NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Release Date: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012
Haines scores 5 as Sudbury dumps Blind River
SUDBURY – Darcy Haines scored five times while line-mate Sebastien Leroux dished out as many assists to help pace the Sudbury Nickel Barons to a 7-2 victory over the Blind River Beavers Wednesday evening in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action at McClelland Arena.
Sudbury opened up a 2-0 first period lead on tallies by Haines and Giovanni Foschia before Zach Pease cut into the deficit for Blind River before the opening frame was out.
Haines struck again 46 seconds into the middle stanza only to see Paul Muio answer right back for the Beavers just over a minute later to make it a 3-2 game.
It was all Sudbury after that however with August Jarecki finding the back of the net at 4:49 before Haines tacked on two more tallies later in the session to put the Nickel Barons well out in front after 40 minutes.
Leroux then set-up up Haines for his fifth of the evening in the late stages of the contest to round out the scoring.
The offensive outburst allowed Haines to take over the league lead in goals with 22, one more than Abitibi’s Richard Therrien.
Michael Muzyka made 27 saves to record the win for Sudbury who raised their record to 13-10 on the campaign.
Blind River starter Aaron Cormier played the first two periods making 19 stops while suffering the loss with Brandon Currie turned aside seven of eight attempts he faced in relief for the Beavers who fell to 4-14-2-3 on the year.
NOJHL play resumes Thursday with North Bay hosting Elliot Lake in a 7 p.m. start at Memorial Gardens.