THUNDER BAY – Sports – The Thunder Bay North Stars are at home this evening at the Fort William Gardens. The team was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of at least 900 fans, The North Stars got off to a fast start and have had several scoring opportunities.
However the Wisconsin Wilderness got on the scoreboard at the 10:59 minute with a goal by Wilson Housely.
The North Stars answered back to tie up the game with 11:25 mark of the first period on a slap shot from the point
from Tyler Wassbourne. The North Stars were on a power play.
The Wilderness answered back quickly at the 12:22 mark on a goal by Wilson Houseley, his second of the night.
The period was marked by a number of penalties.
The two team appear as the first period continued to start a more physical battle, the body checking picked up as
the game continued. The echos of the checks could be heard across the Gardens.
The North Stars efforts to reach out to students across the city look like they are working, if there are tired students in classes across the city on Thursday, one can hope teachers will understand.
Thursday night’s game is also free for students, all they have show is their student card.
First Period came to a close with the score 2- for Wisconsin.
The second period offered fast moving hockey with lots of chances for the North Stars. At the 14:30 mark of the period, The North Stars ran into penalty problems in the last six minutes of the period and the Wilderness capitalized on a goal at 14:42.
The local team has been playing superior hockey for the most part, but the puck has not been bouncing their way. The North Stars have lead the Wilderness in shots throughout the game.
With 2:14 left in the period, the North Stars scored with a very pretty goal by #11 Sam Dubinsky.
The third period looks like it should be a barn-burner. If the North Stars get the breaks they are working so hard for.
The North Stars started the third period with a strong start. Through the first half of the third period, there was no scoring,
The Wilderness scored on a screen shot at the 10:54 minute of the period, the goal by Mike Detrich put the score to 4-2. The goal came after the North Stars appeared to take a short lag in the period.
The crowd started to get into the game as the crowd got into the game. Marshall Fox scored on a power play at 15:08.
The Stars pulled the goalie with 45 seconds left in the third period, the Wilderness capitalized on the move with a goal with 17 seconds left. The last part of the game got a little chippy as the North Stars players appeared a little frustrated.
The Wilderness have a 3-0 lead in games with the 5-3 final score tonight.
Tonight’s Thunder Bay North Stars coverage was brought to you live from the Fort William Gardens.
Game time on Thursday night is 7:30 at the Gardens.