Thunder confident going into Game 6

There was singing in the hallways at the Memorial Sports Centre as the Borderland Thunder returned from their must-win game in Dryden on Tuesday night full of confidence.
The Thunder pulled out a 2-0 victory to trail their best-of-seven semi-final series 3-2, with Game 6 tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena.
Should Borderland win, the seventh- and-deciding game is set for Saturday at 8 p.m. back in Dryden, with the winner advancing to the SIJHL final against the Fort William First Nation North Stars.
The team is expecting a big crowd on hand for tonight’s game and is looking forward to pulling out another win.
“We have to take the grey areas and make them black and white,” said Thunder head coach Dave Allison.
The team watched game tapes before going on the ice yesterday for practice, and Allison preached discipline and patience.
“Our kids did a good job of dealing with the whole atmosphere,” he said. “We need to be a little more patient, don’t over-commit ourselves.”^Allison has been very happy with the team’s play throughout the series, especially that of goalie Dan Hoehne, who has been between the pipes for all five games.
“Goaltending has to be exceptional . . . we’ve had stellar goaltending,” Allison enthused.
“Everybody loves playing in front of a big crowd,” he added.
“It’s springtime, hockey weather.”