Coming off their second win of the 2017 – 2018 season with a 6 – 2 win over the Minnesota Iron Rangers on home ice on October 6th, the Fort Frances Lakers hit the road 24 hours later to meet the Ice Dogs in Dryden on October 7th in Superior International Junior Hockey League regular season action.
Malcolm Hummert fired the opening goal at 6:59 of the first to give the Ice Dogs a 1 – 0 lead on a Dryden power play with Bryce McDonald and Brendan Jay adding the assists on Huemmert’s power play marker. Josh Sylvain finds the back of Laker goaltender Rob Ivy’s net 7:18 into the period with veteran Trevor Kavanaugh and Huemmert notching the helpers on Sylvain’s goal. Scoring the third goal for the hosts at 13:32 of the first was Ice Dog Evan Walls to bring Dryden’s lead to 3 – 0. Luke Bellerose and Wyatt Lawrence set up Walls goal. With an unassisted power play goal, Fort Frances Nick Lucas closes the gap to two for the Lakers with his fourth of the season at 4:45 of the middle stanza.
Eric Stout brings the Ice Dogs lead to 4 – 1 at the 5:38 mark period of the second with Trey Palmero and Woody Galbraith registering the assists. Jacen Bracko sinks Dryden’s fifth of the contest at 13:24 of the period to increase the lead to 5 – 1. Stout and Kavanaugh added the helpers on Bracko’s goal. Jack Bernie sends a pass to Skylar Lentz for the Lakers second of the game 53 seconds into the third for Lentz’s second of the season. MacDonald and Sylvain set up Huemmert for the final goal of the game at 2:21 of the period to give Dryden a 6 – 2 win over Fort Frances. Rob Ivy and Michael Binczyk shared the goaltending duties with Ivy stopping 22 of 27 shots in the first 33:24 while Binczyk turned away 16 of 17 shots in the final 26:36 of the game.
The Lakers head to Thunder Bay on October 11th in a midweek match-up against the North Stars in a 7:30 p.m (EST) puck drop.