SPOONER, Wis. – A back and forth Superior International Junior Hockey League contest at the Spooner Civic Center Saturday saw the Thunder Bay North Stars strike for three third-period tallies in an eventual 6-3 triumph.
Thunder Bay started strong and skated to a 3-0 lead on a pair of markers from Jacob Anttonen and a single courtesy of Alex Erwin.
Battling back in the latter stages of the second stanza, the Lumberjacks answered with a trio of tallies in rapid succession to knot the proceedings at 3-3 through two periods of play.
Ryan Green started the offensive outburst for Wisconsin at 16:19 of the session for his first SIJHL goal, then promptly added his second just moments later.
Jack Jones then tied it just before the middle stanza expired as he too picked up his first tally in league play.
In the third though, the North Stars regrouped and got the eventual game-winner from Andrew Rennie while the visitors were shorthanded for his opening SIJHL goal.
Nikolas Campbell then put one in on the power play a couple shifts later before a Jacob Brown man-down effort at 6:40 rounded out the scoring.
Wisconsin did out shoot Thunder Bay 50-42 overall with Jordan Smith picking up the win in his debut while Cole Manahan suffered the loss in his initial league outing.
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