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The Thompson Sports News


The Norman Northstars hosted the Central Plains Capitals over the weekend at the C.A. Nesbitt Arena.

 

Before the game got underway Saturday night, two players were honoured by the Northstars for reaching 100 games played. Michael Venne and Ethan Stuckless both received a certificate and commemorative watch from Norman Northstars President Brad Salamandyk .

 

Once the puck dropped, the atmosphere of those in attendance quickly changed. The Capitals struck quickly and left the first period with a 5-0 lead.

 

Central Plains went on to add three more in the second and two in the third. Zak Smith led the way for the Capitals with two goals and two assists.

 

Norman Northstars leading scorer Dennis Scatch potted his 14th of the year, the lone goal of the night for the Norman side, as the Capitals won 10-1.

 

Sunday afternoon saw the Capitals once again get out to an early lead, this time leading 1-0 after the first period.

 

The Central Plains side would go on to add six more to skate away with a 7-1 victory.

 

The Capitals went five for ten on the powerplay, with Zak Smith, Lane Taylor and Reilly Funk each netting three points.

 

Keith Blacksmith scored his first goal for the Northstars from Alex Murray and Hunter Rambow in the loss.

 

With the weekend losses, the Northstars fall to 7-34-0-0-1.

 

The Norman Northstars will close out the season at home this weekend as the 16-21-0-1-3 Parkland Rangers visit Thompson.

 

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