Muskies roll over Warriors

Lucas Punkari

In similar fashion to their 8-0 romp over the visiting Red Lake Rams on Saturday night, the Muskie boys’ hockey team got a jump on their opponents here yesterday evening and never let up.
The black-and-gold jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead against the Sioux Lookout Warriors, then cruised the rest of the way in a 7-1 win to improve their NorWOSSA record to a league-best 6-0-0-1.
“That’s exactly what coach [Shawn Jourdain] has been telling us to do,” Grade 12 forward Chris Bobczynski said after the game.
“He’s wanted us to get on them early, dump the puck in, and get that 2-1-2 forecheck going because no one beats us down low,” he noted.
“Once we get the puck down there, and we start cycling it, we are basically unstoppable.”
Leading the way offensively last night were forwards Ryan Windigo and Hunter Leishman, who both netted a pair past Warriors’ goalie Kyle Spence.
“I thought we had a pretty good game,” said Leishman, a Grade 10 left-winger.
“We just hustled for the loose pucks and won most of the battles, which was just like we did against Red Lake last week,” he noted.
Also scoring for the Muskies were Nolan Void, Robbie Rea, and Bobczynski.
Jake Bruce notched a late goal for the visitors, which spoiled the joint shutout bid by Muskie netminders Scott Parsons and Tyson Pitkanen.
The black-and-gold now are preparing for their final two games before the Christmas break.
They’ll travel to Red Lake to take on the Rams on Monday night, followed by a trek to Kenora the following evening for a clash with the Broncos.