CO2 alarms within Joe Mavrinac Community Complex causes postponement of Kirkland Lake – Timmins contest

KIRKLAND LAKE, Ont. – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League has announced tonight’s contest (January 6) between the Timmins Rock and Kirkland Lake Gold Miners has been postponed due to high levels of CO2 readings within the confines of the Joe Mavrinac Community Complex in Kirkland Lake.

As a result of the high reading levels of potential carbon dioxide leaks within the complex and with regard to public safety the Kirkland Lake Fire Department ordered the building cleared and closed.

A make-up date for this contest will be announced once finalized.

THUNDERBIRDS – GOLD MINERS FRIDAY UPDATE: The NOJHL has also announced that Friday’s league game between the Gold Miners and Soo Thunderbirds that was suspended due to CO2 alarms as well has been declared a 1-1 final with each team picking up a point in the standings.

“After discussions with both clubs and with the Thunderbirds not scheduled to make another regular season appearance in Kirkland Lake or the area, it was deemed to be in the best interests of all involved to have the game be listed as final and finish as a 1-1 tie,” stated NOJHL Commissioner Robert Mazzuca.

The game was called with 5:47 remaining in the second.

Mark Tassone was the goal scorer for Sault Ste. Marie with 46 seconds remaining in the first period while Marsahl Nikitin countered for Kirkland Lake at 10:39 of the middle frame.