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Lethbridge Lightning lead Fort Macleod Mustangs 3-0 in final series

Fort Macleod Mustangs will be fighting for their playoff lives when they hit the ice Saturday, March 30 at Nicholas Sheran Arena.

Lethbridge Lightning thumped the Mustangs 7-1 Friday to take a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven Ranchland Hockey League championship series.

The teams were to play Saturday in Lethbridge but the game was postponed due to inclement weather and poor highway driving conditions.

Face off is 7:30 p.m. for Saturday’s game in Lethbridge.

The fifth game, if necessary, is set for 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 31 at the Fort Macleod and District Sports Centre.

Lightning 7 Mustangs 1

The Lightning struck for four straight first-period goals Friday at the Fort Macleod and District Sports Centre on their way to a 7-1 win.

The win gave Lethbridge a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Mitchell McAllister, Jacob Charko, Garrett Johnston and Jalen Twigg found the back of the net to stake Lethbridge to a 4-0 lead.

Robbie McLean, assisted by Joshua McCulloch and Cole Archibald, got Fort Macleod’s only goal with just under seven minutes left in the opening period.

Charko scored the only goal of the second period and then Johnston, who collected paycheques in the American and East Coast hockey leagues, added two more in the third period.

Jason Creighton picked up two assists on Lightning goals and Taylor Bilodeau, Cole Matson, James Price, Brady Matson, and Cam Creighton each had one.

Aaron DeKok faced 32 shots in goal for Fort Macleod.

Alex Sirard made 28 saves in goal for the Lightning.

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