Muskie pucksters looking to playoffs

The Muskie boys’ hockey team closed out the NorWOSSA regular season here yesterday afternoon with a 6-0 whitewash over the Kenora Broncos.
Now the black-and-gold will be gunning to do the same thing in the playoffs.
These same two teams will meet here again Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena for the opener of their best-of-three semi-final series.
Dryden and Red Lake are squaring off in the other semi-final.
David Pierce got things rolling for Muskies yesterday afternoon, scoring at 6:51 of the first period with Justin Larson and Steve Sus drawing assists.
The Broncos managed to kill off a two-man Muskie advantage later in the period to keep the score 1-0 through one, but the black-and-gold came out flying in the second with three goals.
Mark Kellar (Alex McQuarrie) made it 2-0 before Pierce netted his second of the game from Larson. Then it was Larson’s turn to score, with assists going to Pierce and Sus.
Kurtis Wepruk (Greg Flewelling) made it 5-0 at 3:25 of the third. Then Kellar got his second of the game right at the end of a four-minute Muskie power play stemming from a butt-ending penalty assessed to the Broncos.
Jason Green earned the shutout between the pipes.
Meanwhile, the Muskie girls’ hockey team lost 5-2 to the visiting Broncos yesterday afternoon in the ’52 Canadians Arena.
Despite the score, it was a well-played game by the Muskies, who did their best to protect goalie Megan Bob.
Sarah O’Sullivan, from Francine McCabe and Danielle O’Sullivan, netted Fort High’s first goal at 8:23. Then Mackenzie Caul, who later left the game after a hard fall into the boards, scored at 5:01 (assisted by Hannah Firth).
The Muskie girls also will start the playoffs Friday night, facing the Dryden Eagles there to open their best-of-three semi-final series.
Game two goes here Sunday at 3:30 p.m.