Iron Rangers’ strike late to upend Miners




Release Date: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Iron Rangers’ strike late to upend Miners

HOYT LAKES, Minn. – An Austin Ramirez goal with with just seven seconds remaining in regulation helped the Minnesota Iron Rangers rally late for a 3-2 victory over the English River Miners in dramatic fashion Wednesday evening in Superior International Junior Hockey League action at Hoyt Lakes Arena.

Special teams allowed English River to grab a 1-0 lead through the opening session as Nash Dabb collected his 10th of the season with a power play marker at 14:37.

After a scorless middle stanza, the Miners went up by two with another man advantage effort, which came courtesy of Ryker Moreay at 7:27 of the third.

Minnesota begame their comeback with just over seven minutes to go as Gus Karkinen made it a 2-1 game.

Isaiah Olschewske then tied it at 15:38 as he notched his fifth of the season.

Then with overtime only seconds away, Ramirez proved to be the hero late as he completed the Iron Rangers rally in dramatic fashion to give them the two points.

Tyler Lindstrom had a pair of assists for the home team, including one on the difference maker.

Minnesota did outshoot English River 44-19 on the night with Anthony Pupplo picking up his first SIJHL win.

Reid Kilburn made 41 saves for the Miners in the hard-luck defeat.

The same two sides meet again Thursday back in Hoyt Lakes at 7 p.m.