Muskie girls nab ‘B’ title


Issy Taylor scored twice to pace the Muskie girls’ hockey team to a 2-1 win over the Lord Selkirk Royals (Winnipeg) on Saturday afternoon to claim the ‘B’-side title at the annual K-Town Classic Tournament in Kenora over the weekend.
The Royals opened the scoring early into the first period but Taylor evened it at 1-1 with 12:42 to go.
Taylor then netted her second tally of the game with under five minutes left in the frame to give the Muskies a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
The Muskies had opened tourney play Friday afternoon with a 2-1 loss to the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora).
Jill Calder scored the black-and-gold’s lone goal in the third period.
But the squad rebounded in a big way later Friday with a 14-0 rout of the Sioux Lookout Warriors.
Kianna Antonick, Calder, Abby Kenny, and Alex Gartzke all bulged the twine in the first period of that one as the Muskie built a 4-0 lead.
Fort High then tallied four more times in the second frame off the sticks of Emily Kaun (two), Antonick, and Savannah McGinnis to make it 8-0.
Martina Woods (two), Makenna Hentonnen, Katrina Koomans, Gartzke, and Ashlyn Beck all connected in the third to cap the scoring.
The Muskies then battled the Dryden Eagles in the semi-finals Saturday morning.
Dryden blanked the Muskies 2-0, which dropped them to the ‘B’ side of the bracket.
The Eagles went on to claim the tournament title with a 4-3 shootout win over the Saints on Saturday afternoon.
The Muskies resume NorWOSSA action tomorrow when they host the Saints at 7:30 p.m. at the ’52 Canadians Arena in their last game before the holiday break.
It also will be the team’s annual “Teddy Bear Toss” game.