Shanush nets second game-winner to lead Beavers past Trappers


Release Date: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
Shanush nets second game-winner to lead Beavers past Trappers

BLIND RIVER – Tyler Shanush’s second game-winning goal in as many days helped propel the Blind River Beavers to a 4-2 home victory Sunday afternoon in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action at the Blind River Community Centre.

There was plenty of offensive production in the opening period in this one as the two sides combined for five goals, including three by the Beavers.

After North Bay’s Zach Turner opened the scoring just 80 seconds after the opening face-off, the home side responded two minutes later thanks to a Sean Gruenhagen effort, who also later added a pair of assists.

Kyle Baril put the Trappers back on top at 5:30 only to see Blind River pot a pair a minute apart later in the session on tallies by captain Samuel Wilbur and Shanush, who potted the eventual deciding tally less than 24 hours after notching the winner in a triumph over Elliot Lake on Saturday evening.

The Beavers extended their lead midway through the contest as Trevor Simonick struck on the power play beating North Bay starter Evan Cormier to make it a 4-2 game after 40 minutes.

Neither side would dent the twine in the final stanza as Blind River held on improving to 2-1 early in the 2013-14 campaign.

Matt Young made 33 saves in picking up the win while Cormier saw 30 shots in his NOJHL debut as the Trappers fell to 0-2.

NOJHL play resumes Wednesday as the Sudbury Nickel Barons host the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners in a 7:30 p.m. start at McClelland Arena in Copper Cliff.