Lakers extend win streak to 9 rallying to edge GM Ice Dogs in shootout




Release Date: Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Photo credit: Clint Bruyere

Lakers extend win streak to 9 rallying to edge GM Ice Dogs in shootout

FORT FRANCES, Ont. – A Davis Ross marker in the fourth round of the shootout proved to be the difference as the Fort Frances Lakers rallied to edge the Dryden GM Ice Dogs 5-4 and win their ninth Superior International Junior Hockey League game in a row during a Family Day matinee Monday at Ice for Kids Arena.

Dryden got off to a tremendous start notching the game’s opening tally 91 seconds in on Braedyn Aubin’s 11th of the season.

Aubin was at it again notching his second of the stanza at 9:07.

Fort Frances got on the board after taking advantage of a man advantage opportunity midway through the frame as Dylan Robertson collected his 25th of the campaign.

The Lakers then tied it a couple shifts later as Andrew Willner knocked in his 17th at 11:48 to knot the affair at 2-2 heading into the second stanza.

In middle frame Aubin finished off a hat trick at 9:35 as he capitalized on a GM Ice Dogs power play to put Dryden up by one through 40 minutes.

The home side drew level early in the third thanks to Brandon Zajicek only to see Nic Noseworthy put the visitors back in front at 14:42.

Fort Frances came back once more to force overtime when Willner notched his second of the day supplying the equalizer with 4:05 remaining in regulation.

After a scoreless five-minute OT solved nothing, extra shots were required to decide the winner.

Robertson converted on the Lakers first chance in the shootout while Kyle Pouncy did likewise for Dryden on his club’s third attempt to keep it going.

Next up saw Ross roof a backhand up and over GM Ice Dogs netminder Troy Pierce to give the edge back to the Lakers.

Needing to score to keep thing going, the GM Ice Dogs Blake Berg was stymied by Fort Frances goalkeeper Pierce Duschenko, who sealed the comeback win.

Nick Minerva had two assists for the Lakers while Josh Oberg did likewise for Dryden.

The Lakers held the edge in shots on goal by a 45-38 count with Dushenko picking up the win and Pierce the setback, who helped his team earn a point.