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The Prince Albert Mintos take on the Saskatoon Contacts at the Art Hauser Centre on Thursday night. The season series is currently tied 1-1. (File photo)

Mintos top Trojans 2-1, prepare for Thursday night tilt against Saskatoon

After fending off the team that trails them in the standings, the Prince Albert Mintos are preparing to face the squad sitting directly ahead of them.

A power play goal by Austin Lamotte was the difference as the fifth-place Mintos defeated the fourth-place Tisdale Trojans 2-1 at the Tisdale Recplex on Tuesday night.

Mintos manager Don Fauchoux called the win a “total team effort.”

“We had all four lines going very heard, we killed off every penalty … we just kept rolling the lines and we had a lot of energy (Tuesday) night at both ends of the ice,” he said.

“Any time you go to Tisdale it’s a highly-intense game because of the big rivalry. It was a great back-and-forth game with solid goaltending on both parts.”

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Tale of the Tape

On Jan. 19 the Prince Albert Mintos welcome the Saskatoon Contacts to the Art Hauser Centre. This is the last time the two teams will face off in P.A. this season.

Record: Prince Albert — 16-14-0-1; Saskatoon — 20-8-0-2

Last 10: Prince Albert — 5-5-0-0; Saskatoon — 7-2-0-1

Top scorers: Prince Albert — Logan Barlage (46 points); Saskatoon — Quinton Ong (43 points)

Goals for/against: Prince Albert — 101/91; Saskatoon — 133/84

Last meeting: Jack Michell and Chance Adrian both had three-point nights and goalie Jordan Frey made 40 saves as the Contacts bested the Mintos 6-2 at the Art Hauser Centre on Dec. 1, 2016.


Game Summary

Prince Albert 2, Tisdale 1

First Period

  1. Prince Albert, Pyne 6 (Leicht), 12:22

Second Period

  1. Prince Albert, Lamotte 6 (Schneider, Sopotyk), 13:08 (pp)

Third Period

  1. Tisdale, Hawes 11 (unassisted), 12:13

Goalies: Prince Albert — Tye Morin, 31 saves (W, 9-10-0); Tisdale — Ethan Anders, 35 saves, (L, 10-10-0)