SUPERIOR INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
SIJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
Photo credit: Gary Moskalyk, The Chronicle-Journal
Dryden dumps Thunder Bay 7-2
THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Dryden GM Ice Dogs jumped out to a three-goal lead after one period of play and never looked back in a convincing 7-2 victory over the Thunder Bay North Stars Saturday in a penalty-filled Superior International Junior Hockey League contest at the Fort William Gardens.
It was all GM Ice Dogs in the opening 20 minutes as they got tallies from Derek McPhail, Kyle Pouncy and Nathan Avery to take control.
Brad Arabia got one back for Thunder Bay, with a power play effort 23 seconds into the stanza, but Dryden answered that with markers off the sticks of Braedyn Allkins and Matt Houston to put the visitors up 5-1 through 40 minutes.
The GM Ice Dogs added another 63 seconds into the third on Nic Noseworthy’s 18th of the campaign before Karsen Szczecinski collected his third, via a man advantage, at 12:11.
Aaron Wesley-Chisel got the game’s final goal in the late going for the North Stars.
McPhail, Josh Oberg and Troy Williams notched two assists each for the winners.
Dryden outshot Thunder Bay 45-29 on the night with Troy Pierce picking up the win.
Eric Mann started for Thunder Bay and suffered the loss allowing five on 26 attempts while Riley Corbin stopped 17 of 19 in 29 minutes and 23 seconds of relief.