THUNDER BAY – The Superior International Junior Hockey League will be in Lac Seul Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. as the Dryden Ice Dogs take on the surging English River Miners in a neutral site affair at the newly opened Lac Seul Arena.
Dryden will serve as the home team in the contest, which will count in the regular season standings.
Only five points separate the two sides with the Ice Dogs sitting with 25 points on the season compared to the Miners 20 with English River also holding four games in hand on their new Northwestern Ontario rival.
Both clubs will come into the game on a roll with Dryden having won three of their past four while the Miners have been even better of late having gone 5-0-1-0 in their past half dozen contests picking up 11 of a possible 12 points.
“It’s a tremendous opportunity for us with the Ice Dogs and the Miners to bring the SIJHL to Lac Seul and play this game,” offered Dryden general manager and director of hockey operations Brad Boyko. “We’re looking forward to the experience.”
Opened in late August the new Lac Seul Arena boasts a 1,300 seat arena with an NHL-size ice surface, along with a conference centre, restaurant and convenience store.
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