Mintos hammer Argos, move into fourth place

The Prince Albert Mintos had a lot to celebrate over the weekend. They crushed the Nortre Dame Argos 6-1 and 10-3 in a pair of games at the Art Hauser Centre. -- Jason Kerr/Daily Herald

The goals came in bunches for the Prince Albert Mintos over the weekend, as the club extended their winning streak to eight games with a pair of big wins at the Art Hauser Centre.

Logan Barlage led the way with five goals and three assists, as the Mintos trounced the Notre Dame Argos 6-1 on Saturday and 10-3 on Sunday.

With the SMAAAHL season winding down, Minto head coach Ken Morrison said he’s happy to see his club heating up at the right time.

“I would say we’re playing the best that we’ve played all season,” Morrison said. “Hopefully we’re not peaking too early, but it’s good to come in with some confidence.”

Kyrell Sopotyk was the second most productive Minto, registering four goals and three assists, while Cale Elder stopped a combined 26 of 30 shots to earn both victories.

Braden Schneider, Wyatt Arndt, Cael Zimmerman, Ty Mosimann and Austin Lamotte also tallied for the Mintos, who improve to 26-15-1 on the season. The wins were enough to inch the Prince Albert club into fourth place in the SMAAAHL standings, just ahead of the inactive Saskatoon Contacts.

Morrison said the challenge is to now make sure his players stick to that successful formula.

“We tell the guys to never be too high when you’re winning and never too low when you lose,” he said. “Just try and be ready to play every game and be ready to work hard for 60 minutes. I think we’ve been playing the right way and guys are starting to figure out what we need to do to be successful.”

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