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Muskie hockey squads thump Broncos

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It was a great night for the Muskie hockey teams but not so much for the visiting Kenora Broncos.

Both the Muskie girls' and boys' squads came away with sizeable wins on Tuesday night in NorWOSSA action.

Issy Taylor scored twice to pace the girls' squad to a 7-1 romp over the Broncos at the '52 Canadians Arena.

After Hannah Gray opened the scoring for the Broncos (0-7) early in the first period, Jill Calder, Taylor (short-handed), and Abbie Kenny responded as Fort High (5-1) carried a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes.

Kathryn Fischer (power play), Taylor, and Ashlyn Beck then found the back of the net in the second to extend it to 6-1 after 40 minutes.

Paiten Kinnear then made good on a power-play opporutnity in the third to round out the scoring.

Jersey Masson was solid in net to earn the win over Carlee Holmstrom.

As for the Muskie boys, they scored early and often as they rolled to a 16-1 shellacking of the Broncos at the Ice For Kids Arena that saw their league-best record improve to 9-0.

Mikel Ward, Josh Ward, and affiliate player Landon Lowes all bulged the twine in the first period as the Muskies jumped out to a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes.

Reed Bodnar (two), Jacob Albright, affiliate player Brandon Croswell and Kaden Kocuiba then all tallied in the second to push it to an eight-goal cushion through 40 minutes.

Josh Ward, affiliate player Dylan Tessier, Kocuiba, Lowes (two on power plays), Jace Jackson, Nolan Man (power play), and Kocuiba then all tallied in the third around a maker from Ethan Alcock of the Broncos to round out the scoring.

Jaden Cooper was solid in the Muskie goal to garner the win over Kevin Holmstrom of the Broncos.

The boys' squad now heads into a two-week exam break while the girls next are in action on Monday (Jan. 20) when they host the International Falls Broncos in the finale of their annual two-game “Border Battle” exhibition series at 7:15 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Fort High will be looking to sweep its border rivals as it took the opener by a 5-1 count back on Nov. 23 in the Falls.

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