Mintos sink Contacts with offensive outburst

Prince Albert Mintos netminder Carter Woodside searches for the puck during a goalmouth scramble at the Art Hauser Centre of Sept. 17. Woodside and the Mintos downed the visiting Saskatoon Contacts 5-1. -- Jason Kerr/Daily Herald.

Goaltenders Cale Elder and Carter Woodside combined for 21 saves and Austin Lamotte had a three point night as the Prince Albert Mintos downed the Saskatoon Contacts 5-1 on Sunday.

The Contacts never trailed during the contest, building up a 4-0 lead before the visitors broke the shutout.

Brandon Von Hagen opened the scoring for the Mintos midway through the first period, with assists to Tanner Robin and Noah Barlage. Alex Moar then made it 2-0 with a shorthanded marker seven minutes into the second.

Goals from Hunter Schnell and Logan Rawlyk made it 4-1 Mintos before Jordan Bairos scored on a strange bouncer that ricocheted into the net during a goalmouth scramble.

Lamotte restored Prince Albert’s four-goal lead when he converted a cross-ice pass from Von Hagen with less than one minute to play.

The Mintos are back in action on Tuesday when they take on the Beardy’s Blackhawks at the Art Hauser Centre. Puck drop is 7 p.m.