Thunder lose two of three

Things really couldn’t have gone any worse for the Borderland Thunder this past week.
Coming off a disappointing 3-2 loss to the Dryden Ice Dogs there last Wednesday night, the Thunder headed to Thunder Bay to meet the Fort William First Nation North Stars on Friday night before a pair of games with the K&A Variety Golden Hawks on Saturday and Sunday.
The last time the Thunder played the first-place North Stars, they rallied for a dramatic 3-2 win.
But it was a different story on their home ice as Fort William cruised to a 5-1 victory, with the Thunder managing just 22 shots on goal.
The Thunder bounced back with a 5-2 win over the Golden Hawks on Saturday, but then fell 4-2 to them the following day.
The Thunder, who sit in second place in the SIJHL with a 26-11-3 record, next will face the Dryden Ice Dogs up there this Wednesday night.
Their next home game will be Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. against those same Ice Dogs.
The third-place Ice Dogs (17-19-0) have won their last two games against the Thunder after losing the first six of their season series.
The North Stars are in first place with a 33-2-3 mark, while the Golden Hawks are in fourth (12-24-3). The KC Bulldogs (2-31-5) round out the five-team league.