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Black Hawks swoop into Macleod for win

Tyce Gallamore of the Fort Macleod Mustangs steps into Chad Sewall of the Brooks Black Hawks

Fort Macleod Mustangs goalie Joel Hasselman and teammate Colby Charteris watch a high shot sail past the net.

Fort Macleod Mustangs started strong Saturday night but couldn’t hold off a determined flock of Brooks Black Hawks.
The Mustangs took an early 2-0 lead in the Ranchland Hockey League game, but the Black Hawks fought back to steal a 6-3 win.
Fort Macleod will try to get back on a winning track Saturday, Jan. 28 when they host Lomond Lakers at 8:30 p.m.
The Mustangs showed no signs of rust Saturday in their first game since mid December.
Landen Collings staked the home town team to a 1-0 lead with a powerplay goal six minutes into the first period. Tyler Bilodeau assisted on the goal.
Less than three minutes later the Mustangs struck again. This time Tyce Gallamore scored, with Ben Webb picking up the assist.
That 2-0 lead stood up for about 2 1/2 minutes in the fast-paced game until Terry Chaffer got Brooks on the scoreboard.
Things took a turn for the worse for the Mustangs in the last four minutes of the opening period.
First, Brett Martin scored with 3:59 left to tie the game, and then just 35 seconds later Chaffer scored his second of the game to put Brooks ahead for good.
With just 16 seconds on the clock an unassisted marker by Cole Smith sent the Black Hawks into the dressing room with a 4-2 lead.
The teams were scoreless through most of the second period until Geoff Tiffin got one past Joel Hasselman to increase Brooks’ lead to 5-2.

Cole Matson of the Fort Macleod Mustangs gets a face wash in front of the net from Jeff Weatherhead of the Brooks Black Hawks

The Mustangs gamely battled and were rewarded just over two minutes into the third period when Kent Broere scored, assisted by Gallamore and Nick Yorgason to narrow the gap to 5-3.
Brooks added a goal by Chad Sewall with just under six minutes left to clinch the 6-3 win.
Hasselman made 31 saves in the Fort Macleod goal, while Brooks counterpart Mike Houde blocked 24 shots.

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