Thunder Bay North Stars off to challenge Dryden Ice Dogs in SIJHL action


SIJHL- THUNDER BAY – Sports – The Thunder Bay North Stars take their undefeated 3-0 record on the road this weekend to face off against the Dryden Ice Dogs. The North Stars are coming off an impressive win over the Sioux Lookout Flyers.

The Dryden Ice Dogs may be a tougher challenge however, but there is a growing confidence on board the North Stars roster as the team starts to gel under the new ownership and coach.

The Ice Dogs have announced they have acquired the Hockey Canada playing rights to 20-year-old Paul Thompson from the Truro Bearcats of the Maritime Hockey league. The 5’11”, 190-pound right-handed forward is expected to add more depth to the Ice Dogs forward corps.

Last season the Woodstock, Ont., native saw action in 48 games where he scored nine goals and chipped in with 16 assists for 25 points. He also amassed 78 penalty minutes. Thompson is expected to be in the line-up Saturday when Dryden hosts the Thunder Bay North Stars in a 7:30 p.m. start at Memorial Arena.

The North Stars return to the Fort William Gardens on October 5th to take on the Fort Frances Lakers.

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