Goals, goals, and more goals were the theme last night for the Dryden GM Ice Dogs as they beat up on the Fort Frances Lakers 9-2.

Nine different skaters for the Ice Dogs got on the score sheet in the team's first road win of the season.

Team captain Cameron Ware was very pleased with the effort that was put forth tonight by the team.

“I felt we played really well, all the guys came together and played a full 60 minutes,” said Ware

It didn’t take long for Dryden to open the scoring as Ware notched his first of the season on the powerplay at the 6:28 mark of the first period.

Late in the frame forward Maxime Collette picked up where he left off last week as he found the back of the net for his third goal of the season with Kale Hancock picking up the assist.

After 20 minutes of play, Dryden has a 2-0 lead and outshot the Lakers 16-8 in the period.

Fort Frances responded and cut the lead in half halfway through the second period with an unassisted goal from Nakoda Thunderchief.

After the Lakers responded it was all Ice Dogs after that. Dryden responded at the 13:36 mark of the period with Chase Muswagon getting his first of the year, and Maxime Collette coming in with the assist.

Ware scored his second of the game just 2:17 later, assisted by none other than netminder Dylan Kosik.

The second-period scoring didn’t stop there at Derek Koivisto scored with only five seconds left. After 40 minutes Dryden led 5-1 outshooting the Lakers 14-8 in the period.

The scoring didn’t stop for the Ice Dogs as Ian Kimble put one past Lakers goalie Paolo Suppa who was making his first career SIJHL start.

Suppa’s night didn’t get any easier as minutes later Maxime Collette notched his second of the game and fourth goal of the season. Assists by Tyler Earl, and Mitchell Battersby.

Collette’s goal ended Suppa’s night as he was pulled after giving up seven goals on 33 shots. Mason Meyer came on in relief.

The Lakers were able to get one back as Caleb Booth capitalized on the powerplay at the 7:52 mark with his first tally of the season.

Dryden’s Brayden MacKay and Cameron Ware scored later in the period to put the Ice Dogs on top 9-2.

The Ice Dogs finished the third period outshooting the Lakers 12-5, and 42-21 in the game.

Dylan Kosik picked up his second win of the season turning away 19 of 21 shots and remains undefeated. Lakers goalie Paolo Suppa suffered the loss.

After the game, the 6’6” captain reflected on his hat-trick.

“It felt awesome to get back on the scoresheet. Getting three goals tonight was awesome. Definitely got the monkey off my back and looking forward to getting a couple more next game,” added Ware

Dryden is back on the ice tonight against the Thunder Bay North Stars for the team's Truth and Reconciliation Game.

Ware noted that the team is expecting a pretty physical game from the North Stars tonight.

“I think we’ll have no worries with it, we have a big team, we love physicality, and we have some skilled guys on the team. I think we’ll come up with a win tomorrow and keep on rolling,” concluded Ware

Tonight’s game will be the North Stars third game in three nights as the club won both games up in Red Lake against the Miners.

With the win, last night the Ice Dogs move to 2-1 on the season and move into second place one point back of the Wisconsin Lumberjacks.