Muskies split border battle

The Muskie hockey teams met with mixed results in their exhibition showdowns against International Falls last night at Bronco Arena.
The girls’ squad got the evening off to a positive start with a 4-2 victory over their Bronco counterparts.
The celebration proved to be short-lived, though, as the Muskie boys were unable to duplicate the feat—losing 3-1 to the Broncos’ varsity squad in the nightcap.
The Muskie girls took a 3-0 lead into the third period courtesy of goals by Taylor Meyers, Kailey Curtis, and Kristen Penner.
The Broncos charged back, though, and cut the deficit to a single goal after Taylor Raboin netted a pair in less than a minute.
But the Muskies held on, with Erika Anderson scoring an empty-netter with four seconds left to seal the 4-2 win.
Katie Stearns earned up the win in goal.
In the boys’ game, the Muskies jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal by Matt McLellan.
But Bronco Jake Youso then took over, scoring a pair of goals before setting up Ladd Corrin for the home team’s final marker en route to the 3-1 victory.
Muskie goalie David Moen was saddled with the loss despite coming up with several big saves, including a breakaway stop on Youso late in the game.
Both Muskie squads resume NorWOSSA action tonight, with the boys hosting the Dryden Eagles at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena.
The girls, meanwhile, are in Kenora for a 6 p.m. showdown against the third-place Broncos.