Thunder lose to Dryden again

Coming off one of their biggest wins of the season, a 3-2 decision over the Fort William First Nations North Stars here Saturday, the Borderland Thunder weren’t able to sustain that effort last night in Dryden.
The host Ice Dogs prevailed 3-2 for their second win in as many tries over the Thunder after losing the first six of their season series.
“The challenge now for them is to understand that they’ve got to keep the standard up,” Thunder head coach Dave Allison had said after Saturday’s dramatic win, which had snapped a four-game losing streak.
“This is one game, and we’ve got to re-establish ourselves against Dryden,” he had added.
Trailing 1-0 after one, Brock Harling tied the score early in the second period, assisted by Morgan Cekalla and Kurt Hogard, then Andrew Dault was able to square the game at 2-2 early in the third.
The Ice Dogs scored the go-ahead goal 11:25 into the third period to seal the win against the second-place Thunder, who fell to 25-9-3 on the season.
Tyler Gordon made 30 of 33 stops and saw his record drop to 16-7-3. The Thunder had 28 shots.
The Ice Dogs (16-19-0) remain in third place in the SIJHL—21 points behind the Thunder.
And things don’t get any easier for the Thunder, who next will face the first-place North Stars (32-2-2) tomorrow in Thunder Bay, followed by games Saturday and Sunday there against the K&A Variety Golden Hawks (11-23-2).