The Almaguin Spartans got back to their regular winning ways with a 4:2 victory over the South Muskoka Shield on home ice this weekend. The Spartans have had their ups-and-downs during this rebuilding season, but this weekend’s victory was a step in the right direction for the organization.
Star forward Deivids Tempelmanis had four points and was the game’s first star.
Young shining goaltender Martin Petiul had another strong showing. The 2001 top goaltending prospect made 35 saves in the match to be the game’s second star while Captain Ralfs Circenis had two points himself.
Although the Spartans only won by a two goal spread, the Spartans carried the pace and also outshot the Shield 49-37.
Almaguin will look to finish the 2018 year strong with a home-and-home series against the West Nipissing Lynx next weekend.