Photos: Northern Exposures Photography
ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. – A four-goal second period frenzy helped send the Greater Sudbury Cubs on their way to a 5-1 victory over the Elliot Lake Red Wings Saturday in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action at Centennial Arena.
The efforts of goaltenders Noah Beaulne, of the Cubs, along with the Red Wings’ Cameron Smith did keep the contest scoreless through the opening 20 minutes.
In the second stanza, Greater Sudbury broke the deadlock early on when Kyloe Ellis moved into Elliot Lake territory and fired a shot that was rejected by a defender, but the rebound came right back to him where he beat Smith low from a sharp angle.
A flurry of activity in the back half of the frame saw four goals scored, including three by the Cubs.
It began with Mason McCharles finding himself alone on Smith where he beat him glove side at 14:04.
The Greater Sudbury rookie forward added another a minute and a half later as he converted on a power play after having a couple of close-range cracks at it off a Nicholas Toffoli set-up from behind the net.
Billy Biedermann then made it 4-0 Cubs as he notched his seventh of the season by forcing a turnover and putting it into the top shelf.
On a two-man advantage before the session expired, Elliot Lake’s Ethan Mercer skated in from the blueline and proceeded to roof one on Greater Sudbury’s Beaulne.
In the final frame, Cole Crowder capped off the road win with a shorthanded marker as he was allowed to skate slowly in and proceeded to pick the corner on Smith from the right side to round out the night’s scoring.