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Mustangs meet Nanton; Brooks to play Lomond

It will be a horse race to determine which team advances to the Ranchland Hockey League championship series.
Fort Macleod Mustangs host Nanton Palominos on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8:30 p.m. in the first game of the semifinals.
In the other semifinals series Brooks Black Hawks host Lomond Lakers on Saturday, Feb. 26 and Sunday, Feb. 27.
Palominos sweep
The Palominos reached the semifinals by sweeping their best of three quarterfinal series against Peigan Cowboys.
The Palominos opened their series with Peigan with a 9-0 win Saturday in Pincher Creek.
Nanton scored two powerplay goals in the first period, added two more goals in the second and then closed out the win with five unanswered third-period goals.
Chris Gerla scored four goals and Curtis Billsten had a hat trick for Nanton and Steve McMasters and Adam Matchett added singles.
Goaltender Bradley Dragger earned the shutout.
On Sunday at Stavely Arena the Palominos scored two unanswered third-period goals to clinch a 4-2 win, and the series.
Charles First Rider and Weston Omeaso staked the Cowboys to a 2-0 lead with the only goals of the first period.
Nanton battled back to tie the game 2-2 on second-period goals by Greg Martin and Billsten.
Martin got his second goal of the game in the third period and Chris Helgason added an insurance marker as Nanton won the game 4-2, and the series 2-0.
Lomond downs Kainai
In the other quarterfinal series Lomond Lakers lost the opener to Kainai Chiefs but rallied to win the next two to advance to the semifinals.
The series opened Friday at Stand Off with the Kainai edging Lomond 5-4.
The teams were tied 2-2 after the first period but then Kainai pulled ahead 4-2 in the second.
Lomond fought back with two shorthanded goals early in the third to tie the game, but Waylon Heavy Runner scored with 3:40 to play to give the Chiefs a 5-4 win.
Ty Day Chief scored twice for the Chiefs and Ian Creighton and Shawn Wells had singles.
Josh Weist recorded a hat trick for Lomond and Jason Kenyon also scored.
The scene shifted to Lomond for the second game on Saturday, and this time it was the host Lakers pulling out a 6-3 win.
Josh Wiest scored another hat trick and set up another goal for Lomond and Cody Mathieu, Nowal Pierson and Rustin Murray had singles.
Creighton, Heavy Runner and Cash Shade replied for the Chiefs.
The Lakers left nothing to chance in the third game, also at Lomond, as they blitzed the Chiefs 13-3.
Josh Wiest scored his third straight hat trick and Murray also scored three times for the Lakers.
Zac Hendricks scored twice for Lomond and Clayton Wiest, Clayton Turcato, Lane Hendricks, Mathieu and Jaden Odland had singles.
Shawn Wells had all three Kainai goals.

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