MSS Mustang boys begin New Year in B Division play

The Mustangs face off against the Lockerby Vikings last Thursday. photo by Michael Erskine

MANITOULIN—The Manitoulin Mustangs boys’ hockey team will start the New Year in the B division following a busy end-of-season with back to back hockey.

Since our last Mustangs story, dated December 13, the Mustangs played the LoEllen Park Knights on December 18, losing by a score of 3 to 0. The Mustangs then played the Lockerby Vikings the following day, December 19, winning the game 4 to 0.

“Our record was 4 and 4 going into last night’s (December 21) game with L’Horizon,” said Mustangs coach Steve Doane. “We needed a win or a tie to qualify for A Division but lost 3 to 2. I thought that we played well enough to win, but it just wasn’t in the cards. We had one goal leads for most of the game but just could not finish them off. We need to generate more offense in the second half of the schedule.”

Brandon Anwhatin Lewis played goal for the Mustangs last Thursday. Goals were scored by Jayden Little assisted by Connor Bellore, and Zack Paul assisted by Kyle Debssige and Greg Doane.

The Mustangs finished sixth out of 10 teams which places them in the B Division.

The Mustangs next play against Lasalle on Thursday, January 11 at 4:30 pm in Little Current and again on Friday, January 12 when Lockerby will be the visiting team for the Connor Croft double header fundraiser game.

The Mustang girls play at 6 pm on January 12 followed by the boys at 7:30 pm.

“Then we are on the road for two games in January—Monday, January 15 versus Lively at Carmichael Arena at 7 pm and in Espanola on Wednesday, January 17 at 1:30 pm.”