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Fort Macleod Mustangs season ends with loss

Fort Macleod Mustang Tyce Gallamore starts the rush from his own end.

Jeremy Weasel Moccasin set up the tying goal Friday night and scored the winner in overtime as Kainai Braves staged a dramatic comeback to edge Fort Macleod Mustangs 7-6.
The Braves fought back from a 5-1 deficit to pick up their eighth win of the season.
For the Mustangs, the loss closed out a season that saw them finish in fifth place and out of the Ranchland Hockey League playoffs.
The first-place Nanton Palominos will battle the fourth-place Braves in one semifinal, while the second-place Siksika Buffaloes take on third-place Lethbridge Lightning.
In Friday’s game at the Fort Macleod and District Sports Centre, Leo Lacourciere scored his team-leading 20th goal of the season two minutes after the puck was dropped. Abe Jensen drew the assist.
Just over two minutes later Lacourciere and Jadon Porterfield set up Josh Campbell for Fort Macleod’s second goal.
The Braves responded a minute and a half later when Jamelyn Weasel Head scored, assisted by Tylin Oka and Wilbur Yellow Old Woman.
The Mustangs took a 3-1 lead into the break after Kent Broere scored a powerplay goal with 37 seconds left in the period. Jensen and Lacourciere assisted.
The teams were scoreless through the second period until Jensen scored, assisted by Tyce Gallamore and Porterfield with 3:15 to play.
Just 22 seconds later the Mustangs struck again. This time it was Gallamore scoring, assisted by Damian Miah, to make it 5-1.
Three goals by the Braves in a span of one minute and 20 seconds closed out the period.
Weasel Moccasin scored with 1:41 to play, assisted by Ty Day Chief and just 22 seconds later Jaylen Twigg scored, assisted by Clay Plume.
Dean Shade made it 5-4 with 21 seconds left on the clock, Plume assisting.
Just over four minutes into the third period Porterfield scored a shorthanded goal, assisted by Gallamore to give the Mustangs a two-goal lead.
Trey Twigg scored with 5:50 to play, assisted by Jaylen Twigg, and then Plume tied it up with 49 seconds to play.
With 1:21 left in the overtime period Weasel Moccasin scored on a solo effort to lift the Braves into a 7-6 win.
Braves goalie Jace Wolf Child made 38 saves for the win while Mike Muir had 33 stops in the Fort Macleod goal.

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