Thunder see unbeaten streak snapped

The Borderland Thunder put their eight-game unbeaten streak on the line last night but lost 3-0 to the Dryden Ice Dogs at the Ice for Kids Arena here last night.
Thunder coach Dave Allison gave Dryden full credit for the win.
“I think they came out a lot hungrier than us,” he remarked. “It shows our guys the pace they have to keep.”
Dan Hoehne suffered the loss between the pipe, stopping 28 shots. The Thunder, meanwhile, fired 29 at Breton Lindoff, who earned the shutout and first star of the night.
“Dryden played very hard,” said Allison. “They deserve full marks.”
The third-place Thunder, 11 points up on the fourth-place KC Bulldogs, now are 14 points behind Dryden for second place in the SIJHL. These same two teams will lock horns again tonight in Dryden.
The Thunder were coming off a sweep of the last-place K&A Variety Golden Hawks in Thunder Bay last weekend, winning 5-2 on Friday night and 4-1 on Saturday.
Borderland exploded for three goals in the first period of the opener, starting with Nate Weossner’s unassisted tally just over a minute into the game.
Kevin Webb (Josh McAndrew/Rob Scales) then scored at the three-minute mark before McAndrew netted his own tally (from Scales and Webb) at 15:36.
Aaron Boyer (Kurt Hogard/David Gooch) netted his 14th of the campaign in the second and then Stephen McLeod iced the win with a goal in the third period.
On Saturday night, Andrew Dault (Ian Lockman) and Hogard (McAndrew/Webb) both scored, with Webb adding a pair in the third (from McAndrew/Hogard and Cale David) for insurance.
Mike Downer earned the win in goal, stopping 20 shots.
Last Wednesday, the Thunder dumped the Ice Dogs 7-2 up in Dryden, with Hoehne stopping 35 shots for the win.
Justin Green led the attack with his fifth and sixth goals of the year. Webb, currently sixth in league scoring, also scored.
Other Thunder scorers were Scales (Gooch/McAndrew), Boyer (Green/Webb), and Ryan Mayman. Boyer assisted on all three goals in the second period.
After tonight’s tilt in Dryden, the Thunder are on home ice again this Friday and Saturday night against the Golden Hawks.
The team has only six games left in the regular season, four of which are here.