There was a good home crowd turnout for the first PC Hockey game of the year. The game was also the first league game of the new South Central High School Hockey League and the first game of the year played under the new USA Hockey guidance for rules and emphasis around body contact.
All three teams on the ice, the Mustangs, the Eagles and the officials definitely felt the impact of the new approach to enforcement as the teams combined for 46 penalties for 174 penalty minutes in a game that was only 51 minutes long.
It was a good, close game with the Eagles handing on to a 1-0 score headed into the third period until the Eagles scored two quick goals, one shorthanded. The Mustangs finally got on the board when Ryan Jaros poked the puck from an Eagle player and Jaden Sorenson grabbed the loose change as he skated into the zone and blasted it past the Eagle goaltender.
After a billion more penalties, the Eagles scored 3 more goals in the last few minutes of the game to win 6-1.
The Mustangs play next in a Thanksgiving Tournament held in Chelsea at the Arctic Coliseum.