2 each for Harris & Vitali as Eagles soar past Canadians



Release Date: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

2 each for Harris & Vitali as Eagles soar past Canadians

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The Soo Eagles saw Nate Harris and Gianni Vitali both tally twice to help lead them to a 6-2 triumph over the Rayside-Balfour Canadians Saturday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League contest at Pullar Stadium.

Harris started things off for Sault Ste. Marie near the three-minute mark of the first before Jake Saxton supplied his 20th to put the hosts up by two.

Noah Serre got one back for the Canadians 5:55 into the second stanza, but the Eagles answered with goals from Harris and Brent Jones to go up 4-1 after two.

Vitali’s first NOJHL marker three and a half into the third added to the Soo lead before Kaleb Peldjak scored on the power play for Rayside-Balfour on the power play at 7:58.

The Eagles’ Vitali would round out scoring with his second at 12:17 to wrap things up.

Chris Murphy, William Casey, Adam Ostrowski and Rhett Rampinelli chipped in with two assists each for the Soo in the victory.

Jack Deines finished with 30 saves to post the win for the Eagles.

Owen Johansson saw 34 shots fired his way in defeat for the Canadians.