The Norman Northstars finished off the 2018/2019 season on a high note with a two-game weekend sweep of the Interlake Lightning.
The two teams had played twice earlier in the season, with the Lighting coming away with all four points.
This weekend was different, however, and started with a 5-4 shootout win for the Northstars.
The Nor-Man side did not have the lead at all throughout the game, as it was a continual cycle of the Lightning scoring and the Northstars tying it up. The shootout is where that changed, however, as Henry Muchikekwanape was the only player to put the puck past either goalie.
Muchikekwanape was key in the Northstars comeback with two goals and two assists in regulation.
Yesterday’s game was very different, as the Northstars were red hot on the power play and didn’t let up.
Interlake led 2-0 late in the first period before Kadin Ross and Keistin Saunders scored to send the teams into the break all tied up.
Goals from Jamie Valentino and Jordan Pfoh put the Northstars ahead in the second with power play, setting the stage for the third period.
Muchikekwanape scored with the man advantage less than a minute into the third.
Pfoh finished the afternoon with seven points (1g, 6a), while Saunders had five points (1g, 4a). Both Valentino and Hunter Rambow finished with two goals and two assists each.
With the wins, the Norman Northstars climbed out of the league basement with a record of 8-38-2-.
Muchikekwanape finished the season, and his midget hockey career, with 61 points (34g, 27a). That total was good enough to finish 13th in league scoring. In 104 career games with the Northstars, Muchikekwanape had 52 goals and 42 assists for 94 points.
Captain Hunter Rambow also finished off his midget hockey career yesterday, posting career best numbers in goals (21), assists (28) and points (49). Rambow finishes his Northstars career with 102 points in 137 games.