Dryden edges English River



Release Date: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Dryden edges English River

DRYDEN, Ont. – The Dryden GM Ice Dogs got two goals apiece from Derek McPhail and Kent Walchuk to help lift them to a 4-3 win over the English River Miners in a penalty-filled Superior International Junior Hockey League contest Saturday evening at Memorial Arena.

GM Ice Dogs captain McPhail gave his side the lead with the lone tally of the opening frame as he connected on the power play at 10:47.

The Miners tied it early in the second on Daniel Szpakowski’s first SIJHL goal at 1:36.

Dryden answered that with markers from McPhail and Walchuk to give them a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes.

Another early period effort allowed the visitors to pull within one 32 seconds into the third as Konnar Dechaine connected for his fourth of the campaign.

Walchuk’s second of the game and third point of the night six minutes into the third proved to be the game-winner as the GM Ice Dogs went back up by two.

Hank Bouchard brought English River back to within one with 4:35 remaining, but they would get no closer before time expired.

Braeden Allkins dished out a pair of assists for Dryden in the decision.

Shots on goal in the contest were 24 apiece with Paul Laferriere picking up the victory and Korlan Vader the loss.