Lamotte, Ozar lead Mintos over Battlefords

By Roger White
December 20, 2017 - 10:00am

Forward Austin Lamotte recorded his second consecutive three-point game with a pair of goals (9,10) and an assist as the Prince Albert Mintos defeated the Battlefords Stars 7-3 Tuesday in Midget AAA hockey action at the North Battleford Civic Centre.

Lamotte’s performance followed his three point game on Sunday against the Notre Dame Argos and extends his consecutive point streak to nine games. Kade McMillian also had a pair of goals (7,8) for the Mintos with singles going to Josh Pillar (17), Tanner Robin (10), and Luke Nkwama (12)

Rookie defenseman Alex Ozar had his best game in a Minto jersey chipping in with three-assists. This effort gives him a team best 21 helpers this season.

Prince Albert led 2-0 after one period and 5-2 after 40 minutes of play. The Mintos scored three power play goals in six opportunities while the Stars were 0-3 with the man advantage.

Carter Woodside turned aside 20 of the 23 shots he faced for his 11th win in 13 starts this season while Battlefords Carter Serhyenko faced 38 shots in total including 20 in the first period.

The win moves Prince Albert (27-21-4-2) into third place in the standings with 44 points, trailing only Notre Dame (47) and Regina (47) by three points with the Tisdale Trojans just two back again at 42 points.

The Mintos are off for the Christmas break and will return to action on Saturday Jan. 6 when they travel to Yorkton to play the Maulers.


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