Sunday, April 20, 2014

Muskie girls keep on rolling

Silver Bay, Silver Bay, it’s Muskie time in your city.
The Silver Bay (Mn.) Mariners got to experience the tidal wave of Muskie power that has swept over the NorWOSSA circuit so far this season, losing 8-3 to the black-and-gold in an exhibition game there Saturday.

“We got rid of bus legs after the first [period] and started playing Muskie-style hockey,” noted Fort High head coach Scott Clendenning.
“All the coaches are so pleased with how the girls have performed up to the Christmas break,” he added.
“The Muskie coaches and players would like to wish all our supporters a Merry Christmas.”
Hailey Clendenning and Amy Penner each scored twice in Saturday’s win in Silver Bay, with Claire Sandelovich, Jessica Coran, Mallory Payne, and Sam McKinnon adding singles.
Kate Parsons earned the win in goal.
The Muskies were coming off a convincing two-game sweep of the Red Lake Rams here earlier in the week, which improved Fort High’s record to 7-0 in league play.
A 6-1 win over the Rams 6-1 last Tuesday night was followed by a 9-0 blanking the next afternoon.
Rachel Jean, normally a blueliner who only found out when she arrived at the rink Wednesday that she would fill in at forward for the injured Katie Sinclair (head), made the most of her opportunity with two goals.
“When I came in today [Wednesday] and found out I was playing forward, I was kind of mad,” admitted Jean, who slid in beside captain Shelby Tymkin and fellow veteran Amber Jourdain quite comfortably on what was a potent line all game.
“But I had some good players on the ice with me.”
Coran, who had two goals of her own in the game, said the shutout win was a better representation of what the Muskies can do.
“We played a lot better today than last night [Tuesday],” she remarked.
Shilo Beck also had two goals while Sarah Milling, Sandelovich, and Lauren Vold (her first goal as a Muskie) netted the others.
Calie Clendenning was unbeatable between the pipes.
In Tuesday night’s game, Jourdain and Beck each notched a pair of goals while Hailey Clendenning and Tymkin also tallied.
Parsons, meanwhile, allowed only a second-period goal by Teresa Rogolinski in earning the win.
The oncoming Christmas holidays won’t mean much time off for the Muskies.
First, in a little pre-Christmas fun, the squad will mix with the Muskie boys’ team in a co-ed game today (Dec. 23) at 3:45 p.m. at the ’52 Canadians Arena.
Then on Friday, the Muskie girls will hold their annual alumni game at 11 a.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Featured alumni expected to take part include current University of Maine Black Bears’ forward Jillian Langtry, blueliner Nicole Horn, and the sister duo of Sarah and Danielle O’Sullivan.
The black-and-gold then will head for the annual Schwan Cup tournament in Blaine, Mn., which runs Dec. 30-Jan. 1.
Sinclair, who originally was injured at the K-Town Bronco Classic Tournament two weeks ago, then aggravated the injury in the first game against Red Lake, is expected to return in time for the Schwan Cup.

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