Quick start sends Sudbury past Blind River



Release Date: Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

Quick start sends Sudbury past Blind River

BLIND RIVER – The Sudbury Nickel Barons stormed out to a quick start with four first period goals en route to a 9-2 triumph over the Blind River Beavers Sunday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League contest at the Blind River Community Centre.

August Jarecki put Sudbury in front 4:20 into the contest with later efforts being supplied by Matt Neault, Bradley Sutton and affiliate Tyler Brisson, who registered his first NOJHL tally.

The Nickel Barons added two more in the middle stanza to go up by six as Neault, on the power play, and Brisson, at even strength, both added their second of the day 30 seconds apart.

Sudbury continued to roll in the final frame getting a shorthanded marker from Davis Gadjovich and additional goals from Kyle Fransen and Eric Champagne to take total control.

Blind River put an end to Kevin Labelle’s shutout bid with 5:12 remaining as Chris Ordoobadi scored for the 11th time this season.

The Beavers’ then added one more, via the power play, from Nathan Johnson to conclude the scoring.  

Fransen also picked up three assists to aid the Nickel Barons casuse while Ryan Mooney had a pair of helpers for the winning side with Chris Hrabec doing likewise for Blind River.

Labelle finished with 25 saves to record the victory for Sudbury.

Braddock Baalerud and Zach Mills both saw time in net for the Beavers and they combined to face 42 shots in defeat.

NOJHL play resumes Wednesday on two fronts as Blind River hosts the Soo Thunderbirds and Sudbury returns home to take on the Cochrane Crunch in a pair of 7:30 p.m. starts.