final minutes, they scored an empty netter with less than three minutes to go and added another goal with less than two.
Unfortunately due to the extended break caused by COVID in January the Muskies will not have the opportunity to represent the NorWOSSA region at OFSAA as the provincial championships have been cancelled.
Great season to both the boys and the girls Muskies teams!