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Newhouse, Stars blank Lakers on road

Thunder Bay goalie makes 24 stops to improve to 23-2-1.
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Thief River Falls' Blake Nelson flies through the air in front of Thunder Bay North Stars goaltender Dougie Newhouse on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at Fort William Gardens. (Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com)

FORT FRANCES, Ont. – Dougie Newhouse and the Thunder Bay North Stars show no signs of slowing down.

Newhouse on Saturday made 24 stops to pick up his fifth shutout of the 2018-19 campaign,  leading the Stars to a 2-0 road win over the Fort Frances Lakers.

It was the 11th shutout of the season for the Stars, who won for the 10th straight outing.

Jacob Brown, with his 23rd of the season, and Michael Stubbs, with his 21st, scored for Thunder Bay, who improved to 44-3-2. Fifth-place Fort Frances dropped to 16-30-3.

Keighan Gerrie had a pair of assists for Thunder Bay, tying him with teammate Kyle Auger atop the SIJHL points race with 87.

The Stars host Dryden on Tuesday night.





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