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Macleod Mustangs ride three-game win streak

Tanner Benns of the Fort Macleod Mustangs checks a Lomond Laker in Saturday night’s game in Fort Macleod.

Fort Macleod Mustangs opened the new year with a three-game winning streak.
The Mustangs returned to action following the Ranchland Hockey League’s Christmas break with wins over Blackfoot Minors, Blood Tribe Warriors and Lomond Lakers.
The Mustangs are back in action Friday, Feb. 4 when they travel to Pincher Creek to battle Peigan Cowboys at 8:30 p.m.
The next home game for the Mustangs is at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 against Blood Tribe Warriors.
Mustangs 9 Lakers 4
Greg Schimanski scored three goals and set up two others Saturday night as the host Mustangs dumped Lomond Lakers 9-4.
The Mustangs took a 4-1 lead in the first period and held a 7-2 advantage going into the third period.
The Mustangs fired 53 shots at Lakers goalie Riley Blinco, while Lomond directed 40 at Lincoln Carride.
Justin Donahue and Andy MacIntyre each had a goal and an assist for the Mustangs and Cole Matson, Tyson Thompson, Kevin Olson and Jadon Porterfield also scored.
Tyler Bilodeau picked up three assists on Fort Macleod goals, Brendan Bobby had two helpers and Call Marr, Tanner Benns, Darin Kay, Jeff Anderson and Hayden Shackel each had one.
Jeremy Kenyon scored twice for Lomond and set up the other two goals by Kevin Parenteau and Jason Kenyon.

Darin Kay of the Fort Macleod Mustangs finds the traffic heavy Saturday as he’s trapped in the crease between Lomond Lakers goalie Riley Blinco and defenceman Mitch Honess.

Mustangs 9 Warriors 0
Cody Hall turned aside 15 shots on Jan. 16 to record a shutout as the Mustangs blanked Blood Tribe Warriors 9-0.
Sam Webber scored twice, Kevin Olson had a goal and three assists and Tyce Gallamore, Jeff Anderson and Hayden Shackel each had a goal and an assist for the Mustangs.
Tanner Benns, Michael Fruman and Tyler Bilodeau also scored for Fort Macleod.
Greg Schimanski assisted on three goals and Darin Kay, Lander Marr, Tyson Thompson and Cody Hall each had one helper.
Mustangs 8 Miners 6
Fort Macleod built a 6-2 lead Jan. 16 at Siksika and then needed two late goals to edge Blackfoot Miners 8-6.
The Mustangs jumped to a 3-1 first-period lead on goals by Shackel, Gallamore and Schimanski.
A pair of second-period goals by Andy MacIntyre had the Mustangs in front 5-2 after 40 minutes.
After Shackel scored his second to increase Fort Macleod’s lead to 6-2, the Minors roared back with four goals to tie the game.
Tyson Thompson got the winner with eight minutes left and Tyler Bilodeau added an insurance marker 22 seconds later to give the Mustangs an 8-6 win.

Fort Macleod Mustangs goalie Lincoln Carride watches closely as Kevin Parenteau of the Lomond Lakers battles Mustangs Lander Marr for the puck.

MacIntyre had two goals and an assist for the Mustangs, Shackel scored two goals and Tyce Gallamore, Tyson Thompson and Tyler Bilodeau each had a goal and an assist.
Greg Schimanski scored the other goal, Kevin Olson had two assists and Michael Fruman, Jadon Porterfield, Cole Matson and Jeff Anderson each had one assist.
Lincoln Carride made 35 saves in the Fort Macleod net.
Mike White Quills scored twice for the Minors and Jody Labelle, Derek Watson, Trevor Pelletier and Adam Gordon had singles.

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