Photos: Northern Exposures
ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. – Kobe Braham tallied twice while Kyle Caron had a goal and an assist to help propel the Espanola Express to a 6-4 win over the Elliot Lake Red Wings Saturday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League exhibition match-up at Centennial Arena.
After Tyson Bradford gave the Red Wings the early lead, the Express countered with markers from Caron at even strength and Braham, shorthanded, to take a 2-1 lead into the first intermission.
Like the opening session, Espanola outscored Elliot Lake 2-1 in the middle frame on goals from Adam Shillinglaw and Jacob Campbell while Dayton Clarke connected for the hosts.
In the third, Ryan Rubic potted the eventual game-winner 4:08 in.
Battling back, the Red Wings struck twice to pull within one as Cole Kimble and Silas Crawford each found the back of the net.
In the late going, the hosts pulled their netminder in favour of an extra attacker, but Braham added an empty netter in the final moments to help secure the road triumph.
Espanola netminder Patrick Boivin turned in a solid 51-save performance to earn the win.
Ryder Gregga and Julien Lefebvre both saw time in the Elliot Lake net, facing a combined 35 shots in the setback.