“He’s a hard worker and I think the players on the team rally behind him with his work ethic,’’ Ice Dogs head coach Trevor Stewart said Wednesday at the Dipper. “He’s a smart player and he definitely makes up for his lack of size with his competitiveness, work ethic and smarts.”

The North Pole Patriots rallied with a three-goal third period and defeated the host Tri-Valley Viking Warriors 4-2 on Wednesday night in an Aurora Conference high school hockey game in Healy.

“He’s a hard worker and I think the players on the team rally behind him with his work ethic,’’ Ice Dogs head coach Trevor Stewart said Wednesday at the Dipper. “He’s a smart player and he definitely makes up for his lack of size with his competitiveness, work ethic and smarts.”