Muskies continue to dominate NorWOSSA

The Muskies already have shown they are a formidable squad on home ice, indicative of their three-straight blowout wins against NorWOSSA opponents within the confines of Memorial Arena.
Now after Monday night’s 12-3 romp over the Kenora Broncos up there, the black-and-gold have served notice they can be dominating on the road, too.
The Muskies continue to sparkle offensively, battling back from a 3-2 first-period deficit to score 10 unanswered goals en route to the lopsided victory and a 6-0 league record.
The line of Brad Gushulak, Ross Anderson, and Adam McTavish once again were outstanding in the offensive zone Monday night. Gushulak scored three goals and added three assists while Anderson also had a hat trick and an assist.
McTavish netted a goal and four assists. Tyler Coyle (two), Chuck Arpin, Steve Keesic, and Jon Lloyd rounded out the scoring.
Edwards said he was disappointed with the team’s first-period effort, especially on defence, but added they soon found their legs and “took control” of the game in the second and third periods.
He noted the defence improved with the decision to move defenceman/forward Chris Kellar back to the point
Despite the slow start, Edwards said he was pleased with the end result–and continues to be impressed with the Gushulak, Anderson, and McTavish line. Gushulak leads the league in scoring with 24 points (nine goals and 15 assists) in just four games.
Anderson is second with eight goals and eight assists for 16 points.
“Brad has a good touch around the net, Anderson is big and strong on the puck, and McTavish brings quickness to the line,” said Edwards. “It’s a big bonus for us the way our rookies are playing.
“The veterans are all playing very well but our rookies have played extraordinary,” he enthused.
And now with three road wins under their belt in three tries, the Muskies are doing something they had trouble with for most of last season.
“That’s what we’ve been trying to accomplish–to see if we can go out and win on the road,” Edwards remarked. “That has been a real big test for us.”
The Muskies resume NorWOSSA action next Tuesday when the Dryden Eagles (currently 4-0) come to town for a 7:30 p.m. showdown.