The Muskie girls' and boys' hockey teams were able to draw first blood in their respective best-of-three NorWOSSA semifinal series on Tuesday night.
Tatum Glowasky scored with 42.3 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Muskie girls to a comeback 3-2 win over the Sioux Lookout Warriors in the opener at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Kianna Antonick scored twice in regulation time for the first-place Muskies while Kamryn Sandelovich made 32 saves to earn the win in goal.
Mackenzie Kakapetum and Mackenzie Pettit replied for the fourth-place Warriors.
Anna Wesley turned aside 41 shots to take the loss.
It was a slow start for the Muskies as the visiting Warriors outshot them 13-11 in the first period and got the night's opening tally from Kakapetum with just over seven minutes left in the frame.
Antonick drew Fort High level at the 12-minute mark of the middle stanza as she tipped Issy Taylor's shot from the point in past Wesley.
Then with Muskie defenceman Kathryn Fischer in the penalty box for hooking, Pettit put the Warriors ahead 2-1 with 5:08 to go in the third as she roofed a shot over Sandelovich.
That lead didn't last long, however, as Antonick replied for the hosts on the very next shift as she jammed the puck home underneath Wesley to knot it at 2-2 and force overtime with 4:33 remaining.
Muskie captain Jill Calder was denied on a breakaway late in the extra frame by Wesley but Glowasky made good on a scoring chance just moments later to lift the Muskies to victory.
Game 2 is set for tonight in Sioux Lookout while Game 3, if necessary, would be played back here on Sunday at 2:45 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.
As for the Muskies boys, they used a hat trick from captain Reed Bodnar to roll to a 7-0 rout of the host Red Lake Rams on Tuesday night in the opener of that best-of-three set.
Peyton Avis opened the scoring early in the first period on a power play before Josh Ward capitalized on a breakaway later in the frame to stake the first-place Muskies to a 2-0 lead over the fourth-place Rams after 20 minutes.
Mikel Ward then buried the rebound of Jaxon Gartzke's shot in the middle stanza to push it to 3-0 after 40 minutes.
Bodnar tallied his first of the night on a power play early in the third to make it a four-goal cushion for the Muskies.
Gartzke then found the back of the net before Bodnar added two late tallies to round out the scoring.
Darian Klem was brilliant in net to earn the shutout for Fort High.
Game 2 is set for Saturday at 3:45 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena while Game 3, if necessary, would also be played here on Monday (March 2) at 7:15 p.m. at IFK here in Fort Frances.