TIMMINS, Ont. – Tyler Masternak was there to handle all 19 shots he faced Saturday to post his first Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League shutout as the Timmins Rock blanked the Espanola Express 7-0 in front of 735 fans at McIntyre Arena.
Up a man in the latter stages of the opening frame, Jace Soroko put Timmins in front at 16:56.
Paul Spadfora at even strength and Riley Robitaille while shorthanded then tallied in the middle stanza to extend the Rock’s lead.
A lengthy power play early in the third helped Timmins put the game out of reach as Tyler Gilberds and Derek Seguin connected in a 30-second span to add to the home side’s cushion.
The Rock kept rolling from there tacking on two more before the night was complete at 14:16 before Will Caston’s first NOJHL goal and Seth Reuben’s fourth rounded out the scoring a shift apart.
Gilberds also had two assists for a three-point evening.
Masternak and the Rock’s defensive corps did the rest to secure the victory.
Adam Scott faced 35 attempts in defeat in the Espanola net.
Photos courtesy of Thomas Perry, The Daily Press (Timmins)