Goldman shines in Rayside-Balfour debut

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Release Date: Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

Goldman shines in Rayside-Balfour debut

CHELMSFORD, Ont. – Recently acquired forward Otis Goldman had a memorable Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League debut scoring twice and assisting on two others to help lead the Rayside-Balfour Canadians to a 7-4 victory over the Timmins Rock Saturday night at Chelmsford Arena.

After spending the first part of the season in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, it took Goldman just 33 seconds to notch his first NOJHL tally in the contest before adding another at 3:31 to give the home side an early cushion.

He then picked up his third straight point of the period helping setting up a Ryan Erickson power play marker at 12:10.

Rolling right along, Rayside-Balfour scored again two minutes later on Matthew Nault’s eighth of the season.

The onslaught continued at 15:11 as Goldman drew an assist on Bradley Chenier’s eighth to make it 5-0 after one.

Timmins came back to begin the second stanza as Bain Cunningham struck 100 seconds into the period as he notched his seventh marker overall and extended a point streak to six straight outings.

The Canadians’ Kyle Fransen countered that however at 3:39 to put them back up by five.

Special teams helped the Rock get two back before the period was complete as Tyler Romain and Tyler Planetta scored on the power play to make 6-3 after 40 minutes.

The two teams then traded goals in the final frame with Joe Olson making it 6-4 early in the stanza before Brett Whitehead iced for Rayside-Balfour in the latter stages of the match-up.

Jackson Gunner dished out three assists for the Canadians in the triumph while Goldman, Erickson and Tristan Simm had two helpers apiece.

Zachary Kercz had a pair of helpers in a losing cause for Timmins, who now has picked up points in eight consecutive games.

Shots on goal favoured Rayside-Balfour 53-32 with MacKenzie Savard picking up the victory and Matthew Nixon the loss.