KJHL season kicks off, defending champions Peguis start well

By Juliet Kadzviti/The Interlake Spectator

Two-time back-to-back Keystone Junior Hockey League champions, Peguis First Nation Juniors kicked off their campaign to take their third straight championship title with a win Oct. 7.

The Juniors trounced OCN Storm 7-3 at the Peguis Multiplex Centre, winning their first game on home ice.

In the first period, Peguis netted two goals from Tyrome Spence-Bair and Christian Cochrane, cruising through the first period.

Peguis started the second period strongly, with an Ethan Daniels goal during a power play at 11:09, but the Storm were quick to add two goals of their own from CJ Knutson and Brandon Sinclair-Martin. The period ended 3-2 to Peguis.

In the third period, the Juniors cranked their game a notch up, netting four goals to OCN’s one. Goals for Peguis came from Darian Murdock, Romano Paul, Daniels and Shaydon Mousseau.

Nolan Favel was in goal for Peguis, saving 29 of 32 shots.

More KJHL results

The Arborg Ice Dawgs travelled to St. Malo, narrowly beating the Warriors 4-3 in a shoot out Oct. 6. Colton Davies scored two for the team with Joey Fratanonio saving 31 shots.

The Lundar Falcons faced the Selkirk Fishermen in Warren, losing 4-3 also in a shoot out Oct. 7. Lundar tied the game in the third, but could not break the Fishermen.

The Fisher River Hawks had a tough break on the road, in their first game against the Cross Lake Islanders, losing 6-0  at  the Cross Lake Arena Oct. 7. Fisher River took another hit, losing 6-3 to the Norway House North Stars Oct. 8.

Selkirk tops the south division with their first win, given them 2 pts, while the Islanders and the North Stars are tied for top in the north division at 2 pts each.

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