A lengthy victory lap has been zapped. Derek Koivisto’s 12th goal of the season at the six minute mark of the third period lifted the visiting Dryden Ice Dogs to a 4-3 win over the Kam River Fighting Walleye in a Family Day matinee match.
The win by Dryden halted Kam River’s scintillating 17 game winning streak.
Nakoda Thunderchief, Ondrej Bardos and Maxime Collette also scored for third place Dryden, which improved its Superior International Jr. Hockey League record to 19-10-2 and 40 points.
Ethan Lang, Mackenzie Sedgwick and Zach Fortin scored for the first-place Fighting Walleye, which now has a record of 27-4-1 and 55 points.
Goalie Eric Clark, formerly of the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, made his first start of the 2022 segment of the season for Dryden and netted his second win in three starts in an Ice Dogs uniform.
Clark made 41 saves as his record rose to 2-1-0 and improved his save percentage to .908 and his goals against average to 2.83.