North Bay and Kirkland Lake earn Friday night victories



Release Date: Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

North Bay and Kirkland Lake earn Friday night victories

SUDBURY – It was a night for the away teams Friday evening in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League with the North Bay Trappers and Kirkland Lake Gold Miners picking up victories.

NORTH BAY TRAPPERS 6 ELLIOT LAKE BOBCATS 2 – The visiting Trappers scored four first period goals and never looked back en route to the road triumph over the Bobcats.

Samuel Blanchet, Brennen Dubchak, Henry Yawit and Carter Horwitz notched the first period markers for North Bay to send them on their way.

After Dubchak’s second of the night early in the middle frame made it 5-0, Elliot Lake got on the board courtesy of a Tyler Cooper effort at 2:25 of the session.

Tait Seguin increased the Trappers’ cushion to 6-1 after 40 minutes.

Coty Thomas wrapped up the scoring in the game’s final minute.

Greg Dodds made 27 saves to record the victory in net for North Bay who fired a combined 41 shots on Bobcats’ netminders Thomas Graham and Cory Simic.

Graham started for Elliot Lake and allowed all the goals against with Simic stopping all 17 attempts he faced in relief.

KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS 4 ABITIBI ESKIMOS 2 – Everett Thompson tallied twice and added an assist to help lead Kirkland Lake rally for the win over Abitibi in a neutral site game played in front on 736 fans at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex in Timmins.

Peter Poulin-Roy gave the Eskimos the lead after one period of play notching his fifth goal of the season 11:53 into the contest.

Ryan Kerr made it 2-0 Abitibi in the second stanza before the Gold Miners started their comeback thanks to a pair of power play tallies late in the session by Thompson and Jordan Briand.

Thompson then notched the game-winner with 14:41 to go before Royce King added some insurance in the late going to round out the scoring.

Chris Komma made 25 stops to pick up the win for Miners who pumped 23 shots on Eskimos goaltender Marc Audet.