GALLERY: Lemaire records 1st NOJHL shutout as Wildcats blank Rapids

ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. – Elliot Lake Wildcats goalkeeper Jonathan Lemaire stopped all 43 shots he faced to post his first Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League shutout in backstopping his side to a 3-0 victory over the French River Rapids Friday at Centennial Arena.

The Wildcats got the eventual game-winner four and a half minutes into the contest on the eighth tally of the campaign from forward Owen Kruse.

Kruse then helped set-up Elliot Lake’s second marker of the night, which came 17:16 of the middle session, as Jonathan Giancotti also notched his eighth goal of the season.

In the third, Jaydyn Parnell added some insurance for the Wildcats in rounding out the scoring in the proceedings.

Lemaire did the rest in holding French River off the score sheet and pick up his initial victory in an Elliot Lake jersey after being acquired from Blind River last month.

Rapids starter Sebastian Woods made 27 saves in defeat for his side.

Game Photos courtesy of Northern Exposures Photography