NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Release Date: Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
Tessier’s 4-point night helps North Bay tame Blind River
NORTH BAY – North Bay Trappers defenceman Shawn Tessier dished out a career-high four assists Monday evening to help lead his club to a 5-2 triumph over the visiting Blind River Beavers Monday evening in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play at West Ferris Arena.
After a scoreless opening period the Trappers struck quickly in the middle stanza getting tallies from Eric Champagne and Christian Sgroi to go up 2-0 before the session was a minute and a half old.
A power play effort courtesy of Tyson MacLeod got the Beavers on the board at 8:46 of the second to cut into the deficit.
Tessier then set-up Anthony Postiglione three minutes later to put the home side back up a pair making in a 3-1 game at that point.
Blind River responded again at 14:30 on another goal by MacLeod, but North Bay’s Chance Thomas connected 15 seconds later during the early stages of a man advantage opportunity to put the Trappers back up a pair after 40 minutes.
A second Thomas power play marker midway through the final frame secured the victory for his side.
Evan Cormier turned aside 27 of the 29 attempts he faced to pick-up the win helping the Trappers improve their overall record to 7-12-0-4.
Shaun Gerbinski saw 27 shots fired his way in a losing cause as the Beavers fell to 4-15 on the season.
NOJHL action in resumes Tuesday as North Bay travels to Kirkland Lake to take on the Gold Miners in a 7:30 p.m. start at The Joe.