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Host Wilderness dump Flyers at Showcase

James Kline tallied twice to help lead the host Wisconsin Wilderness past the Sioux Lookout Flyers 6-2 Friday evening in game three of the Superior International Junior Hockey League Showcase at the Northwest Sports Complex in Spooner, Wis.
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James Kline tallied twice to help lead the host Wisconsin Wilderness past the Sioux Lookout Flyers 6-2 Friday evening in game three of the Superior International Junior Hockey League Showcase at the Northwest Sports Complex in Spooner, Wis.

Sioux Lookout grabbed the early lead 8:25 into the contest only to see Dawson Kuhlmann tie it for Wisconsin just 1:22 later.

Brett Wur's second goal of the season restored the visitors one-goal cushion once again before the first period buzzer sounded.

The second stanza saw the Wilderness take control striking three times on a pair by Kline and a solo marker Bram Erickson to go up 4-2 after 40 minutes.

Wilson Housley would then add some insurance late in the contest before Blake Pederson iced it with an empty-netter in the final minute.

Shots on goal favoured Wisconsin by a 34-22 count with Jake Hebda registering the win and Peter Emery suffering the loss.

Earlier games in the day saw a pair of shutouts posted as the Fort Frances Lakers edged the Duluth Clydesdales 1-0 while the Dryden Ice Dogs blanked the Fort William North Stars 4-0.

Three more Showcase contests, which count in towards the league standings, will be staged Saturday in Spooner with the North Stars meeting Fort Frances at 12 p.m., the Flyers tangling with the Duluth at 3:30 p.m. and the Wilderness squaring off against the Dryden at 7:30 p.m.

SIJHL Showcase schedule and results
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Friday, Oct. 22
Fort Frances Lakers 1 Duluth Clydesdales 0
Dryden Ice Dogs 4 Fort William North Stars 0
Wisconsin Wilderness 6 Sioux Lookout Flyers 2

Saturday, Oct. 23
Fort William North Stars vs. Fort Frances Lakers 12 p.m.
Duluth Clydesdales vs. Sioux Lookout Flyers 3:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Wilderness vs. Dryden Ice Dogs 7:30 p.m.