Sudbury skates past Blind River



Release Date: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Sudbury skates past Blind River

SUDBURY – The Sudbury Nickel Barons used a the strength of a four-goal third period to pull out a come from behind 5-1 victory over the Blind River Beavers in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action Wednesday evening at McClelland Arena.

Blind River got off to a good start in this one notching the lone tally of the opening 20 minutes when Luke Galatiuk scored his first goal of the campaign for the Beavers.

The Nickel Barons pulled even early in the second as captain Jacob Bonin fired home his eighth of the campaign at 2:51.

It stayed that way until the final frame when Sudbury took advantage of a five-minute power play to tally twice and take control of the contest.

Ryan Theriault supplied the eventual game-winner at 4:12 while Matt Neault added another man advantage effort just under two minutes later to make it 3-1.

Neault connected once again 45 seconds later to extend the lead for the home side while Joel Lemay rounded out the scoring at 14:06.

Kevin Labelle made 18 saves to record the win for the Nickel Barons.

Daniel Potter started for Blind River, but only saw eight minutes of work stopping all four he faced in a short stint.

Zachary Mills came in and was peppered with 53 shots in relief in suffering the loss.