A new season in the SIJHL opened in four communities Friday night.
In Dryden. Sebastiano Biagi scored twice in aiding the hometown GM Ice Dogs to a 4-1 win over the Fort Frances Lakers.
Ryland Maier and Nathan Prodanuk had the other goals for the Dogs, who outshot the Lakers 36-30.
The Lakers only came late in the third period off the stick of Trever Sanderson on the power play.
The Red Lake Miners scored three times in a span of five minutes to break a 3-3 tie midway through the third to score a 6-3 win over the Kam River Walleye at Oliver-Paipoonge.
Noah Tenney, Blake Hiltermann, Brody Lindal, Aiden Corbett, Gavin McIntosh, and Skyler Carriere scored for the Miners.
Cole Fraser, Kaden Goodwin, and Daxton Lang replied for Wisconsin.
Noah Smith scored twice as the Sioux Lookout Bombers defeated the Thunder Bay North Stars 3-1 in Sioux Lookout.
Owen Cotter scored an empty net goal for the Bombers.
EJ Paddington notched the Stars only marker.
It took a five-round shootout to decide a winner in Kenora, with Reid Zurkan notching the only goal to give the expansion Kenora Islanders a 4-3 win over the Wisconsin Wilderness.
Darian Sinclair, Jayden McPherson-Nepinak and Aaron Bertschinger scored for the Islanders in regulation time.
Kaden Postal, Simon Davidson, and Bradyn Voong replied for the Wilderness.
The match ups for all eight teams take place tonight.