Minnesota makes most of shot total in win over Dryden




Release Date: Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Minnesota makes most of shot total in win over Dryden

HOYT LAKES, Minn. – The Minnesota Iron Rangers only managed 19 shots agains the Dryden GM Ice Dogs Friday evening, but scored on seven of them as they skated to a 7-2 triumph in Superior International Junior Hockey League play at Hoyt Lakes Arena.

Dryden struck first in the contest netting the game’s opening tally just 38 seconds in on a Kent Walchuk goal.

Minnesota came right back to tie on a Keaton Huot man advantage effort at 2:12.

The GM Ice Dogs regained the lead modway through the opening frame as Ben Smaha collected his 10th of the season.

Jacob Shannon drew the home side level before the first was complete as he notched his third of the campaign at 14:50.

The Iron Rangers broke it open in the middle session striking four times on just eight attempts to take control.

Jake Ellingson, Nolan Magsamen and Dayton Honkanen all scored in the stanza to chase Dryden starter Troy Pierce by the 13-minute mark of the frame.

Minnesota’s power play made it 6-2 as Isaiah Olschewske beat Taylor Unruh with 26 seconds left during a man advantage.

The Iron Rangers then capped off the win with Tyler Lindstrom’s ninth at 6:21.

Minnesota got points from 12 different skaters in the victory.

Anthony Pupplo stopped 30 of 32 in securing the win for the Iron Rangers.

The same two teams meet again Saturday back in Hoyt Lakes beginning at 8 p.m.