Muskies split in Dryden

Staff

The Muskie boys’ hockey team overcame a slew of penalties to dump the host Dryden Eagles 6-2 on Tuesday night.
The black-and-gold killed off all 12 power-play chances for the Eagles, and got two goals apiece from Donovan Cousineau and Mike Jourdain, to pace them to their seventh-straight NorWOSSA win since losing the season-opener to Dryden back on Nov. 12.
Blake Wepruk and Cody McCool scored the other Muskie goals while Matt Bartlett and Damion Wesley replied for the Eagles.
The Muskies improved to 7-1 in league play while Dryden fell to 4-2-0-1.
Cousineau and Jourdain found instant chemistry with newcomer Taylor Jorgenson as that line accounted for four of the team’s six goals Tuesday night.
The Muskies next visit Shattuck St. Mary’s for a pair of exhibition games Friday and Saturday, where they’ll be looking for redemption after losing three-straight to the Sabres to begin the season.
“Hopefully we’ve gotten better [as] that was our first weekend of the season when we played them,” Muskie coach Shawn Jourdain noted. “Hopefully we’ll give them a run for their money this time.”
Meanwhile, it was an old-fashioned shootout in the girls’ match-up Tuesday night, with the Dryden Eagles remaining undefeated on home ice with a 10-5 shellacking of the Muskies.
Amy Hale connected for the hat trick while Lauren Shoguchi, Halle Lobreau, Alexis Reid, Brett Lobreau, Alex Wesley, Chelsey Walske, and Kyley Engstrom added singles.
Carlee Bosma notched two goals for the Muskies, her 19th and 20th on the season, while Taylor Meyers, Kristen Penner, and Lauren Krukoski (with her 25th) netted the others.
The Eagles (7-1) scored six unanswered goals in the second period en route to the lopsided victory, which dropped Fort High to 5-3-0-1 in NorWOSSA play.
The win also avenged a 5-1 loss to the Muskies back on Jan. 16.
The two teams meet again tomorrow night in Dryden.