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Fort Macleod Mustangs, Kainai Braves tied in Ranchland Hockey League semifinal series

Mustangs forward Cody Berbue can't get the puck past Kainai goalie Danny Weasel Fat.

Mustangs forward Cody Berbue can’t get the puck past Kainai goalie Danny Weasel Fat.

Mustangs goalie Joel Pozzo turns away Kainai's Jeremy Weasel Moccasin.

Mustangs goalie Joel Pozzo turns away Kainai’s Jeremy Weasel Moccasin.

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Kainai’s Shawn Wells breaks in alone on Mustangs goalie Joel Pozzo.

Home ice proved no advantage on the weekend for the Fort Macleod Mustangs or Kainai Braves.
Each team won in the other’s barn and the best-of-five Ranchland Hockey League semifinal series is tied 1-1.
The third game of the series is at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 6 at Fort Macleod, with the fourth game set for 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Stand Off.
The fifth game, if necessary, is Sunday, March 8 at Fort Macleod.
Mustangs 8 Braves 3

A seven-goal outburst in the second period Friday carried the Mustangs to an 8-3 win in the series opener at Stand Off.
Cole Matson staked Fort Macleod to a 1-0 lead with the only goal of the first period, with Darren Smith and Greg Schimanski picking up assists.
Schimanski scored 40 seconds into the second period to make it 2-0, assisted by Tyce Gallamore.
Kainai answered less than a minute later with a goal by Colton Wells, assisted by Desi Creighton.
Then the roof caved in on the home town Braves.
Thirty-five seconds after the Kainai goal Schimanski got his second of the game, assisted by Gallamore and Kent Broere.
Fort Macleod pulled away with three goals in a span of just over two minutes off the sticks of Ben Funkhouser, Matson and Cody Berube. Gallamore and Berube picked up assists.
The Mustangs closed out the second period with two more goals just over two minutes first.
Schimanski set up Gallamore at 15:19 and Berube and Funkhouser combined to set up Dayn Opel at 17:37 to make it 8-1.
Clay Plume and Shawn Wells scored in the third period but the Mustangs galloped to an 8-3 win.
Dean Skidmore was in goal for Fort Macleod and Jace Scout was between the pipes for Kainai.
The teams were assessed 150 minutes in penalties, including four fighting majors, eight game misconducts and one gross misconduct.
Braves 8 Mustangs 5

Shawn Wells, Jeremy Weasel Moccasin and Clay Plume each scored twice Saturday to lead the Braves to an 8-5 win over the Mustangs in Fort Macleod.
Kainai took a 2-1 lead in the first period and poured in five goals in the second to lead 7-4 after 40 minutes.
The teams traded goals in the third to make the final 8-5.
Shane Day Chief and Kash Shade also scored for the Braves.
Dayn Opel and Greg Schimanski both scored twice for the Mustangs and Tyce Gallamore had a single.
Danny Weasel Fat made 30 saves in the Kainai goal and Joel Pozzo turned aside 29 shots between the pipes for Fort Macleod.

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