Thunder split with Ice Dogs

The Borderland Thunder wrestled home-ice advantage from the Dryden Ice Dogs after splitting the first two games of their best-ofseven semi-final series up there over the weekend.
The Thunder rebounded from a 2-0 loss Friday night with a 7-3 victory in Game 2 on Saturday.
Borderland now will host the third and fourth games this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena, with Game 5 back in Dryden on March 23.
Game 6, if necessary, is scheduled to be back here March 25.
The opener was scoreless until 13:35 of the third period when Jay Samsal (Jeff Sachowski) finally beat Dan Hoehne.
Joel Poshtar, who finished the regular season fifth in SIJHL scoring behind Thunder forward Kevin Webb, then scored unassisted at 17:26 to seal the win.
The Thunder fired 34 shots on Breton Lindoff while Hoehne stopped 28 of 30 sent his way.
It was a much different story Saturday as Dave Gooch scored unassisted less than a minute into the game to start things early for the Thunder.
Dryden tied it soon afterwards, but Webb (Kurt Hogard/Brent Olson) and Ian Lockman (Webb/Olson) then scored before the misconduct- filled period end-ed.
Lockman scored his second of the game 44 seconds into the middle period and then finished his hat trick just 41 seconds into the final period. Webb assisted on both goals.
Hogard (McAndrew) netted a power-play marker later in the third before Webb (Olson) scored into the empty net with just under four minutes to go after Dryden pulled Lindoff.
Hoehne made 20 saves to earn the win between the pipes.
Dryden’s Tylor Desjarlais will miss Friday night’s game here after being given a match penalty for spearing, which carries a one-game suspension, in the third period of Saturday’s game.