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North Stars Cruise To 6-2 Win
By CKDR Sports - March 7th, 2014 - 6:06am
Another tough loss for the Dryden Ice Dogs.
The Dogs couldn't stop the Thunder Bay North Stars for a second straight day, losing 6-2 Thursday night at the Memorial Arena.
Chris Varrin and Derek McPhail scored third period goals for the Ice Dogs.
Former Ice Dog Kim Wildhaber stopped 28-shots to pick up the win.
Dryden remains tied with English River for home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Ice Dogs Stumble Against North Stars
By CKDR Sports - March 6th, 2014 - 8:49am
Ten fans were big winners in the Dash for Cash but the Dryden Ice Dogs couldn't follow suit.
The Dogs were collared 7-2 by the visiting Thunder Bay North Stars last night at the Memorial Arena.
Chris Belhumer and Tim Kavanaugh were the only players to find the back of the net.
Thunder Bay out shot Dryden 43-38.
The same two teams are back at it tonight at 7:30.
The Dash for Cash event saw the ten participants walk away with $1,947.
Thunder Bay Chill Holding Camps In Dryden
By CKDR Sports - March 6th, 2014 - 8:37am
Professional soccer camps are coming to Dryden, Fort Frances and Kenora.
Gillons Insurance is announcing a 3-year, $45,000 partnership with the Thunder Bay Chill.
Training camps will be held in the three area communities.
Gillons CEO Duane Cridland says the commitment makes sense for the company as it promotes activities for youth.
Cridland says they are excited about the growth of soccer in northwestern Ontario.
Spaghetti Fundraiser For Dryden Curling Team
By CKDR Sports - March 6th, 2014 - 8:10am
The 55th Annual Canadian Firefighter's Curling National Championship is fast approaching, which means fundraising has hit a feverish pitch for the Dryden representatives.
Cam McMillan, Keith Apland, Barry Lynch and John Popien will represent Northern Ontario.
A fundraising spaghetti dinner is being held at the Royal Canada Legion tonight from 6 until 7.
Tickets are available at the door.
All money raised goes to the teams trip to Winnipeg on March 26th.
Lakers And North Stars Finish Season In Top 20
By CKDR Sports - March 5th, 2014 - 11:23am
The final national junior hockey rankings have been released and the Fort Frances Lakers and Thunder Bay North Stars are finishing the season in the top 20.
The Lakers maintained their number 5 position, while the North Stars didn't move from the 15th position.
The Soo Thunderbirds head into the playoffs as the top ranked team in Canada.
The SIJHL playoffs begin next week.
Rams Bounced From 'A' OFSAA
By CKDR Sports - March 5th, 2014 - 9:41am
The Red Lake Rams have been eliminated from the OFSAA Boys Basketball championship in Timmins.
The Rams led for most of the game but couldn't hold on, dropping a 47-40 decision to Walkertown this morning in the Consolation Semi-Final.
Joshua Baranesky led Red Lake with 24-points, while Andy Husack added 12.
Eagles Fall To Host Team
By CKDR Sports - March 5th, 2014 - 9:23am
The All-Ontario ride has ended for the Dryden Eagles Girls Volleyball team in Thunder Bay
The Eagles lost in 4 sets to the host St. Ignatius Falcons this morning in the Consolation Semi-Final.
Dryden dropped the first set 25-7, but rebounded with a convincing 25-16 win in the second set.
The Eagles lost the final two sets 25-9, 25-20.
Northern Ontario Bowling Results
By CKDR News - March 5th, 2014 - 9:14am
The results are in from the Northern Ontario Youth Bowling Championship in Dryden.
Bowlers from Timber Lanes picked up a handful of medals at the weekend Tournament.
The team of Christian Fournier, Mackenzie Moody and Steven Quill finished second in the Combo Boys 5-pin event.
Dryden also picked up three bronze medals in the Bantam Girls division, Junior Girls competition and Junior Boys event.
Combo Boys-Christian Fournier, Mackenzie Moody, Steven Quill (Silver)
Junior Girls-Alyssa Hazlewood, Andrea Desaulnier, Angelina Perkins, Victoria Stroesser (Bronze)
Bantam Boys-Walker Hazlewood, Michael Kusano, Jacob Paterson, Silen Desbiens (Fifth)
Bantam Girls-Asiah Wesley, Sonya Sinclair, Kacee Braden, Leilani Scott (Bronze)
Junior Boys-Bradley Poole, John Kennedy, Daniel Bedard, Nick Miner (Bronze)
Senior Girls-Emilie Potts, Taylor Wiedenhoef, Alyssa Deschene, Kennedy Ponton (Fifth)
Senior Boys-Scott Minor, Marty Moody, Thomas Leutschaft, Jacob Mousseau (Fourth)
Dogs And Stars In Dash For Cash Game
By CKDR Sports - March 5th, 2014 - 8:50am
It's a big night tonight at the Dryden Memorial Arena.
The Dryden Ice Dogs entertain the Thunder Bay North Stars in fan appreciation night.
'Dash for Cash' will be the feature in the second intermission.
10-people will compete for $10,000, with 6-people being selected at the game.
The Ice Dogs are also giving away 2-season tickets for next year and free passes to the Summer Hockey Camp.
Game time is 7:30.
Third Straight Championship For St. Joseph's Boys
By CKDR Sports - March 5th, 2014 - 8:42am
Another title for St. Joseph's School in Dryden.
The Grade 7 and 8 Boys Basketball team won their third straight All-Catholic Championship Tuesday with a convincing 39-12 win over St. Thomas Aquinas in Kenora.
St. Joe's didn't lose a game in their title run.
Red Lake Rams Vs. Rideau High School
By CKDR Sports - March 4th, 2014 - 4:22pm
Boys Basketball OFSAA Quarter-Final
Red Lake Rams 38 vs. Rideau High School 27
*Rams advance to Consolation Semi-Final
Andy Husack-16 points, Landon Parker-8 points, Joshua Monk- 6 points.
Eagles Vs. Holy Trinity
By CKDR Sports - March 4th, 2014 - 2:56pm
Girls OFSAA Volleyball
Dryden Eagles 3 vs. Holy Trinity 1
(25-17, 25-15, 23-25, 25-19)
*Eagles advance to Consolation Semi-Final
Eagles Finish With 2-2 Record
By CKDR Sports - March 4th, 2014 - 12:20pm
The Dryden Eagles are hitting their stride at the OFSAA Volleyball championship in Thunder Bay.
Dryden defeated 10th ranked Streetsville 25-21, 25-21 this afternoon.
Earlier in the day, the Eagles pulled out a 3-sets win against St. Joseph's.
The girls ended up tied for second, but were relegated to the Consolation side on a tie-breaker.
Dryden will compete in the Consolation Quarter-Final at 2:30 against 12th ranked Holy Trinity.
(7) C.C. Samuel-Genest 2 vs. (13) Dryden Eagles 0
(4) St. Thomas Aquinas C.S.S 2 vs. (13)Dryden Eagles 0
(13) Dryden Eagles 2 vs. (17) St. Joseph's 1
(25-23, 20-25, 15-9)
(13) Dryden Eagles 2 vs. (10) Streetsville 0
Rams Fall In Second Game
By CKDR Sports - March 4th, 2014 - 9:21am
The Red Lake Rams Boys Basketball team has been relegated to the Consolation round at the All-Ontario championship in Timmins.
The Rams fell to North Middlesex High School 47-38 this morning.
Red Lake held a 25-21 lead at half time.
Joshua Monk and Joshua Baranesky led the attack with 11- points, while Andy Husack added 10.
The Rams will now play in the Consolation Quarter-Final at 2:30 against Rideau High School.
Soccer And Softball Registration
By CKDR Sports - March 4th, 2014 - 8:36am
It may not seem like it but ball season is right around the corner.
Registration for Dryden Minor Softball and Dryden Youth Soccer is being held this week.
You can sign-up for both sports Wednesday from 6 until 8 at the First United Church.
Cody Wickstrom Named SIJHL Player Of The Week
By CKDR Sports - March 4th, 2014 - 8:08am
For the third time in four weeks a member of the Fort Frances Lakers has been named SIJHL Player of the Week.
Defenceman Cody Wickstrom picked up the honour with his fine play last week.
In 3-wins, the 20-year-old amassed 6-points, including a 4-assist night against English River.
Wickstrom has 36-points in 41-games.
Miners forward Eric Masters and Dryden's Tim Kavanaugh also received consideration.
Miners Drop 4-3 Decision To Minnesota
By CKDR Sports - March 4th, 2014 - 6:38am
The English River Miners had their chances but couldn't bury them in a 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Iron Rangers Monday night in Ear Falls.
The Miners went 2-12 on the powerplay and fired 31-shots on net.
Devan Vander Wyk, Richard Dartnall and Ryker Moreau scored for the Miners.
Minnesota recorded only 21-shots on P.D. Melgoza.
The Miners are still tied with Dryden for home ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs.
In other SIJHL action, the Fort Frances Lakers cruised to a 7-2 win over Wisconsin.
Rams Win Opener At OFSAA
By CKDR Sports - March 3rd, 2014 - 5:28pm
Not even a delay from Red Lake to Timmins could stop the red hot Rams Basketball team at the 'A' OFSAA championship.
The Rams were delayed getting to Timmins due a lengthy highway closure on Highway 11 but still managed to win their first game today.
The Rams stormed back to defeat 6th ranked Ottawa Islamic 56-54.
Josh Barnanesky led the way with 21-points.
Joshua Monk was a big story with 11-points, all in the second half.
Red Lake is back on the court Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock against 11th ranked North Middlesex High School.
All-Ontario Results From Thunder Bay
By CKDR Sports - March 3rd, 2014 - 12:55pm
The Dryden Eagles will need a pair of wins and some help tomorrow to advance to the playoff round at the All-Ontario Girls Volleyball Championship in Thunder Bay.
The Eagles were 0-2 on the first day of competition today.
Dryden lost their first match in straight sets 25-11, 25-14 but rebounded in the afternoon with a strong effort against 6th ranked St. Thomas Aquinas.
The Eagles rallied late in the first set but dropped a 25-19 decision.
A strong start to the second wasn't enough in a 25-14 loss.
The Eagles end the round-robin tomorrow morning with games at 8:30 and 11:30.
Eagles Future Looks Bright Following NWOSSA Loss
By CKDR Sports - March 3rd, 2014 - 11:20am
The Dryden Eagles Girls High School hockey team is already looking ahead to next season.
The Eagles were bounced from the Championship final Sunday.
Coach Tim Getson says the future looks bright.
Getson says they have a strong core of Grade 11's and stresses their rookies played sensational this year.
The Eagles are saying good-bye to Martina Wintle, Amy Doudiet, Cassidy Hoedl and Liv Carter.
Miners And Iron Rangers Collide In Ear Falls
By CKDR Sports - March 3rd, 2014 - 11:16am
A big game tonight for the English River Miners.
The Miners can regain home ice advantage in their first round match-up with Dryden.
English River takes on Minnesota at 7 o'clock at the Ear Falls Arena.
The Miners and Ice Dogs are tied for fourth place in the SIJHL standings.
In other action tonight, the Fort Frances Lakers travel to Wisconsin to face the Wilderness.
Rams Hoping To Shake Off Late Start To OFSAA
By CKDR Sports - March 3rd, 2014 - 9:42am
The closure of Highway 11 Sunday has caused nothing but headaches for the Red Lake Rams Boys Basketball team.
The team was late arriving in Timmins for the start of the 'A' OFSAA championship.
Red Lake will now play their first game at 2:30 this afternoon against sixth ranked Ottawa Islamic.
The Rams are ranked 16th.
Bantam Girls Win
By CKDR Sports - March 3rd, 2014 - 9:05am
Dryden took home a 'B' Side championship win at the Girls Minor Hockey Tournament in Emo on the weekend.
Dryden defeated the Lake of the Woods Chaos 3-1.
Dryden Proudly Hosts Northern Ontario Bowling Championship
By CKDR Sports - March 3rd, 2014 - 8:55am
An amazing atmosphere at the Timberlanes Bowling Centre on the weekend.
Well over 500-young bowlers, coaches, parents and fans were in Dryden for the Northern Ontario Youth Championship.
Timberlanes Owner Arnie Rollins says it was great to host the event.
Rollins says local kids usually have to make an 18-hour trek on the bus to attend nationals four out of six years.
He adds it's nice to have the tournament at home and notes it results in major economic spin-off's for the community.
Rollins says he was proud to welcome the top young bowlers from across the north.
13th Ranked Eagles Ready For OFSAA
By CKDR Sports - March 3rd, 2014 - 8:01am
The Dryden Eagles are preparing for the start of the All-Ontario Volleyball Final in Thunder Bay.
The 13th ranked Eagles play two games today and two games Tuesday.
Natasha Kastrukoff says the key is working hard and sticking together and building on their strong play as of late.
Callie Jackson says they want to focus on their strong defensive play.
Jackson stresses it's a major accomplishment to represent DHS at OFSAA given that the school has a proud history at the tournament over the past 10-years.
The first test is this morning at 9:30 against 7th ranked C.C. Samuel-Genest.
Schedule: (All times Central)
Monday: 9:30am-(13) Dryden Eagles vs. (7) C.C. Samuel-Genest
Monday: 12:30pm-(13) Dryden Eagles vs. (4) St. Thomas Aquinas C.S.S.
Tuesday: 8:30am-(13) Dryden Eagles vs. (17) St. Joseph's
Tuesday: 11:30am-(13) Dryden Eagles vs. (10) Streetsville
Iron Rangers Outlast Ice Dogs In Dryden
By CKDR Sports - March 3rd, 2014 - 7:29am
A sloppy 40-minutes was the undoing for the Dryden Ice Dogs in a 7-4 loss to the Minnesota Iron Rangers Sunday night at the Memorial Arena.
Dryden only managed 3-shots on goal in the first and allowed 4-quick goals in the second period.
The Ice Dogs made it 5-4 with third period goals from Tim Kavanaugh, Chris Varrin, Chris Sitko and Sinee Coonishish.
Derek McPhail recorded four assists.
The Iron Rangers iced the game with two late goals.
Dryden remains tied with English River for home ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs.
The Dogs are back on home ice Wednesday against Thunder Bay.
Eagles Girls Drop Heart Breaker
By CKDR Sports - March 2nd, 2014 - 5:49pm
A silver medal for the Dryden Eagles High School Girls hockey team.
The Eagles fell to the Fort Frances Muskies 4-3 Sunday in a thrilling end to the NWOSSA championship.
Coach Tim Getson says his team didn't give up after falling behind 4-1 heading into the final period.
Getson say they didn't give up and it was a gutsy effort.
He says the girls can hang their head high.
Getson says the goal all season long was a trip to OFSAA and they kept knocking down road blocks along the way.
He notes they just couldn't through this last one.
Martina Wintle scored a pair of goals, while Elizabeth Carter added a single.
Fort Frances out shot Dryden 30-29.
The win for the Muskies marks their first ever trip to the All-Ontario Final.
They will be joining the Boys as Fort Frances cruised to a 7-3 win over the Beaver Brae Broncos Sunday to advance.
Eagles Trail Series Going into Game Two
By BGW - March 2nd, 2014 - 3:31pm
DHS Eagles Girls hockey team dropped their first game in the NWOSA finals last evening 3-1 to the Muskies in Fort Frances. The Eagles need a win Sunday afternoon to force a third game. Game time is 3:30 and CKDR will have the call
English River Hit The Road
By CKDR Sports - February 28th, 2014 - 2:06pm
It's not an easy weekend for the English River Miners.
The Miners have to face the top two teams in the SIJHL.
They open the two game road trip tonight in Fort Frances against the league leading Lakers.
Game time is 7:30.
The next test is Saturday in Thunder Bay against the second place North Stars.
Dryden Ice Dogs Playoffs
By CKDR Sports - February 28th, 2014 - 1:25pm
One thing we do know is that it will be the Dryden Ice Dogs and English River Miners in the first round of the SIJHL playoffs.
Who has home ice advantage is anyone's guess!
The Ice Dogs and Miners can't move from their fourth and fifth positions and will meet in the opening round.
Dryden currently sits one point ahead of the Miners for home ice advantage.
The Dogs are back in action Sunday night at home against Minnesota.
The playoffs start March 14th.
Thunder Bay Rink Headed to Brier
By CKDR Sports - February 28th, 2014 - 9:09am
For the first time in years a northwestern Ontario rink is representing Northern Ontario at the Brier.
The Jeff Currie foursome out of Thunder Bay is competing in Kamloops, B.C. and says it's been a long road to get to this point.
“We played 6 spiels this year, we've been on the ice practicing a lot, we played in the Men's Major League and we have curled, practiced and sacrificed a lot of time and effort towards this.”
Currie says it's a dream come true.
“It's amazing we all have been striving for this since we were kids.”
The foursome know they have some big shoes to fill.
“We grew up watching guys like Hackner, watching them have success, we've been thinking about this since juniors and we know this is where we want to be,” Currie says.
Currie opens the Men's National curling championship on Saturday with matches against New Brunswick and B.C.
Lakers 5th; North Stars 15th
By CKDR Sports - February 27th, 2014 - 9:38am
The latest Canadian Junior Hockey rankings are out and nothing has changed for the two SIJHL teams.
The Fort Frances Lakers have held on to their 5th place ranking.
Despite a loss to Minnesota, the Thunder Bay North Stars kept their 15th position.
The Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League remain number one in the nation.
Zach Grzlewski SIJHL Player Of The Week
By CKDR Sports - February 27th, 2014 - 9:27am
The youngest player in the SIJHL has picked up his second Player of the Week award of the year.
Zach Grzlewski recorded 11-points in 3-games last week.
His outburst included 8-goals and 3-assists and helped the North Stars skate away with a pair of wins against Wisconsin.
The 16-year-old is now 2nd in goals and 5th in total scoring in the league.
Grzlewski has points in 20 of his last 22 games.
Paul Lamoureux of English River and Dryden's Dane Feeney also received consideration.
More Troubles For Miners Offence In 3-1 Loss
By CKDR Sports - February 27th, 2014 - 9:05am
The English River Miners offence appears to be sputtering.
For the third straight game the Miners could only manage one goal in a 3-1 loss to the Fort Frances Lakers Wednesday night.
Paul Lamoureux was the only one to find the back of the net, while P.D. Melgoza was solid making 32-saves.
Bruyere And Wolves Devour Ryerson
By CKDR Sports - February 27th, 2014 - 9:04am
A huge win for Dryden's Nathan Bruyere and the Lakehead University Thunderwolves.
The Wolves stormed out of the gate in their OUA West Semi-Final with Ryerson with a convincing 7-0 win Wednesday night in Toronto.
Bruyere didn't pick up a point on the blueline but did get involved physically.
Lakehead can wrap up the Best-of-3 series with another win Friday night in Thunder Bay.
Girls Final Schedule Released
By CKDR Sports - February 26th, 2014 - 11:05am
Two wins away from a trip to the All-Ontario Final.
That's the mind set of the Dryden Eagles Girls High School hockey team as they prepare for the league leading Fort Frances Muskies.
Coach Tim Getson is expecting his team to come out hard and he's anticipating an exciting series.
Getson says the girls have to bring their "A" game.
Game 1 of the Best-of-3 NWOSSA Final is Saturday night in Fort Frances at 7:15.
Game 2 is Sunday in Dryden at 3:30.
Game 3, if necessary, is Tuesday in Fort Frances at 7:15.
Lakers Clinch First In SIJHL
By CKDR Sports - February 26th, 2014 - 8:52am
The Fort Frances Lakers have won their first SIJHL regular season title since 2002-2003.
The Lakers clinched top spot in the league with a 3-2 win over Wisconsin last night on home ice.
They are back on the ice tonight in Ear Falls to take on the Miners at 7 o'clock.
Hero's Welcome For Haley Irwin
By CKDR Sports - February 26th, 2014 - 8:35am
Thunder Bay's Haley Irwin is back home after winning Olympic gold with the women's Canadian hockey team.
Around 100 people came out to welcome her arrival at the Thunder Bay airport Tuesday.
Irwin calls the support amazing.
Irwin says she never gave up hope in the classic game against the United States and she's never been part of a team that is positive all the time.
The 25-year-old says she hopes to take part in the next Winter games in South Korea.
(Video: Sheri Leviski Magic/Giant)
Red Lake Preparing For Arrival Of Eric Radford
By CKDR Sports - February 26th, 2014 - 8:32am
Balmertown's own Eric Radford is coming home!
The Olympic silver medallist is set to arrive at the Red Lake Airport at 12:50 Thursday afternoon.
Debra Geary is Radford's former figure skating coach and says they hoping to give him a hero's welcome.
Geary notes they have a number of events planned Thursday and Friday.
Radford will be visiting local schools and will also be hosting a private function with the Balmertown Figure Skating Club.
A meet-and-greet social will be held Friday night at the Royal Canadian Legion starting at 8 o'clock with speeches scheduled to start at 9.
Radford and partner Meagan Duhamel have sparked a new level of interest in figure skating in Red Lake as 99-kids are now enrolled in the program.
Schedule of Events:
Thursday February 27th
12:50pm-The community is invited to a surprise welcome greeting at the Red Lake Airport. Please bring signs and banners congratulating Eric on his Olympic performance.
1:35pm-Golden Learning Centre visit.
Friday February 28th
8:30am-Red Lake District High School visit.
9:45am-Red Lake Madsen Public School.
11:30am-St. John's visit.
4:30-6:20pm-Skate with Balmertown Figure Skaters *Closed event.
8:00-10:30pm-Come and Go adult social at the Legion lounge.
"Everyone is invited to see our Silver Medal Olympian!"
Speeches at 9:00pm.
Warriors And Rams Among Winners At Curling Finals
By CKDR Sports - February 26th, 2014 - 8:27am
Some hometown success for the Queen Elizabeth Warriors Girls High School curling team.
The Warriors thrilled curling fans in Sioux Lookout on the weekend with a gold medal performance at the NorWOSSA championship.
Red Lake won the Boys Division and Atikokan walked away with the Mixed title.
Eagles Advance To Girls Final With A Thrilling Win
By CKDR Sports - February 26th, 2014 - 7:56am
The Dryden Eagles Girls High School hockey team is headed to the NWOSSA Final...but it wasn't easy!
The Rams proved Tuesday night that they belong to be in the same sentence when talking about the top teams in the league.
Red Lake pushed Dryden to the limit before falling just short in a 4-2 loss to the Eagles.
Dryden Coach Tim Getson says it was a battle and the Rams didn't quit despite falling behind 3-0.
Getson says the Eagles defence once again came out with a strong performance.
Red Lake out shot Dryden 37-17 and CJ Jolicoeur made some huge saves in the third to keep the Blue and Gold on top.
Elizabeth Carter had a pair of goals including an empty netter, while Emmy Arsenault and Lyndsey Oliphant added singles.
Darci Mann and Alysha Parks replied for Red Lake.
Dryden and Fort Frances will now play for a trip to the All-Ontario Final.
There is no word yet on when game 1 will be played.
Eagles Bounced From Playoffs
By CKDR Sports - February 25th, 2014 - 6:02am
A tough way to end the season for the Dryden Eagles High School Boys Hockey team.
The Eagles couldn't keep a solid start going for the full game in a 10-3 loss to the Fort Frances Muskies Monday night.
Co-Coach Darryl Mousseau says they executed their game plan perfectly in the first period but couldn't keep it going.
Mousseau notes they knew Fort Frances would come out flying in the second and says they didn't match their intensity.
He admits his team simply ran out of gas, especially on the back end where the team had to convert forwards to defenceman.
Mousseau says his kids did well and it was a successful season.
Trey Palermo, Cam Zappitelli and Zack Lugli scored for Dryden.
Fort Frances took the Best-of-3 Semi-Final in two games.
The Muskies will face the Beaver Brae Broncos in the championship final.
The Broncos held on for a 5-4 win against cross-town rival St. Thomas Aquinas last night in the third and final game.
Muskies Waiting For Dryden-Red Lake Winner
By CKDR Sports - February 25th, 2014 - 5:58am
The Fort Frances Muskies are into the final in Girls High School hockey.
The Muskies had little trouble with the Beaver Brae Broncos in game 2 of the Best-of-3 Semi-Final yesterday afternoon, winning 8-2 on home ice.
Fort Frances now waits for the winner of Dryden and Red Lake.
The Eagles can punch their ticket into the championship with a win on the road tonight.
Game time is 7:30 at the Cochenour Arena and CKDR will have the call starting at 7:15.
Dogs Collar Miners In Ear Falls
By CKDR Sports - February 25th, 2014 - 5:56am
A four game losing streak against the English River Miners has been snapped in a big way.
The Dryden Ice Dogs finally found the winning formula against the Miners, winning 5-1 Monday night in Ear Falls.
It was a balanced attack for Dryden with Adam Smith, Derek McPhail, Chris Belhumer, Jarrett Day and Dane Feeney scoring.
Alex Hester picked up his first point as an Ice Dog and Joakim Jutras recorded the win.
John Morales replied for English River.
In other SIJHL play, Minnesota put down Wisconsin 5-1.
Big SIJHL Game Tonight In Ear Falls
By CKDR News - February 24th, 2014 - 10:04am
A huge two points are on the line tonight as the Dryden Ice Dogs and English River Miners meet for the final time this regular season.
The Ice Dogs trail the Miners by one point in the race for home ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs.
English River still has two games in hand.
Game time is 7 o'clock in Ear Falls.
There is one other game in the SIJHL tonight.
The Minnesota Iron Rangers entertain the Wisconsin Wilderness at 7 o'clock.
Busy And Important Day In High School Hockey
By CKDR Sports - February 24th, 2014 - 9:59am
It's do or die for the Dryden Eagles tonight in their Boys Hockey Semi-Final with Fort Frances.
The Blue and Gold are in Fort Frances to battle the Muskies.
Dryden dropped a 12-4 decision in the opener yesterday.
Game time is 7:45.
CKDR will have the call starting at 7:30.
The other semi-final match-up is scheduled for tonight.
The Beaver Brae Broncos face the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints in the third and deciding game.
Puck-drop is 7:30.
On the girls side, the Fort Frances Muskies can advance to the final with a win on home ice this afternoon.
The Muskies defeated the Beaver Brae Broncos in overtime last night.
Game time is 2:15.
Novice Tournament A Success In Dryden
By CKDR Sports - February 24th, 2014 - 8:35am
Plenty of excitement at the Dryden Memorial Arena on the weekend for the annual Novice hockey Tournament.
15-teams attended including three Dryden representatives.
The Nitros, Yellow Jackets and Darts were all bounced in the Semi-Final.
The 'A' side final didn't disappoint as the Thunder Bay Ram Rangers beat Kenora On Deck Fries 5-4 in a shootout.
Sioux Black took home the 'B' side title with a 5-4 victory over the Kenora DST Penguins.
The Sioux Orange Blades defeated the Kenora Stingers 3-2 in the 'C' side championship.
Eagles And Muskies Win Semi-Final Opening Games
By CKDR Sports - February 24th, 2014 - 7:34am
The Dryden Eagles Girls High School hockey team has drawn first blood in their Best-of-3 Semi-Final with Red Lake.
The Eagles shutdown the Rams 4-2 Sunday at the Memorial Arena.
Coach Tim Getson says they had a great defensive effort, great goaltending and a strong penalty kill.
Getson says they hope to play another strong defensive game for game 2 at a smaller Cochenour Arena.
CJ Jolicoeur made 17 saves for the win.
Brenna Stratford, Elizabeth Carter, Martina Wintle and Liv Carter scored for Dryden.
Darci Mann and Sarah Dodic replied for Red Lake.
Game 2 is Tuesday night in Red Lake at 7:30.
The other opening Semi-Final game went to overtime.
The Fort Frances Muskies needed extra time to defeat the Beaver Brae Broncos 4-3 Sunday.
Eagles Lose Game 1 Of Semi-Final
By CKDR Sports - February 24th, 2014 - 7:31am
A slow start was the difference for the Dryden Eagles Boys High School hockey team in their Semi-Final series against Fort Frances.
The Muskies caught the Eagles sleeping in the first, scoring six times, en route to a 12-4 win Sunday at the Memorial Arena.
Co-Coach Darryl Mousseau says he was happy with their effort in the second half of the game, stressing they were able raise the level of their game physically.
Mousseau stresses they need to be banging and crashing for a full 60-minutes.
Ryan Hron led the Eagles with 2-goals and an assist, while Calum Cheesequay-Tom and Zack Lugli added singles.
Dryden will try to extend the series tonight in Fort Frances at 7:45.
CKDR will have the call starting at 7:30.
Churchill Knocks Out Eagles
By CKDR Sports - February 22nd, 2014 - 8:49pm
The Dryden Eagles fell short in their bid for a trip to the All-Ontario Championships in Boys Basketball.
Dryden dropped an 81-62 decision to the Churchill Trojans Friday night in game 2 of the Best-of-3 NWOSSA Final.
Eagles Drop Opener
By CKDR Sports - February 22nd, 2014 - 2:39pm
The Dryden Eagles are down one in the Best of 3 NWOSSA High School Boys Basketball final.
A slow started hampered the Eagles in a 77-62 loss to the Thunder Bay champion Churchill Trojans.
Kurtis Burnell led Dryden with 22 points, while Nick Skillen added 17.
Game two is tonight at DHS at 7:00.
Miners Take Two From Wilderness
By CKDR Sports - February 22nd, 2014 - 2:37pm
For the second straight game, the English River Miners jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead and cruised to a 5-2 win over the Wisconsin Wilderness Friday night.
Taylor Bargar led the attack with a pair of goals, while Ryley Pace, Paul Lameroueux and John Morales added singles.
P.D. Melgoza picked up the win in net.
The Miners look to make it an American sweep tonight as they take on the Minnesota Iron Rangers.