Fort Macleod Mustangs opened the 2013-’14 Ranchland Hockey League season with a win Saturday in Pincher Creek.
The Mustangs thumped the host Huskies 9-2 in the senior hockey league’s season opener.
After a scoreless first period the Mustangs opened a 4-1 lead in the second and outscored the Huskies 5-1 in the final 20 minutes to earn the win.
Next action for the Mustangs is Friday, Nov. 8 when they’re on the road to Nanton to take on the Palominos at 8:30 p.m.
Mustangs 9 Huskies 2
Fort Macleod goalie Garrett Smith and his Huskies counterpart Joel Hasselman held the shooters at bay in the opening period on Saturday.
The Mustangs Willy David got the visitors on the scoreboard 2:45 into the second period, with Harold Hourie Jr. drawing the assist.
Ten minutes later the Mustangs scored again. This time it was Jadon Porterfield setting up Mark Mills for the goal.
Just 36 seconds later the Mustangs went up 3-0 on a goal by Tyler Bilodeau assisted by Tyce Gallamore and Cole Matson.
With just 1:45 left in the second period the Mustangs moved ahead 4-0 on a goal by Abe Jensen, assisted by Porterfield.
Pincher Creek finally got on the scoreboard with 47 seconds left in the second period on a goal by Randy Wittkopf.
The Mustangs made it 5-1 six minutes into the third period on a goal by Gallamore, assisted by Jensen.
Twenty-one seconds later it was 6-1 as Leo Lacourciere scored his first goal, unassisted.
Thirty seconds after that Lyndon Anderson scored to make it 7-1, assisted by David.
Bilodeau set up Lacourciere for his second of the game at the 14:12 mark of the third and it was 8-1.
Pincher Creek answered just seven seconds later when Matthew Hammel finished off a passing play with Ian Hagen and Joey Gibboney.
Mills closed out the scoring with 3:10 to play with his second of the game, assisted by Zach Kotke and Kent Broere.
The Mustangs were assessed eight minors and one 10-minute misconduct. The Huskies took three minor penalties.