Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - Submitted by Webmaster
The Norway House North Stars trekked west to OCN to take on the Storm. In a high scoring affair, the Storm were able to skate away with a 13-6 victory. Powered by goals from Logan MacDonald, Bryson Werbicki-Mallett (4), Noah Butler, Chavez Constant (2), Blaine Dorion (3) and Dion Fontaine (2) to go along with 19 saves from Braxton Constant kept them ahead of both Peguis and Cross Lake in a battle for second place and home ice in the postseason. Norway House got goals from Jonah Ross-Bradburn (2), Dallas McKay, Austin Henry (2) and Hunter York in a losing effort. Taylor McLeod made 50 saves in the losing net.
The league leading NCN Flames travelled down to Cross Lake to take on the surging Cross Lake Islanders Friday night. In a back and forth tilt, the Islanders took a crucial two points in defeating the Islanders 7-6 in overtime. Dennis Scatch would pot the winner 55 seconds into OT to seal the win. Supported by goals from Wilfred Mcleod, Dennis Scatch (2, includeing the winner in OT), Kadin Ross (3) and Quinton Scatch and a solid 46 saves from Zach Grouette would give them the valuable two points. NCN would get markers from Trent North, Jerome Linklater (2), Chase Muswagon, Henry Muchikekwanape and Albert Berard. Braedin Melstad would return and make 37 saves but be dealt the loss.
NCN would look to turn things around on Saturday in a rematch in Cross Lake with the Islanders. They would pepper Islanders starter Zach Grouette early and often which would chase him out in the third period en route to a decisive 9-2 win. NCN would get markers from Trent North, Jonathan Saunders (2), Henry Muchikekwanape (3), Keistin Saunders (2) and Jason Ouskan. Braedin Melstad would stop 50 of 52 to pick up the win. Cross Lake would get goals from Wilfred Mcleod and Kadin Ross in a losing effort.
Norway House would travel south to Peguis to do battle with the Peguis Juniors. The North Stars would be quite shorthanded with only five skaters, but would pot a quick goal from Jonah Ross-Bradburn to put some doubt in the Juniors' minds. However, they would only add one more midway through the second on the powerplay from Elvis Balfour. Goaltender Talyor McLeod would be peppered with 50 shots and be dealt the loss. Peguis would get goals from Marcus Crate (2), Evan Thickfoot, Travis McPherson (2), Darian Murdock (2), Ethan Daniels (3), Tyrome Spence (6), Shane Bear, Dalen Schultz and Nathaniel Murdock. Drey Flett would make 35 saves and pickup and crucial two points in Peguis' chase for second place.
Sunday's matchup between Peguis and Norway House was forfeited by Norway House due to a lack of healthy players. 1-0 Peguis win.