Sports & Recreation — 18 October 2017
A win and an overtime loss for ‘Dogs in Thunder Bay

Dryden GM Ice Dogs goalie Logan Sawka stops a shot on goal by Thunder Bay North Star Joel Willan, Friday, in Thunder Bay.
Photo by Gary Moskalyk

By Dryden Observer Staff

The Dryden GM Ice Dogs were in Thunder Bay for a pair of games against the North Stars last weekend, marking a win Friday and a 4-3 overtime loss on Saturday.

On Friday the first period opened with an early goal from Jacen Bracko before Brendan Gillis answered back for Thunder Bay.

Chris Atanas earned another goal from Dryden in the first period but Dillon Ward tied it up again.

The second period belonged to the hometown team with goals in the second half of the period coming from Owen Belisle and Keighan Gerrie to leave the game at 4-2 after two periods.

The Ice Dogs got rolling again in the third period with a goal from Wyatt Lawrence but the North Stars stood tall and added another goal to their night.

The rest of the period saw four unanswered goals from the Dryden GM Ice Dogs to cement a convincing comeback. The four goals came from four players, Eric Stout, Luke Bellerose, Trey Palermo and Bryce McDonald got his first as an Ice Dog.

The next night Thunder Bay opened the scoring with a goal from Ward. Stout got  the first goal of the night for the Dogs and the period ended with one a piece.

The lone goal of the second period belonged to Malcolm Huemmert who scored for Dryden near the halfway point of the period.

In the third period Belisle scored twice for the North Stars and Bryce McDonald added one for the Ice Dogs to leave it tied and force extra time.

In overtime Alex Maticic beat Justin Anderson for a Thunder Bay overtime victory.

Next Friday night the Dryden GM Ice Dogs will host the undefeated, and currently #1 team in the Canadian Junior Hockey League Thief River Falls Norskies. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m.

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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