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Bantam Mustangs win season-opening tournament

Moose Jaw squad goes undefeated on way to claiming gold in Swift Current
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If the first tournament of the season is any indication, the Moose Jaw Bantam Mustangs could well be on their way to a banner campaign.

The Mustangs picked up four straight wins on their way to taking first place during the event in Swift Current this past weekend, defeating the Lethbridge Cudas 5-2 in the championship final.

Along the way they took a 6-2 win over Swift Current TT, defeated Weyburn 11-2 (scoring information unavailable) and edged Swift Current MW 2-1 in the semifinal.

Mustangs 6 Swift Current TT 2

Liam Fitzpatrick and Dylan Bandet each had a goal and an assist in the Mustangs’s tourney opening win.

Josh Johnson, Rowan Calvert, Eric Woodley and Carter Michaluk all had single markers as Moose Jaw took a 3-1 lead out of the first period and led 4-2 through two. Kayde Kell added two assists.

Mustangs 2, Swift Current MW 1

Calvert scored his second goal of the game with 4:37 remaining in the game to send his team to the tournament final.

Walker Williams was in goal for the win.

Mustangs 5, Lethbridge 2

The Mustangs showed off their offensive balance in the championship contest, with five different players scoring goals.

Calvert, Aaron Barnett, Mason Williams, Tyson Bruce and Cashton Seaborg each scored once for the Mustangs, who built on their 2-1 first period lead with a pair of goals in the second to hold a 4-2 edge.

The Mustangs open their South Saskatchewan Lacrosse League Bantam division schedule on Apr. 23 when they travel to Regina. Their first home game is Apr. 29 against Weyburn (6:30 p.m., Mosaic Place).




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