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Fort Macleod Mustangs remain unbeaten to open Ranchland Hockey League season

Fort Macleod Mustangs built an early lead and then held off a late Pincher Creek Huskies rally Saturday to remain unbeaten in Ranchland Hockey League play.
The Mustangs pulled ahead 4-1 mid way through the second period on their way to a 6-4 win over the host Huskies.
The win improved Fort Macleod’s record to 3-0 as they prepare for their home opener Saturday, Nov. 30 at 8:30 p.m. against the Nanton Palominos.
The Mustangs opened the scoring 7:24 into Saturday’s game when Tyce Gallamore banged home his fifth goal of the year. Kent Broere and Cole Matson picked up assists.
That lead stood up for 10 minutes until former Mustang Kevin Olson scored his first of the season to tie the game 1-1. Shane Yellow Horn assisted.
The Mustangs replied a minute and a half later when Matson got his first of the season, assisted by Broere and Gallamore.
Seventeen seconds into the second period the Mustangs went up 3-1 when Gallamore scored his second of the game, assisted by Lander Marr.
Mid way through the second frame Broere notched his second of the season, assisted by Gallamore and P.J. Black Water to put Fort Macleod up 4-1.
The Huskies fought their way back into the game as Brett Tarcon scored three minutes into the third period to close the gap to 4-2. Jeremy Davidson and Yellow Horn assisted.
The Mustangs got that one back with 4:3 to play when Matson got his second of the game, unassisted.
Pincher Creek responded just 21 seconds later with a goal by Shawn Robertson, assisted by Otis Potts and Olson, to make it 5-3.
With 44 seconds to play Tarcon scored his second of the game to pull Pincher Creek within a goal. Robertson got the assist.
The Mustangs snuffed Pincher Creek’s comeback bid 22 seconds later with a goal by Tyson Thomson, assisted by Broere.
Garrett Smith blocked 34 shots in the Fort Macleod goal to record the win.
The Mustangs blasted 41 shots at Huskies goalie Joel Hasselman, another former Mustang.

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