It was the third game in as many nights for Dryden GM (6-8-1-0) and the second straight game against the Kam River Fighting Walleye (8-2-1-0), but the Ice Dogs were on the losing end of a 3-2 decision.
Kam River won the series opener on Friday night (November 5, 2021) by a score of 2-1.
For the first time, this season Dryden has dropped two games in a row.
The first period was filled will big hits, many chances, but only one goal. It only took 16 seconds into the first period to find the game's first goal as Tyler Ralph beat Jordan Belley who was making his third straight start.
That was the only scoring in the first period as it was 1-0 Fighting Walleye after 20 minutes. Shots were 12-9 for Kam River.
Creighton, SK product Derek Kovisto got the Ice Dogs on the board to tie the game for the Ice Dogs shorthanded, five minutes into the second period.
Tristan Takats and Brady Frattinger picked helpers on the goal.
Kam River would come right back just five minutes later to take a 2-1 lead. Trenton Morriseau was able to find the back of the net past Belley.
Dryden would score their second shorthanded goal of the game off the stick of Jackson Jacques who got his first of the season to tie the game 2-2.
Braeden Duchesne would give Kam River the lead late in the second period, which would be the eventual game-winner.
After 40 minutes Kam River was up 3-2. Shots in the period were 17-16 for Kam River.
Even though Dryden put 19 shots on Eric Vanska, he was able to stand tall and not let anything past him. Belley for the Ice Dogs stopped all 17 shots he faced in the period. Finals shots were 44-41 for Dryden.
Kam River walked away with their sixth straight win and third straight against Dryden.
Belley stopped 38 shots in the loss and Vanska gave up only two goals on 44 shots to pick up his third win of the season.
The Ice Dogs will continue their eight-game road trip on Friday (November 12, 2021) as they travel down to Minnesota for the first time since February 26, 2020, for a two-game series against the Thief River Falls Nordskies.