The Muskie boys’ hockey team split a pair games in Sioux Lookout over the weekend, dropping their NorWOSSA record to 1-2.
The black-and-gold earned a convincing 6-1 victory Friday night only to have the tables turned on the them Saturday with a 7-4 loss.
After falling behind early in that one, the Muskies got goals from David Pollard and Andrew George to tie the game 2-2.
But penalties cost the Muskies in the second period as the Warriors rang up two goals with the man-advantage en route to taking a 5-2 lead after two.
Muskies Nathan Miller and Kyle McTavish tallied in the third period but it was too little, too late.
Despite giving up those costly goals in the second, Muskie head coach Glen Edwards said his team dominated the play.
“I thought we outplayed Sioux Lookout. We controlled play in the second and right through the third,” he said. “Those penalties just killed us.”
In Friday’s contest, the Muskies blew the game open in the second period with two goals in a minute from Jamie Krukoski and Jordan Wilson to make it 3-0.
Wilson led the Muskie attack with two goals and two assists, while George, Donald Kellar, and Kurtis Wepruk added singles.
Sioux Lookout forward Rob Lawrence spoiled Matthew Gamsby’s shutout bid with 51 seconds left in the game.
The Muskies next will host the International Falls Broncos tomorrow at 7:30 and then Chisholm on Friday in exhibition action.
Their next NorWOSSA action is slated for next Tuesday (Dec. 4) in Dryden before they play their league home-opener Dec. 7-8 against Red Lake.