GM Ice Dogs bounce Miners

COCHENOUR, Ont. – A solid debut by new Dryden GM Ice Dogs netminder Landon Pavlisin, who stopped 27 of the 28 attempts he saw, while their offense supplied goals from five different skaters as they went on to bounce the English River Miners 5-1 Friday in Superior International Junior Hockey League action at Cochenour Arena.

A first period power play helped Dryden pick-up the lone marker of the first period when Joseph Santalucia connected at 11:39.

The GM Ice Dogs added one at even strength midway through the contest compliments of Evan Walls’ ninth of the season.

The visitors upped their cushion early in the final frame off the stick of Jacen Bracko, who supplied his 15th overall.

English River did get one back at 8:33 of the third with Jacob Siebenga putting in the only goal Dryden starter Pavlisin would allow in his first SIJHL contest.

However Luke Bellerose got that back for Dryden a couple shifts later before teammate Trey Palermo rounded out the scoring with a man advantage marker at 14:10.

Eric Stout, Bracko and Santalucia all had two assists to aid the GM Ice Dogs cause.

Michael Lenko faced 52 shots against in defeat for the Miners.

Photo credit: Patrick Boucha