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Mustangs return to indoor action as box lacrosse makes comeback

Moose Jaw drops pair in 12U action in Swift Current, take split in 14U competition, fall to Swift in 16U to kick off new season
Mustangs U12 SC action
The 12A Mustangs in action in Swift Current this past weekend.
You could say it was a long time coming, but that would be a heck of an understatement.

Teams from the Moose Jaw Lacrosse Association were back in box lacrosse action this past weekend and saw a mixed bag of results, but that was almost beside the point -- just having a chance to get back on the floor and play the game the Mustangs dominated for decade was reward in itself.

In the 12-and-under division, the Mustangs lost 5-3 and 5-1 to the Swift Current Rampage, while their 16U counterparts dropped a 7-6 decision in Swift Current.

The 14U Mustangs, meanwhile, split their two games in Regina, taking an 8-3 win over the Fighting Irish and dropping a 12-6 decision to the Regina Ice.

Swift Current 5, 12U Mustangs 3

The Mustangs trailed 2-0 after the first and made a game of it with three second-period goals but wouldn’t get any closer.

Caiden Arnott had a goal and an assist for Moose Jaw, Cooper Fulton and Hayden Nidesh had their other markers.

Jordan Ebbett and Reid Yeroschak split time in goal.

Swift Current 5, 12U Mustangs 1

Moose Jaw got off to a solid start and took a 1-0 lead out of the first period, but the Rampage scored three in the second and tacked on two more in the third for their four-goal win.

Nidesh had their lone marker; Yeroschack started in goal and gave way to Ebbett in the second period.

Swift Current 7, 16U Mustangs 6

The Mustangs led 2-1 after the first and found themselves tied 3-3 through two before a sudden outbreak of scoring saw the two teams combine for seven goals in just under four minutes early in the third. 

The Rampage would get the better of the outburst and nurse a one-goal lead for the final 13:36 to secure the win.

Liam Fitzpatrick scored twice and added an assist, while Colton Ebbett and Cashton Seaborg had two goals each for Moose Jaw. Mason Williams racked up four assists.

Luke Andrews and Walker Williams split time in goal.

14U Mustangs 8, Fighting Irish 3

Brodyn Pladson scored four times and added two assists as Moose Jaw cruised to their comfortable win.

Lachlan Clark tacked on a pair of goals for the Mustangs, who led 2-0 after the first and 6-2 through two. Ryder Gilroy had a goal and two assists, Chase McKee scored once and added a helper.

Colton Flanagan was in goal for the win.

Ice 12, 14U Mustangs 6

The Mustangs just couldn’t keep pace with Regina in their other contest, trailing 4-2 after the first and 8-6 through two before the Ice tacked on four unanswered in the third.

Pladson had a hat trick, Gilroy had two goals and two assists, McKee scored once and added two assists.