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GALLERY: Brassard’s 4-point performance leads Kirkland Lake over French River

FRENCH RIVER – Matthew Brassard scored once and helped set-up three others to lead the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners to a 6-1 decision over the French River Rapids in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League affair Saturday at Noelville Arena.

Kirkland Lake kicked off the night’s scoring just past the four-minute mark of the contest when James Scott fed Brassard for his seventh goal of 2018-19.

French River countered a couple of shifts later to knot the affair at 1-1 thanks to Griffin Simpson’s third of the season.

However, the Gold Miners regained the lead with Hunter Foreshew supplying his 11th at 16:25 to give the guests a 2-1 lead.

They weren’t done there either as they added another before the second period was complete thanks to a late power play that saw Joshua Maine supply his 10th to make it 3-1 through 40 minutes.

It was more Kirkland Lake early in the third as Aiden Wagner added his 12th while Sam Ellwood notched his 11th with a shorthanded marker at 5:47 to help secure the road victory.

The Gold Miners added one more in the final minute as Nicholas Richards connected on a late power play chance to wrap things up.

Brassard added three assists to go with his goal to complete his second four-point night of his NOJHL career.

Gregory Brassard picked up the win in net for Kirkland Lake while the Rapids’ Carson Murison suffered the defeat.

Game Photos courtesy of  Dal Photography