By Dryden Observer Staff
The Dryden GM Ice Dogs were south of the border this week to face the Iron Rangers back-to-back.
On Friday the Dogs took an early leads in the first period with Eric Stout’s twenty-fourth goal of the season. Trey Palermo and Malcolm Huemmert each added tallies in the first to make it 3-0 for the Dogs after twenty minutes.
The second period saw the Iron Rangers get on the board on a penalty shot from Aaron Koivunen.
Reid Manning got the goal back 8 second later for Dryden GM.
Later in the frame Minnesota struck again with a goal from Mihali See. Leaving the game 4-2 after two periods.
The third period was all Ice Dogs with goals from Cory Dennis, Huemmert and Evan Walls.
Dryden outshot the Iron Rangers 42-25.
The next night was a much closer affair in Hoyt Lakes.
Dennis opened the scoring on a power play but Minnesota’s Eli Kinsman tied it up. Ted Davis got his first as a Dryden GM Ice Dog to round out the period.
The lone goal of the second belonged to Stout who scored short handed and gave the Ice Dogs a 3-1 lead.
In the third period Minnesota’s See scored two unanswered goals to force extra time.
A scoreless overtime lead to a shootout. All three of Dryden GM’s players were stopped before See got his third goal of the night to win it for the Iron Rangers.
The Dogs also played in English River on Tuesday evening, the results of which were not available at press time.
The Dryden GM Ice Dogs play in Fort Frances on Friday before returning home for home games on Sunday and Monday.