TIMMINS, Ont. – The Timmins Rock continued their winning ways over the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners Friday night in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play at McIntyre Arena, with a 3-0 victory.
Timmins got going offensively, five and a half minutes into the contest, as Nicolas Pigeon got a scrambled draw over to Brady Harroun in between the hash marks, where he settled the puck down and snapped it past Kirkland Lake starter Braydon Garnhart.
The Rock added another at 14:13 as they came in on a two-one-one and saw Ethan Pool slide a pass in front that was quickly buried by Liam Wells.
Up a skater to begin the middle stanza, Harroun provided his second of the evening, and 28th overall, as he took a Pigeon feed and calmly whipped a shot over the glove of Garnhart from the right circle.
Extending their edge at 8:47, Brandon Rossetti found himself free and finished one off, blocker side, inside the right circle.
A splendid end-to-end rush by Pool made it 5-0 as his individual dash saw him dart around a trio of defenders before completing it by tucking it into the net.
Timmins then tightened up further defensively in a chippy third period to aid in goaltender Jacob Brown posting his fifth shutout of the season, which puts him into a tie for the league-lead with Blind River’s Charlie Burns.
With the result, the Rock have now defeated the Gold Miners in 27 consecutive regular season shutouts, including 14 via a shutout.
The last time Kirkland Lake defeated Timmins was back on November 29, 2018, with a 4-3 triumph.
The two teams meet again Saturday night in a 7 p.m. start as they cap off their home-and-home at the Joe Mavrinac Community Complex.
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