A race for first place in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League is shaping up between the Thunder Bay North Stars and the surging Red Lake Miners.
With the two teams now idle until next weekend, second seed Red Lake has closed the gap on league leading Thunder Bay.
A high scoring outfit, coach Geoff Walker’s Red Lake ringers have rang up a league-best average of 47 goals in the 10 games to date.
With both teams having played 10 games, the North Stars have 16 points from a record of 8-2-0, just ahead of the 7-2-1 Miners who have collected 15 points.
Red Lake has won its last five games and is 6-0-1 in its past seven outings.
On the individual points parade, three Miners have all produced 13 apiece to lead Red Lake. Lucas Piekarczyk has nine goals, four assists, 13 points while local product Jordan Baranesky has 6-7-13 totals and Brady Harroun has 5-8-13 statistics.
Red Lake upended the Dryden Ice Dogs to boost its record to 7-2-1 on the season. (photo by Patrick Boucha)