The Dryden GM Ice Dogs are into the finals of the Dudley-Hewitt Cup despite a 2-1 loss to the Thunder Bay North Stars last night.
The Dogs, Stars and the Wellington Dukes ended the round-robin play in a three-way tie with 2-1 records. Dryden finished first overall in points and clinched a berth into the championship game. The Cochrane Crunch were elminated from the tournament as they finished fourth with a record of 0-3.
Thunder Bay and Wellington will see each other tonight in the semifinal game at the Dryden Memorial Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. The winner will head to Saturday's final game against the Ice Dogs.
Thunder Bay's Avery Siau has recently been charged with assault following an altercation with Dryden GM Ice Dogs Head Coach Kurt Walsten on April 17. He has previously been suspended for incidents, including head contact and a slew foot.
The winner of the Dudley-Hewitt Cup will advance to Chilliwack, BC for the RBC Cup on May 12.
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Dryden 3 Cochrane 0
Thursday, May 3
Wellington 6 Cochrane 3
Thunder Bay 2 Dryden 1
Friday, May 4
Semifinal: Thunder Bay (3rd Round Robin) vs. Wellington (2nd Round Robin) 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 5
Final: Semifinal Winner vs. Dryden (1st Round Robin) 7:30 p.m.