The defending South Saskatchewan Lacrosse League champions might have a bit of a different line-up from their 2018 squad, but the results were still the same as they won three straight games on their way to a tournament championship in Swift Current over the weekend.
The Mustangs opened the event with a 5-1 win over the Swift Current Rampage before downing the Estevan Voltz 5-1 in their second round robin game. That put them through to the semifinal, where the Weyburn Thrashers opted to forfeit, leading to the championship game where Moose Jaw rolled to a 9-4 win over the Voltz to take first place.
Mustangs 5, Swift Current 1
The Mustangs spread out their scoring in their first game while showing off their defensive chops at the same time.
Caelan Fitzpatrick, Brydon Bell, Kirk Mullen, Ethan Johnson and Blake Butler all had single markers. Moose Jaw led 2-1 after the first and 3-1 through two.
Bryden Kerr was in goal throughout the weekend.
Mustangs 5, Estevan 1
Kael Nichols scored twice as the Mustangs finished first in their pool and advanced to the title game.
Kayde Shymko, Jake Williams and Max Coulson scored their other goals, with the Mustangs holding a 2-0 edge after the first and leading 3-1 through two.
Mustangs 9, Estevan 4
The first-place game was much higher scoring than the previous contests, but the end result was the same.
Fitzpatrick and Atley Calvert each scored once and added three assists while Mullen picked up a pair of markers. Nichols, Shymko, Bell, Brennan Watterson and Jake Williams had single goals.
The Mustangs led 3-2 after the first before expanding their lead to 6-2 through two.
The Midget Mustangs are back in action for their first game of the South Saskatchwan Lacrosse League season on Thursday, Apr. 25 when they travel to Regina. The first home game of the season is Monday, May 13 (7 p.m., Mosaic Place) against Regina 2.