The Muskie girls’ hockey team was able to get off its goal-scoring schneid Friday night.
But they hopped right back on the following day.
Fort High scored five first-period goals en route to an 8-2 victory over the Red Lake Rams in NorWOSSA action here Friday.
Nicole Beadle opened the scoring with an unassisted marker before Taylor Dixon made it 2-0.
Danielle Jean then tallied, assisted by Jillian Langtry and Kimmy LaFleur, before Beadle netted her second of the night.
Langtry then added her own before the period was through.
Jean notched the lone goal in the second period, with Langtry and Erika Anderson drawing the assists.
After Jessie Baker made it 7-0 early in the third, Red Lake responded with a pair of quick ones from in close on Muskie goalie Melissa Payne.
But it was too little, too late as Carlee Bosma scored to seal the win. The Rams’ goalie saw a lot of rubber fired her way as the Muskies outshot Red Lake 64-34.
“It was nice for us to get some goals,” said Muskie coach Mel Langtry.
Langtry added he was especially impressed with call-up Nicole Beadle as she gave the Muskies three full forward lines.
“The chemistry just wasn’t there using two centres and three lines,” noted Langtry, who shifted Baker to centre on a line with Beadle and Bosma.
It was a different story Saturday afternoon, though, as the Muskies only could find the back of the net once in a 2-1 loss to the Babbitt-Embarrass Knights despite outshooting their hosts 40-19.
“We’re getting the shots,” said Langtry. “But they’re a lot of perimeter shots. We’re not getting in there to get the rebounds.
“We were missing opportunities and they were clearing,” he noted.
Bosma was Fort High’s lone scorer—a shorthanded breakaway marker that came after she blocked a Knights’ shot in her own zone.
The pre-Christmas portion of the Muskies’ schedule was jam-packed with NorWOSSA action, tournaments, and exhibition showdowns throughout.
But Langtry said his charges will have some time to recover since they only were practising a couple of times this week before their annual alumni game this Sunday (Dec. 27) at 1 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.
The black-and-gold then head to a tournament in Roseau, Mn. at the beginning of next week.