On a cold windy day the Dryden Gm Ice Dogs made the trek up Hwy 105 to the Cochenour Arena to face the English River Miners. the Miners looking to extend their 4 game winning streak would go with Michael Lenko in net while Jacob Gnidziejko looked to get the Ice Dogs back into the win column.
First period action saw both teams with some sloppy play then both teams have some scoring chances.Both Gnidziejko and Lenko were up to the task keeping the puck out of the net. Shots on goal in the first favour the Ice Dogs at 14-7. After 20 minutes the score is tied at zero.
Second period action saw the English River Miners start to put a bit more pressure on the Ice Dogs.After both teams saw a few power play chances go without any goals, the Miners would strike first at 18:12. Dante Tisi blasted a shot from the point, Gnidzeijko got a blocker on it but Michael DiLullo would put the rebound into the net for his 17th of the season. Tisi would take an interference penalty shortly after but the Ice Dogs would carry the power play over into the third period after failing to score before the buzzer. Miners out shoot the GM Ice Dogs 17-7 in the period and after 40 minutes the English River Miners lead 1-0.
Starting the 3rd period on the power play the Dryden GM Ice Dogs would tie the game at 1 just 20 seconds in. SIJHL leading scorer Jacen Bracko would skate around the net then bank a shot past Lenko for his 33rd of the season. Kyle Rosolowski would give the Miners a 2-1 lead at 2:40 on the power play. Terix Fischer-Kobes would slide a pass over to Rosolowski for a one timer that beat Gnidziejko. Last weeks SIJHL Player of the Week Jacob Siebenga made it 3-1 Miners at 15:02 ripping a wrist shot past Gnidziejko for his 12th. Michael Lenko shut the door the rest of the way for the Miners. Ice Dogs hold the shot edge 15-10 but the Miners hold on for a 3-1 win.
Michael Lenko stops 35 of 36 shots for his 13th win on the season. Jacob Siebenga’s goal gave him points in 9 straight games. Brody Jennings assist gives him points in 7 straight games.
Goldcorp “Hard To Play Against” hard hat would go to Michael Lenko who played well in the win.
“Mucker” of the night was given to Zak Albers
Norseman Inn 3 Stars
1.#35 Michael Lenko English River Miners
2.#9 Kyle Rosolowski English River Miners
3.#93 Jacob Siebenga English River Miners