The Muskie boys’ hockey team couldn’t stay close for a third-straight game, coming out on the short end of an 8-1 score to the host Kenora Broncos on Friday night.
The black-and-gold fell to 1-7-2 on the NorWOSSA season and lost ground on the Sioux Lookout Warriors (2-9-1) for the fourth-and-final playoff spot.
The Warriors tied the Red Lake Rams 2-2 on the weekend.
Terry Kellar scored the only goal for the Muskies, who had extended their last two games to overtime, including a hard-fought 2-2 tie against first-place Dryden here last Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Muskie girls continued to struggle against the Broncos, losing 6-0 on Friday.
“We haven’t been able to slow them down,” said assistant coach Greg Madill. “But the girls showed some fight.”
They were coming off a 5-3 exhibition loss to Roseau the night before. Dana Ward scored twice for the black-and-gold while Jen Caul added the other goal.
Both teams resume NorWOSSA action tomorrow night in Dryden.