Muskies boys ousted by Dryden

The Muskie boys’ hockey team went undefeated in pool play at the annual John Taylor Piper Classic hockey tournament in Winnipeg, but then were ousted by the Dryden Eagles in the semi-finals on Saturday morning.
That 4-1 loss came against the only other NorWOSSA squad in the 12-team tournament (all the others were from Winnipeg).
But the Muskies certainly shone during the round-robin, opening with a 2-0 win over the Stonewall Rams on Thursday.
After dominating the Sisler Spartans 6-1 early Friday morning, the Muskies cruised to an 8-0 romp over the Tec Voc Hornets that night to advance to the semi-finals.
The Muskies next will play a pair of exhibition games, including one in Chisholm tomorrow night. Then the team will cross the border Thursday night to face the International Falls Broncos.
The black-and-gold earned a 3-1 win over the Broncos here in early November.
In girls’ hockey action, the Muskies were in Sioux Lookout for a tournament. They went 2-1 in round-robin play, beating Red Lake 3-2 and the host team 9-1 but falling 6-0 to Dryden.
They then would face Dryden in the ‘A’ final and were shut out again, only this time the score was 2-0.
The girls will be in Red Lake this coming weekend for a couple of exhibition games.
In other Muskie news, the junior girls’ volleyball team was in Thunder Bay over the weekend for a 10-team tournament (due to the large number of players, Fort High was split into two teams—Muskie #1 and Muskie #2).
Muskie #2 had a 5-3 set record in Pool ‘B’ before their match against the Churchill Bulldogs, which they split but moved on to the playoffs due to a better point differential.
They then beat both Fort William Collegiate and the Vikings to win the Pool ‘B’ championship.
Muskie #1 had a 6-2 set record in Pool ‘A’ entering their match against the Hammarskjold Vikings, which they won in two sets.
Muskie #1 then split their match with Westgate, but failed to advance due to a worse point differential.