The last time the bantam Mustangs had a game go to a shootout was a year ago against the Yellowknife Wolfpack, which they lost.
With the Wolfpack in town for a three game series, it was time for some shootout revenge.
Going to fourth and fifth shooters in Game 3’s shootout, Mustang Tyson Glass drifted out to the right wing before cutting in front of the Wolfpack goalie, snapping it through the five-hole for a 4-3 win Sunday at Takhini Arena.
“He’s a great little hockey player,” said Mustang Brett Roulston, who scored a goal in each of the three games, speaking of Glass. “He’s really speedy and has great hands.”
The Mustangs lost their first two games against the visiting team, 5-3 Friday and 4-2 Saturday. In both losses the Mustangs found themselves fighting an uphill battle, going down 5-0 in the first game and 4-0 in the second.
“We made good games out of them, we just didn’t have enough in the end,” said Mustangs coach Jay Glass. “We thought we played three periods today for the first time and we got better as the series went on and that’s what we were looking for.”
After a scoreless first, Glass opened the scoring for the Mustangs to make it 1-1, before Scott Merideth gave his team their first lead of the series with 7:04 left in the period. Up again after Roulston’s early third-period goal, Wolfpack’s Anthony Parsons tied it on the power play.
“We had good intensity throughout the series but today we all showed up to play and it was a great team effort,” said Roulston. “I don’t think there was any turning point; both teams were neck-and-neck the whole game.”
Other Mustangs scorers in the series included Merideth and Gibson Pearson on Friday and Mitch Read on Saturday.
Topping the scoring for the Wolfpack was captain Keegan Hnatiw, amassing nine points, including six goals.
“It’s good to see they have such a good calibre in Yellowknife,” said Glass. “They were a real tough team and probably one of the tougher ones we’ve played all year.”
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