Miners defeat GM Ice Dogs

DRYDEN, Ont. – Michael Di Lullo had a goal and three assists to help propel the Red Lake Miners to a 6-3 triumph over the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in a chippy, penalty-filled Superior International Junior Hockey League contest Saturday at Memorial Arena on a night where a lack of discipline was evident for both clubs.

Action in the opening frame saw each side strike twice with Malcolm Huemmert putting Dryden on the board at 10:31 during a man advantage before Bryce Young drew Red Lake level with his initial SIJHL marker four minutes later.

It remained tied until a wild back half of the middle session when the Miners outscored the GM Ice Dogs 4-1 in a just under a six-minute span.

Di Lullo, Young and Dante Tisi all connected on the power play in rapid succession to put the visitors up by three.

Up a skater themselves, Dryden got one back off the stick of captain Trey Palermo at 16:37 only to see Kyle Uzelman make it 5-2 Red Lake in the final minute.

Moving on to the third, the Miners kept coming when a couple of quick passes helped Ty Lawrence dart in alone on Dryden netminder Carson Murison and snap a shot five-hole for his first SIJHL tally.

Skating four-on-four, the GM Ice Dogs connected off a face-off win that allowed Eric Stout to bury his first of the season on the evening’s final marker.

Red Lake out shot Dryden 54-48 with Zach Willms picking up the win while Murison suffered the loss.

Photo credit: Darby Hatfield