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North Stars rally to upend Miners in OT

10/24/2014, 10:30pm CDT



Release Date: Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

North Stars rally to upend Miners in OT

EAR FALLS, Ont. – Brett Wolframe’s goal 42 seconds into overtime helped the Thunder Bay North Stars complete a come from behind 6-5 triumph over the English River Miners Friday night in a Superior International Junior Hockey League contest at Ear Falls Arena.

English River stormed out of the game scoring all five of their tallies in the opening period compared to two markers by Thunder Bay to go up 5-2 through 20 minutes of play and spelling an early end to North Stars’ netminder Eric Mann’s night.

Aaron Beauchamp gave the Miners the early lead before Thunder Bay’s Cashen Tighe tied it midway through the stanza.

The home side then struck twice a minute and a half apart to go up 3-1 on tallies by Dominic Blouin and Eric Champagne.

After the North Stars’ Matthias Gardiman brought his side to within one, English River tacked on two more off the sticks of Alex Maticic and Champagne to put the Miners seemingly in control.

Thunder Bay battled back to within one in the middle session getting goals Ryan McQueen and Ryan Walsh to make it a 5-4 game after two periods of play.

Brandon Wolframe then buried the equalizer at 11:45 of the third, forcing extra time as he connected on the power play.

Early in the OT Brett Wolframe won it as the North Stars finished off the comeback to pick up the extra point on the night.

Nathaniel Dupuis made 19 saves in relief to register the victory in relief of Mann.

Greg Harney helped his side earn a point facing 39 shots overall.


Fort Frances doubles up Minnesota

10/24/2014, 10:00pm CDT



Release Date: Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Fort Frances doubles up Minnesota

HOYT LAKES, Minn. – The Fort Frances Lakers scored two of their three power play goals on the night in the game’s final three minutes to pull out a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Iron Rangers in a Superior International Junior Hockey League match-up at Hoyt Lakes Arena.

Miles Nolan notched the first of two man advantage markers for the the Lakers with the lone tally of the opening period as he found the back of the net two and a half minutes into the contest.

It stayed that way until the 15:24 mark of the middle stanza where Minnesota’s Jason Reynolds notched the equalizer to send the two teams into the third period knotted at 1-1.

After Bowen Alcock put Fort Frances back on top nine minutes in the final frame, Noah Anderson levelled the proceedings for the Iron Rangers, via the power play, with 5:59 left in regulation.

Up a man, Bryson Jasper buried the game-winner at 17:16 before Nolan iced it with his second of the evening with five seconds left to round out the night’s scoring.

Fort Frances netminder Ryan Ferguson was stellar for his side finishing the night with 49 saves helping his side improve to 10-3-0-1 on the season.

Kyle Carignan made 23 stops in a losing cause for Minnesota, who fell to 6-4-0-1 on the campaign.


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Fort Frances, Ont.
P9A 3M5
(807) 274-6889 (Phone/Fax)

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