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Back-to-back wins for Rustlers hockey club

By January 26, 2023No Comments
Rustlers forward Mykayla Pylypow fights for the puck in front of the Trojans’ net on Friday night. Taylor Weaver Meridian Source

 

It was a busy weekend for the Lakeland College King’s Energy Group Rustlers Hockey Club (5-4-1) as they hosted the SAIT Trojans (2-9-0) for back-to-back homers at the Russ Robertson Arena.

Currently on a three-game win streak, the Rustlers started the weekend campaign on Friday and came away with a 1-0 win over the Trojans. The Rustlers also outshot the Trojans 42-18.

Riding the high from Friday’s win, the Rustlers returned to the Russ for a 2 p.m. game on Saturday where they upset the Trojans 5-2.

Rustlers centre Hailey Carothers was first on the scoreboard at the 0:22 mark in the first frame before Kennedy Taylor lit the lamp at 1:15. Carothers would get another on the powerplay before SAIT made it a 3-1 game after 2o.

Lakeland’s Janay Williams put away an unassisted shorthanded goal at 9:17 in the second, making it a 4-1 game going into the third.

SAIT’s Tamryn Ward got a quick power-play goal 46 seconds into the third, but the nail in the coffin for the Trojans came at the hands of Rustlers winger Laiken Swan at the 12:02 mark.

The Rustlers travel to NAIT on Friday to face off against the Ooks before returning to the Russ on Saturday night to host the Ooks at 7 p.m.

The Rustlers also host the Red Deer Polytechnic Queens at the Russ on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. before hitting the road to Red Deer on Feb. 4.