The Moose Jaw Junior Mustangs got off to the start they wanted to open their Prairie Gold Lacrosse League doubleheader with the Prince Albert Predators on Saturday afternoon.
Unfortunately for the local squad, that was the last good news on the day.
After Moose Jaw’s Braxton Mac Angus opened scoring only 1:27 into the proceedings, the Predators would score six straight goals, taking a 7-3 lead out of the opening frame, and go on to a 21-8 victory in the opening contest.
The rematch was just as tough for the Mustangs, with Prince Albert rolling to a 15-4 win.
Moose Jaw is now 0-5 on the season while the Predators improved to 5-1.
As the score would indicate, Prince Albert didn’t let up as the opening game progressed, building a 16-7 lead through two periods and tacking on another five in the final frame.
Mac Angus finished the game with seven goals, while Jacob Gyman put up a goal and three points. Lucas Saikin added three assists.
Brayden Rieger led Prince Albert with five goals and 13 points, Matthew Cudmore had six goals and 10 points.
Bryden Kerr was exceptionally busy in goal, facing 67 shots, while the Mustangs had 30 at the other end of the floor.
Things were far closer in the early going of the rematch, as Prince Albert took a 5-2 lead out of the first and led 8-3 through two.
Mac Angus had a hat trick to finish with 10 goals over the two games. Ty Farnsworth had their other marker. Gyman, Salkin and Ryder Farnsworth all had two assists each.
Cudmore led Prince Albert with six goals and eight points.
Kerr had 24 stops in the Moose Jaw goal, the Mustangs had 24 shots of their own.
The Mustangs are now off until Saturday, May 27 when they travel to Swift Current for the first of a home-and-home. The return match goes Sunday, May 28 at the Kinsmen Arena, with action getting underway at 7 p.m.