North Stars’ Turner early OT hero in win over GM Ice Dogs


Photo credit: Chris Marchand, Dryden Observer



Release Date: Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

North Stars’ Turner early OT hero in win over GM Ice Dogs

DRYDEN, Ont. – A Kenny Turner goal 13 seconds into overtime was the difference as the Thunder Bay North Stars edged the Dryden GM Ice Dogs 2-1 Friday night in a Superior International Junior Hockey League encounter at Memorial Arena.

In the match-up between the two long-time rivals, it was Dryden that took the lead midway through the first period as Matt Houston scored on the power play as he collected his 10th goal of the season.

Thunder Bay drew level just past the six-minute mark of the second stanza when Cashen Tighe notched the equalizer as he picked up his fifth marker on the campaign.

Neither side would manage to score the rest of regulation as North Stars netminder Riley Corbin and GM Ice Dogs starter Paul Laferriere kept opposing shooters at bay.

However early in the extra session, Turner won it for the visitors as he corraled his own rebound on a shot from the right side and chipped the game-winner over the pad of Laferriere from in close to give his side the extra point on the night.

Corbin made 27 saves to record the win while Laferriere had 33 stops in the OT setback.

The same two sides will meet again Saturday back in Dryden in a 7:30 p.m. CT start at Memorial Arena.