Sunday, December 21, 2014

Muskie boys blank Saints

The Muskie boys’ hockey team improved their NorWOSSA record to a perfect 3-0 here Tuesday night with a 2-0 win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora).
Tuesday’s triumph was quite different from their previous league triumphs, however, as the black-and-gold’s offence was unable to match its seven- and eight-goal outputs in victories over Dryden and Kenora.

“It was close on the scoreboard but I didn’t feel like it was that close of a game, especially since we ran them down in the third period,” noted Muskie captain Nick Kaun, who netted both goals.
“I think we have to pick up some more garbage goals in front of the net, and we also have to finish off a few more plays, but that’s how it goes sometimes,” he reasoned.
At the other end of the rink, goalie Ryan Ferguson made a number of key saves when called upon as the Grade 12 student earned up his first shutout of the NorWOSSA season.
“I thought it was a steady effort, and I was very happy to get the shutout,” he smiled.
“We played better defensively, which is something that we have been working on here, and that makes you look a lot better as a goalie,” Ferguson added.
The black-and-gold are back in action tonight in Brandon, Man. for a weekend tournament, then return to the Ice For Kids Arena for a league game against the Kenora Broncos on Tuesday.
“The Brandon tournament is always the biggest tournament that we play in all year long, other than OFSAA,” Kaun noted.
“It’s a fun tournament to go in, and it’s one that we look forward to throughout the year,” he added.

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