Reddy is steady as Gold Miners blank Wildcats

KIRKLAND LAKE, Ont. – Kohl Reddy handled all 21 shots he faced to register his second shutout of the season and the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners went on collect a trio of third period tallies as they went on to defeat the Elliot Lake Wildcats 3-0 in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League inter-divisional match-up Saturday at Joe Mavrinac Community Complex.

A tightly-contested first period saw neither connect offensively as the two teams hit the intermission scoreless.

It was much the same in the second stanza as both Reddy and Elliot Lake starter Jonathan Lemaire kept opposing shooters at bay through 40 minutes.

Kirkland Lake would finally break the deadlock, 4:11 into the third as Connor Van Weelie converted on a man advantage opportunity and collected the eventual game-winner.

Coming right back, the Gold Miners scored again less than a minute later on a Camille Marcoux effort.

The hosts then finished off the home ice triumph in the late going when A.J. Campbell put one into an empty net to round out the evening`s scoring.

While Reddy picked up the win, Lemaire was busy in defeat as he made 47 saves on the night to keep his side in it throughout the contest.