A medley of marquee match-ups are on the mark for this week in the closely contested Superior International Jr. Hockey League.
Among the showdowns are five games with the top four seed positions in the league at stake.
• Thursday: Thunder Bay at Dryden
• Friday: Dryden at Kam River
• Friday: Thunder Bay at Red Lake
• Saturday: Dryden at Kam River
• Saturday: Thunder Bay at Red Lake
With a trio of games on the slate this week, fourth place Dryden Ice Dogs (5-6-1, 11 points) will have an opportunity to move up in the standings.
Meanwhile, winners of fourth straight games to move into third place, coach Matt Valley and his Kam River Fighting Walleye (6-2-1, 13 points) have the two home matches with Dryden in what are much anticipated contests. Kam River traveled to Dryden this past weekend and scored a 6-4 victory.
And notably, the nationally ranked Red Lake Miners (8-2-1, 17 points) have moved into the lead ahead of second seed Thunder Bay North Stars (8-3-0, 16 points.)
(Dryden Ice Dogs and Kam River Fighting Walleye in action from this past weekend. Photo by Kerri-Ann Kanceruk)