NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
Sudbury skates past Blind River 4-2
SUDBURY – A three-goal opening period sent the Sudbury Nickel Barons on their way to a 4-2 victory over the Blind River Beavers in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action Wednesday evening at McClelland Arena.
Sudbury came out quick in the contest notching the game’s first tally at the 50-second mark as team captain Jacob Bonin fired home his ninth marker of the campaign.
August Jarecki extended the Nickel Barons lead at 14:25 while Ryan Mooney made it 3-0 after one just over three minutes later.
Blind River came out quickly in the middle stanza capitalizing on the man advantage as Chris Hrabec connected on the power play just 28 seconds after the drop of the puck to begin the frame.
Sudbury restored their three-tally cushion at 3:54 however courtesy of a Lucas Toth effort spelling the end to Beavers’ netminder Daniel Potter’s night in favour of Zach Mills.
Continuing to battle, the Beavers pulled to within two with 11 seconds remaining on a Nathan Hans marker, but in the end Sudbury earned the two points.
Robin Yew drew assists on both Blind River goals.
Kevin Labelle made 16 stops on the night to pick-up the win for the Nickel Barons.
Potter kicked out 15 of 19 in defeat while Mills was impressive turning aside all 33 shots he faced in relief in just over 36 minutes of work.