SPOONER, Wis. – The Thunder Bay North Stars got two goals apiece from Hunter Foreshew and Cody Bruchkowski to help send them on their way to a 6-2 victory over the Wisconsin Lumberjacks in Superior International Junior Hockey League play Wednesday evening at the Spooner Civic Center.
Foreshew got the North Stars going by tallying twice in the first frame sandwich around one from Joel Matthews of the Lumberjacks, who went high for his fifth of the year by beating Thunder Bay starter Jordan Smith.
Smith may have been injured after that as North Stars back-up Seth McKay came out to begin the second stanza for the visitors.
The long marker of that middle session was supplied by Bruchkowski.
Thunder Bay came out quickly to begin the third as Joel Willan went high with a back hand just 11 seconds into the final period to make it 4-1.
Wisconsin got one back at 1:25 when Tyler Hunt went upstairs on McKay for his first SIJHL goal.
However, Jacob Anttonen from the right side and Bruchkowksi, on a breakaway, when he rounded out the scoring with his league-leading 32nd marker to wrap things up offensively.
McKay finished with 26 stops in relief to record the win while Smith handled 12 of 13 in one period of work.
Meanwhile, the Lumberjacks Hunter Adams faced 45 shots in a losing cause for the home side.
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