Sports & Recreation — 08 November 2017
Ice Dogs can’t stop undefeated Norskies

Dryden GM Ice Dogs forward Brandon Lawson runs a gauntlet of Thief River Norskies defenders during home action at Dryden Memorial Arena, Sunday. Photo by Michael Christianson

By Dryden Observer Staff

The Dryden GM Ice Dogs played two games this week with their match up at home against Fort Frances being postponed due to weather conditions. 

On Nov. 1 the Dogs faced the English River Miners at the Memorial Arena. 

The first goal of the night came towards the end of the first period. Michael Di Lullo scored on the power play to get English River on the board.

In the second period Connor Mowatt got his first goal as an Ice Dog. The 19 year old recently came over from the Drayton Valley Thunder of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

Two minutes later Trevor Kavanaugh scored to give the Dogs their first lead of the game.

Their lead would remain in the third period with a goal from Malcolm Hummert and Tristan Knott added an empty net goal for a 4-1 Ice Dogs victory.

Saturday’s match against Thunder Bay will be rescheduled.

On Sunday the Dryden GM Ice Dogs tried to stop the undefeated Thief River Falls Norskies.

Tight competitors lead to a tight game between these two teams. A scoreless first period that saw each team with a power play was rocked when Kavanaugh got called for slashing and the Norskies received a penalty shot. Alec Daman made it a 1-0 game for Thief River Falls with 59 second left in the first period.

A scoreless second period meant it was do or die time in the third.

On the first penalty of the period Mowatt was charged with interference. The Norkies were able to capitalize with a power play marker from Jared Pedersen which secured a 2-0 Norskies win.

The Dryden GM Ice Dogs are back in action Nov. 10 at the Dryden memorial Arena taking on The Miners. Puck drop is at 7:30.

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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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