Willms stops 59 as Miners nip GM Ice Dogs in OT

DRYDEN, Ont. – Red Lake Miners netminder Zach Willms turned in an impressive 59-save performance while Shaye Sommerfeld provided the game-winning goal just over two minutes into overtime in a 4-3 decision over the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in Superior International Junior Hockey League action in front of 532 fans at Memorial Arena.

After a scoreless first frame, Dryden came out quickly in the second period and skated out to a 2-0 lead on tallies from Rayman Bassi and Curtis Magas.

Red Lake did get one back before the session was complete compliments of Connor Jacobs at 17:04.

The Miners then drew level midway through the third as affiliate Nikolas Campbell collected his first SIJHL goal.

Keegan Tiringer then put the visitors in front a minute later on his 17th of the season.

The GM Ice Dogs would force extra time however as Magas added his second of the night 10th overall with 4:24 to go in regulation.

In OT though, Sommerfeld won it for Red Lake as his 14th of the campaign ended things.

The story was Willms though as he was peppered with 20 or more shots in each of the three periods to keep the Miners in it and eventually backstop them to the road victory.

Dryden starter Jordan Wilde faced 38 attempts in the loss that saw his side secure a point.