High-scoring first period gives Melfort Mustangs the win

MELFORT — It was another game with a high-scoring first period – but unlike Game 3, Game 4 of the semifinals went to the Melfort Mustangs.

The  April 5 game in Melfort saw the Mustangs win 4-1 over the Estevan Bruins, resulting in the semifinal series being at 3-2 for Melfort.

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Halfway through the first period, Melfort's Colton Schell scored the first goal of the game. That was quickly answered 11 seconds later with a goal from Isaiah Thomas.

The Mustangs didn't allow the tie to stand. Five minutes later, Melfort's Tanner Zentner scored a power play goal, which was quickly followed up by another power play goal by Carson Albrecht.

After the active period that was the first, the second period saw no goals scored.

In the third period, with less than three minutes left in the game, Melfort's Carson Albrecht scored a shorthanded empty netter.

Melfort's Noah Giesbrecht stopped 32 out of 33 shots on his net, while Estevan's Grant Boldt stopped 22 out of 25.

The next game of the series will be in Estevan on Sunday, April 7.

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