Cam Coutre had two goals for the Dryden GM Ice Dogs, as they hammered the Lakers in Fort Frances 9-2 last night. The win completes a weekend sweep for the Ice Dogs, as they close within three points of Thief River for third place.
Malcom Huemmert scored twice for the 5-3 win Saturday night in Minnesota, completing the sweep of the Iron Rangers. Dryden also won Friday night's game 5-2, after Evan Pakkala scored the winner.
With three straight wins, the Ice Dogs are within three points of Thief River for third place. Red Lake is in second, eight points up on the Ice Dogs.
Dryden hosts the Miners from Red Lake Wednesday at the Dog Pound. Puck drop is set for 7:30 at the Memorial Arena.
The regular season comes to a close March 15. If the playoffs started tomorrow, the Ice Dogs would take on the Fort Frances Lakers in a best-of-five series.
Round 1 (Quarter-finals)
Series A: No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 seed (Minnesota Iron Rangers)
Series B: No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed
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