SIJHL Game Night – Sept. 22



Release Date: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012

Different night same results Saturday

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – A new night in the Superior International Junior Hockey League produced the same results as the evening before with the Dryden Ice Dogs, Thunder Bay North Stars and Minnesota Wilderness all coming away with victories for a second consecutive game.

DRYDEN ICE DOGS 4 DULUTH CLYDESDALES 3 – After doubling up Duluth 6-3 Friday the Ice Dogs completed the weekend sweep of the Clydesdales edging them at Memorial Arena.

Newcomer Tyler Walsh opened the scoring 13:26 into the contest to give Dryden the lead only to see Darrick Howard’s power play effort level the proceedings before the first period as complete.

After Rory Court and Dan Morin made it 3-1 Ice Dogs in the second stanza Duluth gained some momentum heading into the final frame as Howard’s second of the night with just one second remaining in the session made it a 3-2 contest after 40 minutes.

Tyson Holder’s first of the season proved to be the game-winner as he struck at the 4:43 mark of the third.

Duluth’s Luke Moore pulled the visitors to within one in the late stages, but they got no closer as Dryden skated away with the victory.

Shots on goal favoured the Ice Dogs by a 40-28 margin with Kim Wildhaber picking up the win and Walker Enstad suffering the loss.

THUNDER BAY NORTH STARS 6 MINNESOTA IRON RANGERS 2 – Thunder Bay broke open a one-goal game by striking three times in the final period to win for a second straight night on the road in Hoyt Lakes.

Wade Garbutt and Marshall Fox both tallied twice in the win while Matt Kaarela scored once and set-up two others for the North Stars.

Dylan Loisel had the other Thunder Bay marker with Brandyn Dahlquist and Joey Haydock countering for the Iron Rangers.

Jayme Brattengeier turned in a 32-save performance to pick-up the victory in net for the Stars and Joey Rebedew faced 38 pucks in a losing cause.

MINNESOTA WILDERNESS 8 SIOUX LOOKOUT FLYERS 1 – The two-time reigning SIJHL champion Wilderness scored three times on the power play in the first period and never looked back in the romp over the Flyers.

Jeremy Johnson, Michael MacKinnon and Tyler Gorniak all struck for man advantage markers in the opening frame to send Minnesota on their way.

They ran their lead to 5-0 thanks to goals by Zach Thielen and Dylan Haskin before Zane Zerbanati dashed Gordy Defiel’s shutout bid with six and half minutes remaining in the second.

Gorniak, Peter Barrel and Mike Dietrich, with the visitor’s fourth power play tally of the evening rounded out the scoring

Defiel kicked out 21 of 22 shots faced to register the win with Art Haase being peppered with 35 pucks in defeat.

An early match-up of unbeaten is in store Sunday in one of two SIJHL contest on the slate as Dryden hosts the Wilderness while Duluth takes to the ice in their home opener vs. the Iron Rangers.