Mustang girls face top league rivals this week

MANITOULIN—The Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) Mustang girls’ hockey team will host one of the league’s top teams, the College Notre Dame Alouette girls, today (Wednesday, January 15) at 3:30 pm.

“The Mustangs are in the A division of the Sudbury league this year and started the season strong, but have struggled of late against the top team,” said coach Steve Doane. “Things won’t get easier this week as they play number three in the league, Marymount, on Tuesday and Notre Dame on Wednesday, but if they play with the same energetic style they showed this past weekend, anything is possible.”

Last weekend, the Mustangs played in the Wikwemikong Ladies’ Hockey Tournament, losing 3-2 in an exciting final against the Northern Storm.

“The Storm was a strong skating team that moved the puck well, beating the girls handily in the round robin game between the teams,” explained Mr. Doane. “The final played out differently with the Mustangs getting out to a 1-0 lead on the Storm. The Storm were able to tie the game and then take a lead in the third period. The Mustangs kept battling and were able to tie the game 2-2 on an exciting goal from Robin Lentir to Taylor Peltier with 56 seconds left and their net empty. The Storm were the better team on this day, but it was nice to see the Mustangs give them a bit of a scare and it was an entertaining game.”

Cheer on the Mustang girls today at the M’Chigeeng arena at 3:30 pm!

 Robin Burridge