Thunder set to host Ice Dogs

The Borderland Thunder will try to extend their unbeaten streak to four games tonight when they face the Dryden Ice Dogs at the Ice for Kids Arena.
The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
The Thunder (3-0-1) are coming off a sweep of the K&A Golden Hawks (Thunder Bay) here Friday and Saturday, but head coach Dave Allison said the team still hasn’t had a complete game yet.
“We need to put a full 60 minutes in and just get a little better every day,” he said.
Ryan Calhoun, a California native in his first year with the Thunder, agreed with Allison, saying although the team has gotten off to an excellent start, improvements are still needed.
“Our first period needs to get a lot better. We come out a little jittery and we’re not has intense,” said Calhoun.
“It feels great to have gotten off to such a good start, but we still have a lot of work to do,” he stressed.
Tied atop the SIJHL with the Fort William North Stars at seven points apiece, the Thunder could claim sole possession of first place with a win or tie tonight against Dryden,
The North Stars are idle until Friday.
As well, the Thunder are looking forward to the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s “showcase” tournament this weekend. Borderland is the only non-MJHL team taking part.

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