North Stars’ winning streak reaches double digits in 4-0 victory over GM Ice Dogs

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Brandon Bodnar stopped all 25 shots he faced to record his Superior International Junior Hockey League-leading fourth shutout as the Thunder Bay North Stars defeated the Dryden GM Ice Dogs 4-0 Saturday at the Fort William Gardens as they won their 10th consecutive game.

After a scoreless opening 20 minutes, Kyle Auger put Thunder Bay on the board midway through the contest in what turned out to be the eventual game-winner.

The North Stars power play then put the contest away in the third as they connected for a trio of man advantage markers to help their win streak reach double digits.

After Auger’s second of the night and sixth overall made it 2-0 at 7:03, Alex Maticic scored again on another power play 37 seconds later to put the home side up by three.

Ryan Mignault then capped off the victory in the late going to cap off the special teams outburst for Thunder Bay.

Bradley Thrower had two assists for the North Stars as did teammate Avery Siau.

While Bodnar posted the shutout win, Landon Pavlisin faced 39 shots in defeat for Dryden.

Photo credit: Gary Moskalyk