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The Havre Ice Hawks High School hockey team has been on the road for much of the early part of the 2007- 2008 season. And visiting ice hasn't been unkind to the Ice Hawks, as once again, they proved that playing away from the Havre Ice Dome is no problem. This past weekend in Missoula, the Ice Hawks swept a pair of nonconference games with the Missoula Bruins to remain perfect on the road this season. Havre beat the Bruins 9-1 on Saturday afternoon and 3-2 on Sunday afternoon. On Saturday, the Ice Hawks scored five times in the second period to put the Bruins away, and they got a hat trick from stellar forward Tyler Boyce. Boyce scored once in each period, once on assist from Todd Roe, one from Mason Sheppard, and a final goal on assists by Roe and Adam Briese. Not to be outdone, junior Shane Kemmer, who has been on a goal-scoring tear of late. Found the net twice for the Ice Hawks on Saturday. Kemmer netted an unassisted goal in the first period, and found the net again on an assist from Boyce, who scored four points, in the second stanza. Roe, Beau Briese, Jarrett McLain and Paul Turner also scored goals for Havre, while Kemmer, Brad Hanson, Chase Hanson and Andrew Linquist added assists in the easy victory. In goal, Havre goalie David Zentmire was near perfect, stopping 28 Missoula shots in the win. Sunday's game wasn't as easy, as the Bruins' defense clamped down on the Ice Hawks. However, Sheppard scored an important third-period goal on assists by Boyce and Roe, and Kemmer and Armstrong both found the net in the second period on assists from junior Kyle Miller, as Havre held on for the 3-2 win. Zentmire had another 27 saves between the pipes for the Ice Hawks. Havre will now have a few weeks off before returning to the Havre Ice Dome for games against Miles City on Jan. 4-5.