KIRKLAND LAKE, Ont. – Timmins Rock goaltender Tyler Masternak stopped all 22 shots he faced Tuesday evening to register his seventh shutout of the season, which establishes a new Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League record for a single campaign, in a 6-0 decision over the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners at the Joe Mavrinac Community Complex.
The mark surpasses the six shutouts Masternak posted last season with the Rock and now gives him 15 overall in his successful NOJHL career.
Cameron Kosurko got the Rock going offensively 2:20 into the contest in what proved to be his second straight game-winning goal.
Timmins tacked on another deep into the session supplied by Aidan Milne at 18:32.
Action in the second stanza saw Timmins break it open as they tallied three times to gain the upper hand on the night.
Team captain Derek Seguin’s 21st made in 3-0 early in the session while another veteran Rock forward, in Stewart Parnell, also collected his 21st of the season to add to the cushion before Josh Dickson bagged No. 23 on the year at 18:02.
They then capped off the road triumph 61 seconds into the third as Gabinien Kioki capped off the scoring.
Making his 98th regular season league appearance, Masternak picked up his 59th triumph on the record-setting night.
Kirkland Lake starter Kyle McNair faced 29 attempts in defeat as the Gold Miners saw a two-game winning streak come to a close.
Game Photos courtesy of Thomas Perry, The Daily Press (Timmins)