North Bay’s Baril, Espanola’s Dubchak lead their teams to Saturday wins


Release Date: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
North Bay’s Baril, Espanola’s Dubchak lead their teams to Saturday wins

SUDBURY – Kyle Baril of the North Bay Trappers and Espanola’s Brennen Dubchak both had two-goal nights to help lead their respective teams to victories in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play Saturday.

NORTH BAY TRAPPERS 3 BLIND RIVER BEAVERS 1 – A red-hot Baril continued his scoring prowess tallying twice, a night after registering a hat-trick, to pace North Bay to the road triumph at Blind River.

Jacob Boisvenue gave the Beavers the lead half way through the opening period as he notched his third effort of the season.

Baril however tied it with 5:30 to go in the session to send the sides to the dressing rooms knotted at 1-1 heading into the first intermission.

Special teams allowed the Trappers to net the eventual game-winner at 6:42 courtesy of Henry Yawit.

Less than a minute later Baril struck again for his fifth goal in two outings in what would turn out to be the final marker of the evening.

Evan Cormier turned in a 37-save performance in picking up the victory.

Matt Young made 20 stops in a losing cause for Blind River, who saw their winless run reach five games.

ESPANOLA RIVERMEN 5 ELLIOT LAKE BOBCATS 2 – Brennen Dubchak scored for a league season-high seventh straight game to power the visiting Rivermen past the Bobcats at Centennial Arena.

The Kenora, Ont., product opening the scoring with his 11th of the campaign 5:29 after the opening face-off while teammate Corbin Bean extended the cushion before the first frame was complete.

A Robert Smythe second period man advantage effort put Espanola up 3-0 before Elliot Lake responded with tallies by Bryan McFarlane and Eric Masters to pull the home side to within one with 20 minutes to play.

Midway through the third Andrew Plomer added some insurance while Dubchak iced with an empty netter sliding in his NOJHL-best 12th goal of the season in the final seconds.

Shots on goals favoured the Bobcats 37-33 with Griffin Strain picking up the win and Alex Bitsakis suffering the setback in his Elliot Lake debut. 

Weekly play concludes Sunday with three more contests.

Matinee action has Espanola at home to Blind River starting at 2 p.m. and North Bay visiting Sault Ste. Marie at 3 p.m. and the lone evening game has Kirkland Lake entertaining Abitibi at 7:30 p.m