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Mustangs men's hockey fall to Windsor in overtime

Etay Kuperman

The men’s hockey team has had a rough start to the season. A year removed from a fourth-place finish in the OUA, the Western Mustangs men’s hockey team is 2-3-1 six games into the season, with their biggest test ahead versus the 1st place Windsor Lancers.

 

On the other side of the ice, the Windsor Lancers finished 6th in the conference last year and were subsequently knocked out in the first round of the playoffs. This year they added a former OHL star and NHL draft pick Anthony Salinitri. Anthony was drafted 172nd overall back in 2016 by the Philadelphia Flyers. In his last year in the OHL he had 88 points in 68 games. So far this year he has been tearing it up for the Windsor Men’s hockey team.

 

The Mustangs fell 2-1 in overtime bringing their record to 2-3-2 on the season.

 

The game started off fast, with both team hitting hard, and making good passes. There were plenty of chances in the first period but both goalies stood their ground.

 

The game remained scoreless until the second period, when Mustangs defenceman Sean Montgomery scored a power play goal, to break the scoreless tie.

 

The lancers quickly responded when, forward Alex Friesen scored his third on the season to tie the game.

 

The third period was filled with strong play from both sides. Both teams had ample opportunity to end the game, either during 5 on 5 play or on the power play, but again both goalies stood tall to bring the game to overtime.

 

It wasn’t until two minutes into overtime, when Windsor caught a lucky bounce that resulted in them having a two on 0. Ian Parker knew exactly what to do in that situation, he made a perfect pass to Brenna Feasey, who went top shelf for his third on the season to end the game.

 

The mustangs did however, beat the Waterloo Warriors the very next day, by a final score of 3-2.

 

The Mustangs next game is Thursday November 7nth at 7:30 pm versus the University of Guelph Gryphons in Guelph.