Photo credit: Randy Murray Photography
SUPERIOR INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
SIJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
Iron Rangers win lengthy shootout vs. North Stars
HOYT LAKES, Minn. – Nick Stockert’s goal in the seventh round of the shootout lifted the Minnesota Iron Rangers to a hard fought 3-2 come from behind victory over the Thunder Bay North Stars Friday night in a Superior International Junior Hockey League match-up at Hoyt Lakes Arena.
Thunder Bay opened the scoring with the lone tally of the opening 20 minutes when North Stars forward Brendan Gillis struck shorthanded for his first SIJHL goal 11:08 into the contest.
The visitors added to the lead 1:26 into the second stanza as Jesse Talakoski also notched league goal No. 1 for Thunder Bay.
Battling back, Minnesota pulled to within one with a man down marker of their own six and a half minutes into frame when Eric Madison finished off a feed from Jake Ellingson.
The Iron Rangers then forced extra time near the midway point of the third as Trystyn Sabina beat Thunder Bay netminder Riley Corbin with 10:16 remaining.
After a five-minute overtime went scoreless, extra shots were required to determine which team would get the extra point on the night.
Alex Arnold, Sabina and Stockert would score for Minnesota in the shootout while Brad Arabia and Kenny Turner countered for the North Stars.
The Iron Rangers outshot Thunder Bay 40-27 on the night with Kyle Carignan picking up the win helping his club improve to 4-0 early in the season.
Corbin suffered the setback for the North Stars who fell to 0-2-1.