SIJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
Power play helps Fort Frances win 4th straight
DRYDEN, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League-leading Fort Frances Lakers rallied from an early deficit to pull out a 5-3 triumph over the Dryden GM Ice Dogs Friday evening at Memorial Arena.
Special teams were pivotal for the Lakers as they rebounded from a 2-0 deficit, scoring four times on the power play to earn the come from behind decision.
Dryden started strong getting markers from Derek McPhail and Nic Noseworthy to go up a pair by the 15-minute mark of the first period.
Battling back, Fort Frances tacked on two quick man advantage markers from Dylan Robertson and Andrew Willner to level the proceedings before the opening session was complete.
After a scoreless second period, the Lakers went ahead at 15:04 of the third when Nick Minerva connected on the power play.
Up a man again, the visitors added another as Jack Bernie buried the eventual game-winner at 18:22.
The GM Ice Dogs got that back 21 seconds later as Braeden Allkins knocked in his fourth of the season to bring the home side to within one.
However, the Lakers iced it at 19:26 as Franco Colapaolo picked up his first SIJHL goal, scoring into an empty net to secure the victory for Fort Frances.
Robbie Bonthron chipped in with a pair of assists for Fort Frances.
Dryden held the edge in shots by a 30-19 margin with Pierce Dushenko earning the win while Taylor Unruh suffered the loss.