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Fighting Walleye knock off Stars on Orange Wave Indigenous Night

Kam River will look for weekend sweep on Saturday night when the series shifts to Fort William Gardens.
Eric Vanska
Kam River Walleye goaltender Eric Vanska stones Thunder Bay's Rajvir Sangha in overtime, as teammate Joe McCollum tries to clear the front of the net, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 at Fort William Gardens (Leith Dunick,

OLIVER PAIPOONGE – They couldn't preserve the shutout for goaltender Eric Vanska, but the Kam River Fighting Walleye did get to add another victory to the win column.

The Walleye, hosting the second annual Orange Wave Indigenous Night at the Norwest Arena, on Friday got goals from Holden Woodcroft, Max Leduc and Euan Morrison and went on to defeat their crosstown rival Thunder Bay North Stars 3-1 in their 2022-23 home opener.

Dimitri Trahiotis had the lone goal for the North Stars (0-2-0), beating Vanska with 38 seconds to go in regulation.

The teams will play a rematch on Saturday night at Fort William Gardens, marking the North Stars home opener.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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