DRYDEN, Ont. – Ryan Mignault had a goal and assisted on three others to help lead the Thunder Bay North Stars to a convincing 7-2 victory over the Dryden GM Ice Dogs Saturday evening in Superior International Junior Hockey League action at Memorial Arena.
It was all North Stars from the onset as they scored three times before the contest was eight minutes old on tallies from Bradley Thrower, at even strength, along with Keighan Gerrie and Mignault via the power play.
The North Stars tacked on two more in the first half of the middle stanza to chase Dryden starter Jacob Gnidziejko after markers from Alex Leonidis and Turner Santin.
Landon Pavlisin came in for the GM Ice Dogs, but he was greeted Brendan Gillis’ 19th of the season at 13:32 to put the visitors up by a half dozen.
The home side would finally solve Thunder Bay netminder Dougie Newhouse on a Kris Hamlin man advantage marker at 18:13.
Ted Davis notched another for Dryden in the third before Logan Mihalcin rounded out the scoring for the North Stars with his club’s third power play goal of the night, during a two-man advantage in the latter stages of the contest.
Gillis and Thrower chipped in with two assists each to go with their goals.
Newhouse made 30 saves for Thunder Bay to pick-up the win with Gnidziejko suffering the loss allowing five on 16 shots while Pavlisin handled 11 of 13 in relief.
Photo credit: Darby Hatfield