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Bantam Mustangs earn commanding win to open regular season

Seven-goal first period leads to 20-3 win in Regina
The interesting thing about the Moose Jaw Mustangs’ season-opening game in the South Saskatchewan Lacrosse League Bantam division was just how close things were through the first 14 minutes.

In fact, the Mustangs found themselves only holding a 3-2 lead over the Regina Outlaws with 6:30 to play in the opening frame. But three goals in 28 turned the tide decisively and, 14 goals later, the Mustangs had their first commanding win in the books to the tune of a 20-3 victory at the Co-Operators Centre in Regina.

Rowan Calvert led the assault with a 10-point effort, scoring four times and adding six assists. Liam Fitzpatrick was right behind with three goals and four helpers to go along with a three goal, three assist performance from Dalton Cushway.

Davin Williams added a hat trick for the Mustangs, who led 7-2 after the first and 14-3 through two. Logan Hawley added a pair of goals, Lukas Salkin scored once and with three assists. Payton Kell, Colton Ebbett, Cashton Seaborg and Eric Woodley had one goal each.

Walker Williams was in goal for the win and even picked up an assist.

The Bantam Mustangs are back in action Monday when they host the Weyburn Thrashers. Game time is 6:30 p.m. at Mosaic Place.

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