Muskies suffer four tough losses

Assistant coach Ken Christiansen had envisioned some tough games ahead for the Muskie boys’ hockey team at the Tournament of Champions in Winnipeg.
Unfortunately, he was right on the money.
The black-and-gold went 0-4 to finish in fifth-place in their five-team pool and out of the medal round.
“We knew [other teams] were a lot stronger than we were coming in,” Christiansen said. “We played hard and we worked hard. I have to give credit to our team for that.”
After opening play with 9-0 and 10-1 losses to Silver Heights (Winnipeg) and King’s Edgehill (Nova Scotia), the Muskies lost 8-2 to Morden and then 7-0 to the Kelvin Clippers.
Christiansen said their game against Morden game was the closest of the four as Terry Kellar and Jon Woodgate actually gave the Muskies a short-lived 2-1 lead in the first period.
But the Hawks turned it up from there and never looked back.
Kellar scored the Muskies’ lone goal in their loss to Silver Heights.
The Muskies will return to Winnipeg at the end of the month for their last invitational tournament of the season.
They next will host the Baudette Bears tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. for an exhibition contest, then resume NorWOSSA play here Jan. 18 against the Kenora Broncos.