A rough ride in Swift Current was delayed a day, but it was worth the wait.
The Moose Jaw Mustangs endured a nasty battle with the Rampage to pick up an 11-6 victory in Prairie Gold Lacrosse League Play Thursday.
The match had been scheduled for Wednesday, but was moved due to a lack of game officials.
"Good game. Real rough," said Mustangs coach Doug Johnson. "We had a lot of penalty kill and a lot of power play."
Tony Oak had four goals for the Prairie Gold Lacrosse League squad, while Tyler Dobrescu added three. Mitch Dougal scored one, as did Patrick Jukes, Taylor Dobrescu and Frankie Davalos.
Johnson said that the Mustangs got out to a lead in the first period and held it for the rest of the game. The less-than-friendly nature of the game - the teams combined for 68 minutes in penalties - was not unexpected, given the history between the clubs.
"We were kind of (expecting it) after the last couple of years. It's a good rivalry between Swift and Moose Jaw," said the coach. "It was intense. Because of the arena - there was a good crowd there, loud music all the time - it was just an intense game."
The coaching staff was pleased with the performance of the players, and Johnson praised the team's collectiveness on the floor.
"They bought into a lot of things we were trying to do, especially on (the) power play," he said.
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