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Emo OPP earn two shutouts


The Emo OPP could do no wrong against their opponents in minor hockey action last weekend, earning a pair of shutouts.

Against Rainy River, Chris Strachan, Matthew Beck and J.J. Roen each hit the twine for a 3-0 win.

Then against Skates and Blades (Fort Frances), the Emo squad exploded for a 9-0 shellacking. Branden Baker led the way with four goals while Tyler Kinnear notched a hat trick.

Beck and Strachan added singles.

It was a different story in the only Atom action last week, where the Fort Frances Firemen burned up the Emo Selects 7-0, getting two goals in the first and third periods and three in the second.

Tim Green and Tanner Wolfe paced the Fort with two goals each while Mark Kellar, Tim Windego and David Pierce netted singles.

The Emo Wings got things back on the winning track with a 3-1 win over The Place (Fort Frances). Tyson Romyn (two) and Mike Badiuk scored for Emo while Tyson Kadikoff replied for the Fort.

But the Wings couldn’t make it two-straight against Fort Frances, losing 2-1 to West End Motors. Brandon Roden got both goals for the visitors while Nathan Brigham netted Emo’s lone goal.

Meanwhile, the Emo Cowboys came out on the short end of a 1-0 score at the hands of the Oddfellows (Fort Frances). Kevin Sieders got the lone goal five minutes into the second.

The Cowboys came out much stronger against the Whitefish Bay Winter Hawks, scoring three third-period markers en route to a 6-3 victory.

Justin Hamilton and Garry Curtis each scored a pair of goals while Cole Kaemingh and Joel Wilson added singles. Robbie Williamson, Thundie White and Tyler Skead tallied for Whitefish Bay.

Finally, the Emo Gillons’ Hawks earned a tie along with a win and loss in PeeWee action.

Against the Lions (Fort Frances), Matt Meyers, Jon Kinnear and Jason Webb notched goals en route to a 3-3 tie. Mike Brunetta (two) and Jeremy Wilson scored for the Lions.

Against their home rivals, the Emo Panthers, the Hawks eked out a 4-3 win on goals by Kinnear (three) and Kyle McTavish. Eric Mosbeck (two) and Vaughan Wilson tallied for the Panthers.

But the Hawks weren’t as lucky in their second game with the Panthers, dropping a 3-1 contest.

Daniel Hettinga, Mosbeck and Jess Crawford scored for the Panthers while Webb tallied for the Hawks.

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