Tall boys on tap in Dryden

December 28, 2021
Max Rath

Suffice to say that they like ’em big up in Dryden. For starters, no less than 17 players on the current 24-man roster of the Dryden Ice Dogs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League are at least six feet tall.

And of those 17, seven of them are at least 6-foot-5 in height.

Ice Dogs who are 6-foot-5 or taller include forwards Bryce Benfield, Cameron Ware, Tristan Takats and Levi Noltcho, defenseman Max Rath and goalies Eric Clark and Mason Matthew. Rath is the tallest Ice Dog at 6-foot-7.

Meanwhile, the smallest player on the Ice Dogs is 5-foot-9 forward Maxime Collette, who not only leads Dryden in scoring but is the top producer in the seven-team SIJHL with 24 goals, 16 assists, 40 points in 24 games.

As a team, Dryden is seeded fourth in the hotly contested upper chamber of the SIJHL with 33 points from a record of 16-9-1.

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