NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016
Canadians use big 3rd to roll past Eskis
CHELMSFORD, Ont. – The Rayside-Balfour Canadians used the strength of a four-goal third period as part of seven unanswered markers they scored to help them roll past the Iroquois Falls Eskis 8-3 Sunday evening in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League encounter at Chelmsford Arena.
Special teams allowed Rayside-Balfour to get on the board first as Brett Whitehead connected on the power play at 8:52.
Iroquois Falls came back with a couple of man advantage markers of their own to go up 2-1 after the opening stanza on extra-man efforts supplied by David Osborne and Shadow Reuben.
Osborne added another 62 seconds into the middle session while the Eskis were on another power play to extend their cushion two.
It was all Canadians after that however starting with a three-tally effort off the sticks of Danny Lepage at even strength along with Dylan Callaghan and Whitehead’s second of the contest via the man advantage to put them up 4-3 entering the final session.
Rayside-Balfour then put the game away in the third tacking on four more to win convincingly.
Chad Denault, Evan Krassey, Logan Lefebvre and Callaghan were the Canadians marksmen in the frame.
Kyle Liinamaa doled out four assists for RBC, including one on the game-winner, giving him a helper on the deciding goal in each of his club’s past four victories.
Cameron Lamour made 22 saves to record the decision for Rayside-Balfour while Liam Cooper faced 39 shots in defeat for the Eskis.