Bracko’s pair leads Dryden past Minnesota



Release Date: Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Bracko’s pair leads Dryden past Minnesota

HOYT LAKES, Minn. – Jacen Bracko tallied twice, including the game-winner, two and a half minutes apart in the third period to help lift the Dryden GM Ice Dogs to a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Iron Rangers Friday evening in Superior International Junior Hockey League play at Hoyt Lakes Arena.

After a scoreless opening period, each side would score twice in the middle stanza with Nic Nosewothy, via the power play, and Braedyn Aubin at even strength connecting for Dryden in between a man advantage effort from Cole Thompson and a five-on-five marker from Jonathan Yanovsky for Minnesota.

Up a man early in the third, the Iron Rangers would take the lead 54 seconds in as Jack Stensgard beat GM Ice Dogs starter Ben Dennis.

However the visitors came right back with the equalizer at 3:14 on a Derek McPhail power play effort.

Building on that, Bracko supplied the eventual difference maker 46 seconds later then capped off the night’s scoring at 6:32 to wrap things up offensively.

Dennis finished with 30 saves to record the win for Dryden while Jackson Nelson made 25 stops in defeat for Minnesota.