COCHENOUR, Ont. – The suddenly surging English River Miners skated to their fifth Superior International Junior Hockey League victory in a row Tuesday night as they defeated the visiting Dryden GM Ice Dogs 3-1 at Cochenour Arena.
The contest was scoreless until the late stages of the middle stanza when the Miners got on the board at 18:12 as Michael Di Lullo slammed in a rebound off a Dante Tisi left point shot, during a man advantage opportunity.
Dryden was quick to notch the equalizer early in the third period as the SIJHL’s leading point producer, Jacen Bracko, darted down the right side, around the net, then banked in his 33rd goal of the season off the pad of English River netminder Michael Lenko 20 seconds into the session.
The home regained the lead however a couple minutes later as point men as Terix Fischer-Kobes teed one up for Kyle Rosolowski who blasted one past GM Ice Dogs’ starter Jacob Gnidziejko at 2:40.
English River then picked up some insurance with just under five minutes remaining as Spencer Milne chipped the puck away from a Dryden defender up to Jacob Siebenga who darted in and snapped in his 12th of the campaign to round out the scoring.
With the assist, Milne extended a point streak to 10 straight outings while Siebenga etched his name on the scoresheet for a ninth consecutive contest.
The GM Ice Dogs held the edge in shots by a 36-34 count with Lenko picking up the win while Gnidziejko suffered the loss.
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