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By CKDR Sports - December 12th, 2013 - 2:31pm
The Dryden Ice Dogs wasted no time early on in their 11-3 victory over the Wisconsin Wilderness last night.
The offensive line was on top of their game with Synee Coonishish who fired a hat-trick and followed up with an assist.
Chris Sitco racked em up as well with two goals and two assists. Dane Feeney not far behind tallying twice with one assist.
Solo goals went to Chris Belhumeur, Zach Kercz, Jarrett Day and Chris Varrin.
Shayne Dietl held strong in the net for Dryden while Brenden Manquen suffered the loss for the Wilderness, letting 5 pucks in net before giving way to Griffin Strain for the remainder of the game.
(updated 5:50am 12/13/13)
Eagles Storm Back To Beat Warriors
By CKDR Sports - December 12th, 2013 - 4:36am
A scare for the Dryden Eagles Boys High School hockey team.
The Eagles spotted the Queen Elizabeth Warriors a 3-0 lead before storming back with five goals in the final period for a 6-3 win last night in Sioux Lookout.
Cam Zappetelli was the difference as he recorded a four goal games.
Joel Zieroth (zee-roth) and Kirk Markwoski also found the back of the net.
Andy Brunton, Parker MacKay and Wolf Bannon replied for the Warriors.
Sioux Lookout outshot Dryden 31-27.
Eagles Take Another Three
By CKDR Sports - December 11th, 2013 - 3:24pm
Another three win effort for the Dryden Eagles Court teams.
The Eagles were in Kenora to face the Beaver Brae Broncos Wednesday.
The Boys Basketball teams split their games against Beaver Brae.
The Dryden Seniors won 66-34, while the Juniors dropped a 62-42 decision.
Both Girls Volleyball teams posted victories.
The Juniors cruised to a straight sets victory over the Broncos (25-4, 25-13, 25-10).
The Senior Eagles needed four sets.
(21-25, 25-11, 25-18, 25-22)
Rookie Forward Named SIJHL Player Of Week
By CKDR News - December 11th, 2013 - 8:22am
Thunder Bay North Stars rookie forward Daniel Delpaggio has been named SIJHL-Pizza Hut player of the week.
The 17-year-old scored five times and added two assists in two games last week.
Delpaggio, who represented the SIJHL at last month's Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects game, is currently riding a 5-game point streak.
He leads the North Stars in offensive production with 40-points in just 20-games.
Delpaggio sits in third place in SIJHL scoring and leads the league in points-per-game average at 2.00.
Dryden's Chris Varrin and Dominic Blouin of English River also received consideration.
Two SIJHL Teams Still In Top 20
By CKDR Sports - December 11th, 2013 - 8:20am
The Fort Frances Lakers and Thunder Bay North Stars are still in the top 20 of the national Junior Hockey rankings.
The Lakers dropped two spots to sit 6th.
The North Stars didn't move and have maintained their 15th ranking.
There is a new number one in Canada.
The Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League have unseated the Fort McMurray Oil Barons.
The Oil Barons have dropped to third place for the first time this entire season.
Miners Continue Hot Play Against Fort Frances
By CKDR Sports - December 11th, 2013 - 6:37am
It doesn't get much better than this for the English River Miners.
The Miners used home ice to their advantage in a 4-3 win against Fort Frances Lakers Tuesday night.
Fort Frances entered the game as the fifth ranked team in Canada.
Paul Lamoureaux scored twice, including the game winner, while Chris Hrabec and Vincent Currao added singles.
P.D. Melgoza was solid in net making 38-saves.
The Miners now trail the fourth place Dryden Ice Dogs by only 2-points in the SIJHL standings.
Second Period Collapse Costs Eagles
By CKDR Sports - December 11th, 2013 - 6:35am
A six goal outburst in the second period sunk the Dryden Eagles Girls High School hockey team Tuesday night.
The Eagles dropped a 9-4 decision to the Muskies at the 52' Canadians Arena in Fort Frances.
Martina Wintle scored twice for Dryden, while Emmy Arsenault and Jenna Langlais added singles.
Fort Frances outshot the Eagles 46-25.
In Boys High School hockey Tuesday night.
The Beaver Brae Broncos controlled the Red Lake Rams 15-5, while the Fort Frances Muskies stormed back to beat the St. Thomas Acquinas Saints 4-2.
Eagles Winter Season Starts Out With A Bang
By CKDR Sports - December 11th, 2013 - 6:34am
A good start to the court season for the Dryden Eagles.
The Blue and Gold took 3 out of 4 games on home court Tuesday against Fort Frances.
The most impressive showing came from the Senior Boys Basketball team as the Eagles walloped the Muskies 73-46.
The Senior Girls Volleyball team beat Fort Frances in four sets, (18-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-15) while the Junior Girls cruised to a straight sets victory. (25-21, 25-15, 25-21)
The Dryden Junior Boys fell to Fort Frances 46-23.
PeeWee Paper Kings Fall In Final
By CKDR News - December 9th, 2013 - 10:48am
A silver medal for the Dryden Paper Kings at a weekend hockey tournament in Kenora.
The Paper Kings fell to the Kenora 'AA' PeeWee Thistles 4-3 in overtime in the championship game.
Eagles Win Division
By CKDR Sports - December 8th, 2013 - 1:20pm
The Dryden Eagles High School Boys Hockey team won the Crocus Plains division at a weekend tournament in Brandon, Manitoba.
The Eagles defeated Dauphin 6-2 in the final game. Dryden finish the tournament with a 3-2 record.
Ice Dogs Win; Miners Lose
By CKDR Sports - December 8th, 2013 - 10:32am
Dryden Ice Dogs 5 vs. Minnesota Iron Rangers 4
Thunder Bay North Stars 5 vs. English River Miners 1
Ice Dogs Win; Miners Lose
By CKDR Sports - December 8th, 2013 - 10:32am
Dryden Ice Dogs 5 vs. Minnesota Iron Rangers 4
Thunder Bay North Stars 5 vs. English River Miners 1
Eagles Capture Gold In Portage
By CKDR Sports - December 8th, 2013 - 10:28am
The Dryden Eagles completed a perfect weekend with a gold medal at a Girls High School Hockey Tournameny in Portage, Mabitoba. Dryden defeated the Red Lake Rams 3-1 in the championship game.
By CKDR Sports - December 7th, 2013 - 12:19pm
The Dryden Eagles Girls High School hockey team is 3-0 at the Portage, Manioba tournament.
The Eagles downed St. Mary's 3-1 Saturday to advance I the final.
Miners Win; Dogs Lose
By CKDR Sports - December 7th, 2013 - 8:14am
The English River offence came to life in an 8-6 over the North Stars in Thunder Bay Friday night. The Miners are now two points behind the Dryden Ice Dogs who fell 6-2 to the Minnesota Iron Rangers.
Eagles 2-0 In Portage
By CKDR Sports - December 6th, 2013 - 8:57pm
The Dryden Eagles are 2-0 at the Portage High School Girls Hockey tournament. The Eagles upended the Fort Frances Muskies 3-0 Friday night. Kyla Lindquist, Lyndsey Oliphant and Leah Balla scored for the Eagles. CJ Jolicoeur earned the shutout.
Eagles Win Opener At Portage
By CKDR Sports - December 6th, 2013 - 4:53pm
A great start to the Girls High School Hockey tournament in Portage, Mabitoba. The Eagles won their opener against the host team 11-0 Friday afternoon. Jackie Grandmont recorded the shutout. Shelby Tourond scored three goals, while Martina Wintle added two. Amy Doudiet, Cara Balla, Liv Carter, Leah Balla, Jessica Carter and Sydney Allen added singles. Dryden is back in action tonight at 7:00 against Fort Frances.
Miners Look For Success In Thunder Bay
By CKDR Sports - December 6th, 2013 - 8:19am
Something's got to give as two streaking teams collide in Thunder Bay this weekend.
The English River Miners face the North Stars in a two game set starting tonight.
The Miners are 6-2 in their last 8 games, while Thunder Bay is 5-1 in their last 6.
English River is only four points back of the Dryden Ice Dogs for fourth spot in the SIJHL standings.
Thunder Bay is two points up on Minnesota.
Puck-drop is 6:30 central tonight and tomorrow.
Ice Dogs Looking For Big Crowd For Huge Series
By CKDR News - December 6th, 2013 - 8:18am
A critical two game series for the Dryden Ice Dogs begins tonight.
The Ice Dogs entertain the Minnesota Iron Rangers.
Dryden trails the third place Iron Rangers by five points.
Minnesota handed the Fort Frances Lakers their first regulation loss since September 20th Thursday night.
Tonight kids under the age of 12 get in for $3.
Saturday's game kids under the age of 12 get in free with a donation to the Dryden Food Bank.
Game time both nights is 7:30.
Eagles And Warriors Snowed Out
By CKDR Sports - December 4th, 2013 - 10:19am
The High School Girls game between the Eagles and Queen Elizabeth Warriors today has been postponed due to the weather. The game will be made up at a later date.
SIJHL Game On Ice Thanks To Mother Nature
By CKDR Sports - December 4th, 2013 - 9:25am
The December 4th SIJHL game between the Dryden Ice Dogs and the Thunder Bay North Stars has been postponed due to the weather.
Game will be rescheduled.
Rams Complete Kenora Road Trip
By CKDR Sports - December 4th, 2013 - 9:22am
The Red Lake Rams Girls High School hockey team completes a two game road trip in Kenora tonight.
The Rams face the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints.
Red Lake battled Beaver Brae Tuesday afternoon.
Game time tonight is 7:30.
19-Year-Old Forward Named SIJHL Player Of The Month
By CKDR News - December 4th, 2013 - 8:24am
Some impressive stats in November has resulted in SIJHL-Gongshow Gear performer of the month honours for Matthias Gardiman.
The Thunder Bay North Stars forward recorded 10-goals and 10-assists in 10-games last month.
Among the stats that stood out were two hat-tricks, a game-winning tally and two shootout markers.
Gardiman sits fourth in the SIJHL in point-per-game average and is tied for sixth in overall scoring.
Dryden's Chris Sitco and Brendan Wilde of the English River Miners also received consideration.
Falcons Take One From Saints On The Court
By CKDR Sports - December 4th, 2013 - 8:18am
The Ignace Falcons Senior Girls Volleyball team survived a classic marathon Tuesday on home court.
The Falcons needed five gruelling sets to dispose of the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints.
The Ignace Juniors weren't as fortunate losing in straight sets to the Saints.
In Senior Boys Basketball, St. Thomas Aquinas cruised to a 52-20 win over Ignace.
Andie Wood Represents Dryden Proudly At Nationals
By CKDR Sports - December 4th, 2013 - 7:59am
The High School track season has come to an official close.
Dryden Eagles athlete Andie Wood has returned from the Canadian Cross-Country Championship in Vancouver, B.C.
Wood battled bitter conditions and ankle deep mud to finish in 79th place.
She finished the 5-kilometre race against some of the top young runners in the nation with a time of 20-and-a-half minutes.
Log Jam On Top Of Boys Hockey Standings
By CKDR Sports - December 4th, 2013 - 7:00am
It's crowded on top of the High School Boys Hockey standings.
The Dryden Eagles, Beaver Brae Broncos, St. Thomas Aquinas Saints and Fort Frances Muskies are all tied for first with 3-1 records after Tuesday night's play.
The Eagles scored nine goals for the third straight game in a 9-4 rout of Queen Elizabeth.
Kirk Markowski and Zack Lugli both scored twice for the Eagles, while Ryan Hron, Adam Getson, Joel Zieroth, Cam Zapitelli and Jarod Price added singles.
Blair Bresson, Parker MacRae, Shayne McKay and Andy Brunton replied for the Warriors.
The big upset was in Kenora where the shorthanded Beaver Brae Broncos stunned the previously undefeated Fort Frances Muskies 5-0.
The Saints beat Red Lake 4-1 at the Cochenour Arena.
Full Slate Of Games In High School Hockey
By CKDR Sports - December 3rd, 2013 - 9:45am
There's a full schedule in High School hockey today as every team in the Boys division is in action.
The Dryden Eagles are in Sioux Lookout to battle the Queen Elizabeth Warriors.
Puck drop is 7:30 and CKDR will have the call starting around 7:20.
The Red Lake Rams are at the Cochenour Arena to face the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints.
The Beaver Brae Broncos and Fort Frances Muskies collide in Kenora.
Those games also start at 7:30.
There's one game on the Girls schedule and it's a matinee.
The Red Lake Rams are in Kenora against the Beaver Brae Broncos at 3:30.
Co-Winners In SIJHL Player Of The Week Honours
By CKDR Sports - December 3rd, 2013 - 9:32am
Mason Meyer is back on top in the weekly SIJHL awards, but this time he has company.
The Fort Frances Lakers forward and Thunder Bay North Stars forward Zach Grzelewski have been named co-Pizza Hut Players of the Week.
Meyer earned his second consecutive award with a 13-point week in three games.
Grzelewski scored four goals in a win over English River.
The 16-year-old followed that up with a 2-goal, 2-assist effort against Wisconsin.
Grzelewski is the youngest player in the SIJHL.
Lakers And North Stars Don't Move In Rankings
By CKDR Sports - December 3rd, 2013 - 9:30am
The latest Canadian Junior Hockey League rankings are out and everything is status quo for the two SIJHL teams on the list.
The Fort Frances Lakers and Thunder Bay North Stars didn't budge in the standings.
The Lakers remain fourth, while the North Stars are stuck at 15th.
SIJHL play resumes Wednesday with the Dryden Ice Dogs entertaining Thunder Bay.
Eagles Shooting Barrage Results In Win
By CKDR Sports - December 2nd, 2013 - 8:02am
The Dryden Eagles peppered 70-shots on the St. Thomas Aquinas net in a 7-1 win over the Saints Sunday in Girls High School hockey.
The Eagles fell behind early on the road by allowing a shorthanded goal.
Coach Tim Getson says Saints goalie Gilly Derouard frustrated them with a 27-save performance in the opening frame.
Getson notes things turned around in the second and third period as his girls continued to work hard.
He adds it was a balanced attack as all of his lines were clicking.
Leah Balla had a pair of goals, while Rachel Getson, Shelby Tourond, Liv Carter, Jess Carter and Martina Wintle added singles
CJ Jolicoeur picked up the victory.
Dryden Set To Be In Provincial Spotlight
By CKDR Sports - November 29th, 2013 - 3:15pm
Dryden has been selected to host one of the biggest championships in High School sports.
Dryden High School has won its bid to host the All-Ontario Boys Volleyball championship in 2014 and the Girls championship in 2015.
This is the second time the Eagles have hosted OFSAA for boys and girls Volleyball.
Dryden will welcome the top 19 teams in all of Ontario for both championships.
Miners Look To Continue Their Winning Ways
By CKDR Sports - November 29th, 2013 - 11:20am
The English River Miners are back on home ice and are looking to continue their winning ways.
The Miners are 6-0-1 in their last seven games and have won three in a row.
The Miners host the Thunder Bay North Stars.
Game time is 7:00 at the Ear Falls Arena.
SIJHL Hockey In Lac Seul?
By CKDR Sports - November 29th, 2013 - 8:27am
The success of a neutral site game in Lac Seul this week has raised questions about a possible future for the Superior International Junior Hockey League in the First Nations community.
Barry King is the Events Centre Manager for the Lac Seul Arena and Conference Centre.
King says it's something they would consider and notes they will be looking at the possibility in the future.
Lac Seul Chief Clifford Bull says they are looking at the possibility.
The SIJHL expanded to six teams last year with the successful addition of the English River Miners.
Eagles Defeat Rams; Warriors Fall To Muskies
By CKDR Sports - November 29th, 2013 - 8:15am
The Dryden Eagles Girls High School hockey team is back on the winning track.
The Eagles avenged a loss to Fort Frances this week with a 5-1 win over the Red Lake Rams at the Cochenour Arena Thursday night.
Lyndsey Oliphant led the way with a pair of goals, while Jenna Langlais, Martina Wintle and Emmy Arsenault added singles.
The Eagles are back on the road Sunday against the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints.
CKDR will have that game for you starting at 5:15.
Elsewhere in Girls High School hockey, the Queen Elizabeth Warriors were blanked by Fort Frances 7-0 Thursday in Sioux Lookout.
Rams And Warriors Both At Home In Girls Hockey
By CKDR Sports - November 28th, 2013 - 10:09am
The Dryden Eagles Girls High School hockey team looks to bounce back from a stinging defeat.
The Eagles travel to Red Lake to face the Rams.
Dryden is coming off a tough 7-2 loss to Fort Frances at home on Tuesday.
Game time tonight is 7:30 at the Cochenour Arena.
In other action, the Queen Elizabeth Warriors face the Fort Frances Muskies at the Sioux Lookout Memorial Arena.
Puck-drop is also 7:30.
Miners Top Ice Dogs In Lac Seul
By CKDR Sports - November 28th, 2013 - 5:29am
The surging English River Miners are moving up in the standings.
The Miners scored three unanswered goals, including two in the final period, in a 4-2 win over the Dryden Ice Dogs in Lac Seul First Nation last night.
Brendan Wilde notched the winning goal, while Will Wickersham got the ball rolling with a power play goal 9-seconds shy of the second intermission.
Devan Vander Wyk and Royce King also found the back of the net.
Mack Boyce and Tyson Holder responded for the Ice Dogs who outshot the Miners 45-30.
Greg Harney picked up the win, while Shayne Dietl suffered the loss.
English River is now 6-0-1 in their last seven games, while the Dogs have dropped two in row.
The Miners are now just three points behind fourth place Dryden in the SIJHL standings.
English River has four games in hand on the Dogs.
The game was played in front of a large and appreciative crowd at the new Lac Seul Arena.
SIJHL Hockey Makes Debut In Lac Seul
By CKDR Sports - November 27th, 2013 - 9:50am
The Superior International Junior Hockey League heads to Lac Seul tonight for a regular season game.
The Dryden Ice Dogs take on the English River Miners in the showcase game.
The game will be played at the new state-of-the-art 1,300 seat Lac Seul Arena.
The arena features an NHL-size ice surface, conference centre, restaurant and convenience store.
Dryden will serve as the home team in the contest.
Only 5-points separate the two teams with the Ice Dogs sitting ahead of the Miners with 25-points.
The Miners have four games in hand on Dryden.
The Ice Dogs have won three of their past four, while the Miners have picked up 11 out of a possible 12 points in their last six games.
Game time is 7:30 and CKDR will have the call starting at 7:15.
Warriors Host Broncos In Boys Hockey
By CKDR Sports - November 27th, 2013 - 9:47am
Two games highlight the Boys High School hockey schedule tonight.
The Queen Elizabeth Warriors entertain the Beaver Brae Broncos.
The Broncos are licking their wounds following a 9-4 loss to Dryden Tuesday night.
Game time is 7:30.
The other game features Fort Frances and Thomas Aquinas in Kenora.
Puck-drop is 3:30.
Mason Meyer SIJHL Player Of The Week
By CKDR Sports - November 27th, 2013 - 8:35am
Fort Frances Lakers forward Mason Meyer has been named SIJHL Pizza Hut player of the week.
The 19-year-old recorded 2-goals and 6-assists in three games to help the Lakers take 5 out of a possible 6 points last week.
Meyer is currently riding a six-game point streak and has found the score sheet in 11 of his past 12 contests.
Meyer is second on the Lakers in offensive production with 28-points and sits fifth overall in the SIJHL.
Dryden's Chris Sitko and Greg Harney of the English River Miners received honourable mention.
Mixed Results For Eagles On The Ice
By CKDR Sports - November 27th, 2013 - 8:29am
A five goal explosion in the third period broke a 4-all tie as the Dryden Eagles Boys defeated the Beaver Brae Broncos in Kenora Tuesday night.
Trey Palermo was the difference in the 9-4 victory, scoring 5-times and adding 2-assists.
However, Co-Coach Darryl Mousseau says it was a complete team effort.
Mousseau notes it was an amazing effort considering they were only playing with 11-skaters.
Mousseau says they worked hard and skated hard and everyone was contributing.
Another difference in the victory was special teams as the power-play was 3-4 with 14-shots on net and the Eagles added two shorthanded goals.
Matt Kellar added two goals, while Ryan Hron and Cam Zappitelli chipped in with singles.
Devon Caren made 38-saves for the win.
The Dryden Eagles Girls weren't as fortunate on home ice.
The Eagles were shelled by the Fort Frances Muskies 7-2.
The Beaver Brae Broncos downed the Thomas Aquinas Saints 5-1 in other girls action.
Full Slate Of Games In High School Hockey
By CKDR Sports - November 26th, 2013 - 12:09pm
A busy day on the ice in High School athletics.
There are three games on the Girls Hockey schedule.
The Dryden Eagles entertain the Fort Frances Muskies in a match-up of two powerhouses.
Game time is 6:30 at the Memorial Arena.
The Red Lake Rams tangle with the Sioux Lookout Warriors at the Cochenour Arena at 7:30.
The Thomas Aquinas Saints and Beaver Brae Broncos collide in an all Kenora battle at 4:30.
In Boys High School Hockey, the Dryden Eagles make the trip to Kenora to face the Beaver Brae Broncos.
Puck-drop is 7:30 and CKDR will have the call starting at 7:15.
Still Room On Fan Bus For Ice Dogs Game
By CKDR Sports - November 26th, 2013 - 9:07am
The Dryden Ice Dogs are bringing junior hockey to Lac Seul First Nation.
The Ice Dogs take on the English River Miners Wednesday night at the new state-of-the-art Lac Seul Arena.
Bill Laidlaw says the contest is an Ice Dogs home game and season tickets will be honoured at the game.
There is also a fan bus leaving the Dryden Memorial Arena at 4:30.
The bus is free of charge and 5-seats are remaining.
For more information contact Bill at 221-8722.
Successful Swim Meet For Dryden Dolphins
By CKDR Sports - November 26th, 2013 - 9:05am
A great turnout for the Dryden Dolphins Formula 500 Swim Meet on the weekend.
The Dolphins swim club posted great results with a number of young athletes swimming away with medals.
Jacob Benson led the way with 5-gold medals.
Benson finished first in the 100-metre butterfly, 50-metre backstroke, 100-metre breaststroke, 100-metre freestyle and 100-metre backstroke.
Sarah Urquhart of Dryden also produced a stand-out performance.
Urquhart finished first in the 100-metre butterfly, 100-metre freestyle and 100-metre backstroke.
Former Dryden Curler Moving Up In World Standings
By CKDR News - November 25th, 2013 - 1:04pm
Former Dryden curler Ian McMillan is turning heads on the big stage.
McMillan and his team won the DeKalb Superspiel in Morris, Manitoba on the weekend.
The win moved his team into the top 25 on the World Curling Tour money list.
The team also leads the Manitoba Curling Tour in both money and in points.
McMillan is a product of the Dryden Junior curling program and participated in the Men's league as a junior.
He won the Dryden Men's Bonspiel at the age of 15.
McMillan is currently attending the University of Manitoba and is curling out of the Thistle Club in Winnipeg.
Eagles Finish 7th In Hometown Tournament
By CKDR Sports - November 25th, 2013 - 12:21pm
The Fort Frances Muskies are the champions of the Dryden High School-Best-Western-Subway-Dingwall Ford Boys Hockey Tournament.
The Muskies defeated Northlands Parkway of Winkler, Manitoba 3-2 in a shootout to capture the tournament.
The Queen Elizabeth Warriors fell in the 'C' side final, losing 6-0 to Glenboro-Carberry of Manitoba.
The Dryden Eagles finished with a 2-2 record and ended up 7th overall.
Eagles Finish Fourth In The Province
By CKDR Sports - November 25th, 2013 - 12:19pm
The Dryden Eagles are top four in all of Ontario.
The Senior Boys Volleyball team came in fourth at the OFSAA championship in Thunder Bay over the weekend.
The Eagles lost a back and forth bronze medal game 25-17, 25-22, 30-28.
Timberwolves Finish With 3-1 Record In Rousseau
By CKDR Sports - November 25th, 2013 - 12:17pm
The Dryden Timberwolves had a great weekend south of the border at a 'AA' Bantam hockey Tournament.
The Timberwolves finished with a 3-1 record in Rousseau, Minnesota.
Dryden defeated Grand Rapids 3-1 and upended West Fargo 7-2 on Saturday.
The Timberwolves ended the tournament with a convincing 7-2 win over Kenora.