In Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota on February 9th, the second place Dryden Ice Dogs took on the sixth place Minnesota Iron Rangers in a Superior International Junior Hockey League match – up at the Hoyt Lakes Arena.
Eric Stout fires his 24th of the season 1:30 into the first to give the Ice Dogs a 1 – 0 lead with Kris Hamlin and Woody Galbraith adding the helpers on Stout’s goal. Trey Palermo finds the back of the Iron Rangers net at 4:57 of the period with his 11th on the season with Ted Davis and Burke Johnstone drawing the assists on Palermo’s goal. 34 seconds past the halfway mark of the opening period, Malcolm Huemmert scores Dryden’s third of the game at the 10:34 mark of the period with Trevor Kavanaugh and Hamlin setting up Huemmert’s 14th of the season. Minnesota’s Aaron Koivunen fires a penalty shot goal behind Ice Dog Jacob Gnidziejko to pull the hosts within two at 4:35 of the middle stanza. Brendan Jay and Carson Lux had the contributors on Reid Manning’s second goal of the season to bring the lead to 4 – 1 at 4:43 for the Ice Dogs.
Mihali See sinks the Iron Rangers second of the contest at 12:45 of the second with Koivunen adding the helper on See’s goal. Cory Dennis increases Dryden’s lead to 5 – 2 at 5:03 of the final period with his 12th of the season. Tristan Simm and Palermo notched the assists on the Ice Dog’s fifth of the game. At 10:30 of the period, Huemmert registers his second of the game with Joseph Santalucia and Dennis adding the helpers on Huemmert’s goal. Evan Walls nets his 17th of the season at 14:48 of the third with a pass from Johnstone to give Dryden a 7 – 2 win over the Iron Rangers in Hoyt Lakes. Dryden’s netminder Jacob Gnidziejko stopped 23 of 25 shots in the Ice Dogs win on Friday evening.
Next up for the Ice Dogs will be the Iron Rangers in Hoyt Lakes on February 10th in a 7:00 (CST) match – up.