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Midget Mustangs post shutout win over Thrashers

Simpson gets clean sheet as Moose Jaw outshoots Weyburn 97-5 in league contest
The Moose Jaw Mustangs have had as dominant a season on recent record so far in the South Saskatchewan Lacrosse League Midget division, but on Thursday night they took it to a whole ’nother level.

The Mustangs had little difficulty with the last-place Weyburn Thrashers in league action at Mosaic Place, building a 3-0 lead in the first period and never looking back on their way to an 8-0 win.

Even with that number of goals, the score was remarkably flattering to the Thrashers, if only for a look at the shot clock.

Moose Jaw 97, Weyburn 5.

As in three short of 100 shots for the game on Weyburn goaltender Ty Petersen. While holding the Thrashers to less than a half dozen scoring opportunities at the other end. The reason why was obvious while watching the game as the Mustangs were able to effortlessly move the ball while also dominating loose balls right from the opening face-off.

It all made for an easy night for Mac Simpson and Bryden Kerr in the Moose Jaw goal, with plenty of opportunity to watch what was taking place at the other end of the floor.

“That was a pretty good game, there were lots of shots on goal and we had a good motion offence. It was probably one of the best games I’ve seen us play,” Simpson said. “We had good defence, our offensive play was great, it was a really good game for us.

Interestingly enough, things were still fairly close when the shot clock rolled over to 70 midway through the second period – the Mustangs only held a 3-0 lead at that point, an edge that can be erased in no time at all in lacrosse.

“This goalie was outstanding, he was so good,” Simpson said with a tone of awe. “We need to get him moving a more and we could probably score some more, but a win’s a win.”

Atley Calvert led the offence with two goals and three assists to go along with a pair of markers and an assist each from Caelan Fitzpatrick and Kael Nichols. Ethan Johnson and Ethan Peters had their other goals.

The win saw the Mustangs improve to 5-0 on the season, having scored 50 goals while giving up only seven.

Next action for Moose Jaw is Tuesday, May 28 when they take on the Regina Snipers (8 p.m., Mosaic Place).





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