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Fort Macleod Mustangs run win streak to nine

Four unanswered second-period goals proved to be the difference Saturday night as Fort Macleod Mustangs beat Kainai Chiefs 11-6 in a Ranchland Hockey League game at Stand Off.
The win was Fort Macleod’s ninth in a row and keeps them in first place overall in the Ranchland league.
The Chiefs get another crack at the Mustangs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at the Fort Macleod and District Sports Centre.
Mustangs 11 Chiefs 6
The teams battled through a tight first period to emerge tied 3-3.
Before the fans had even settled into their seats, Ty Day Chief opened the scoring just a minute into the game, with C.J. Dixon assisting.
Three minutes later the Mustangs tied it up on a goal by Brendan Bobby, with Tyce Gallamore and Hayden Shackel drawing assists.
Five minutes later the Mustangs took a 2-1 lead on a goal by Cole Matson, assisted by Shackel and Gallamore.
That lead stood up until Ian Creighton scored with about four minutes left in the period. Nathon Black Water and Sean Day Chief assisted.
Kainai took a 3-2 lead with about a minute left in the period on a goal by Ty Day Chief, assisted by Wilbur Yellow Old Woman.
Fort Macleod answered just 49 seconds later on a goal by Gallamore, who was set up by Shackel.
Eleven minutes into the second period Gallamore scored his second, again assisted by Shackel, to make it 4-3.
Three minutes later Gallamore completed his natural hat trick with an unassisted marker making it 5-3.
A minute later Fort Macleod went up 6-3 on a goal by Shae Ouellette. Eric Kay picked up the assist.
Two minutes later Bobby scored his second of the game, this one unassisted, to boost Fort Macleod’s lead to 7-3.
Then with two minutes left in the period Shackel scored to make it 8-3, with Matson and Bobby assisting.
Fort Macleod continued its onslaught early in the third period as Ouellette and Gallamore scored goals a minute apart to make it 10-3. Gallamore and Shackel had assists on the goals.
Then Blaine Amiotte scored for Kainai, assisted by Waylon Heavy Runner and Gordon Morning Bull Jr.
Three minutes later Black Water scored to make it 10-5, with Amiotte getting an assist.
Four minutes later Ouellette completed his hat trick to put Fort Macleod up 11-5. Tyson Thompson and Call Marr assisted.
Amiotte scored his second of the game with three minutes to play to wrap up the scoring.

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