Murison posts shutout as Dryden hands Thunder Bay 1st regulation loss

DRYDEN, Ont. – Carson Murison handled all 37 shots he faced to post his first Superior International Junior Hockey League shutout Saturday as the Dryden GM Ice Dogs handed the Thunder Bay North Stars their first loss in regulation time this season with a convincing 6-0 victory in a penalty-filled affair at Memorial Arena.

Dryden got all they need offensively in the first period as they scored three times, including the eventual game-winner, on a penalty shot goal courtesy of the Cameron Coutre 4:19 into the contest.

Evan Pakkala and Zach Finke, with his first SIJHL tally, also connected for the GM Ice Dogs in the session.

After a scoreless second stanza, Dryden put it away in the third as Trey Palermo and Conner Mowatt connected at even strength and Nathan Kiddie’s first during a late power play finished off the one-sided decision.

Reid Manning chipped in with two assists for the GM Ice Dogs.

North Stars’ netminder Dougie Hamilton was saddled with the loss as he faced 48 attempts in defeat for Thunder Bay.

With the outcome, Dryden improved to 5-4-2-0 on the campaign while Thunder Bay fell to 10-1-1-0 overall as they also fell in overtime at Memorial Arena to the same GM Ice Dogs in the opening weekend of the season.