Mintos sweeps weekend series against Legionnaires

Prince Albert goaltender Jayden Kraus stopped 23 of 26 shots to help the Mintos improve to 2-0-0-0 on the campaign.

Swift Current goaltender Jacob Morris made 12 saves in the loss as the Legionnaires fell to 0-2-0-0 this season.

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It was all PA in the first period as the Mintos quickly took the lead.

Dunn kicked things off in the middle of the frame with a pass from Cole to pocket his first of the year. Five minutes later, Pickford found the back of the net to make it 2-0 at Prince Albert after an hour.

The second period was a little different. Swift Current scored just 90 seconds through Hoiness to cut the lead to one.

The Mintos would restore their lead after an incredible feat of hand-eye coordination. The puck was tossed in the air by a Legionnaires defenseman, but Watson was there to drive the puck home in the air.

Soon after, the floodgates opened for Legionnaires and the goals started rolling in. Swift Current managed to score two goals in 20 seconds over the Mintos thanks to efforts by Quinn-Lagria and Olson to tie the game at three.

PA regained the lead late in the game when they had the man advantage. Watson set up Taylor for the point shot behind the net that blew it home.

In a last-ditch effort, the Legionnaires pulled their goalkeeper for the extra striker in hopes of scoring, but that plan didn’t work as the Prince Albert Mintos defeated Swift Current 4-3.

Next up for PA is two long weeks before a road game in Moose Jaw when they face off against the Windmar Warriors on Saturday, October 8.

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