SUPERIOR INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
SIJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016
GM Ice Dogs snap Lakers 12-game win streak with shootout victory
DRYDEN, Ont. – The Dryden GM Ice Dogs scored on all three attempts in the shootout to defeat the Fort Frances Lakers 5-4 Wednesday evening in Superior International Junior Hockey League play Wednesday at Memorial Arena.
With the decision Dryden put an end to the 12-game winning streak of Fort Frances.
It took the GM Ice Dogs just 70 seconds to open the scoring in the contest as Matt Houston collected his 14th goal of the season early.
Nolan Ross tied it for the Lakers with a man advantage effort at 3:18 only to see Dryden regain the lead with a Kyle Pouncy power play effort in the latter stages of the first.
The home side struck just 12 seconds in to begin the next period as they went up 3-1.
Fort Frances defenceman Robbie Bonthron brought the visitors closer while up a man at 18:19 of the second.
Later a Nick Minerva man advantage marker midway through the third knotted the affair at 3-3.
The GM Ice Dogs came right back however and went back in front just nine seconds later with Joe Carney scoring right off a face-off moments into a man advantage opportunity.
Matt Tustin forced overtime for the Lakers with just over two minutes remaining in regulation to guarantee each team a point.
After a scoreless five-minute OT, Houston, Pouncy and Braedin Allkins all connected for Dryden in extra shots to secure the victory.
Dylan Robertson had the lone shotout goal for Fort Frances.
Nathan Avery chipped in with two assists for the winning side.
Shots on goal in the contest favoured the GM Ice Dogs by a 31-28 count with Taylor Unruh picking up the win and Pierce Dushenko the loss.