Thrower’s 3 leads North Stars past Miners


Photo credit: Gary Moskalyk, The Chronicle-Journal



Release Date: Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Thrower’s 3 leads North Stars past Miners

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Brad Thrower scored three times, including the game-winner, to help propel the Thunder Bay North Stars past the English River Miners 6-4 Friday in a Superior International Junior Hockey League contest at the Fort William Gardens.

Thunder Bay used the power play to take a 2-1 lead after one period of play on man advantage markers by Nicholas Nigro and Kris Hamlin, which was sandwiched around a Ryker Moreau even strength effort for the Miners.

After English River’s Alex Maticic tied it with one on the power play at 10:53 of the second, Thrower struck twice before the middle stanza was complete to put the North Stars up 4-2 after 40 minutes.

Thrower then capped off a natural hat trick just past the three-minute mark of the third to put the home side up by three.

Nash Dabb brought the Miners closer at 8:34, via the man advantage, before supplying yet another with 9:02 to go to make it a 5-4 game with plenty of time remaining.

English River would pull netminder Reid Kilburn in the late going in favour of an extra attacker, but despite having a power play as well, Thunder Bay’s Avery Siau iced it with an empty netter with nine seconds left to round out the scoring.

Siau also had two assists for the North Stars on the night as did Bryan Kromm, Landen Matechuk and Brandon Schaber for the Miners.

Shots on goal were 36-31 in favour of the visitors with Riley Corbin picking up the victory and Kilburn the loss.