NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016
Timmins rocks Powassan
TIMMINS, Ont. – The Timmins Rock got a hat trick from Jared Hester along with a couple of tallies from fellow defenceman Nicholas Hautanen to help them blast the Powassan Voodoos 9-1 Thursday in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play at McIntyre Arena.
It was actually a dream start for the visiting Voodoos as they notched the night’s opening marker 48 seconds in on an Eric Nagy effort.
However Timmins stormed back with five goals before the first frame was complete to take control of the contest.
After Cole Gilligan tied it four minutes later, the home side kept coming and tacked on four more with singles by Jordan Rendle, Hester, Gilligan and Hautanen.
It was more offensive firepower from the Rock in the middle session as they scored three more to go up 8-1 after 40 minutes thanks to Hautanen, Jacob Shankar and Hester.
Hester then capped off his three-goal night with 4:33 left in the third to finish off the romp.
Spencer Segui, Marcus Blackned and Stewart Parnell dished out two assists each to aid in the one-sided win by Timmins.
Despite the lopsided victory, Matt Nixon was very busy in the Rock net making 49 stops in earning the decision.
Nate McDonald started for Powassan and suffered the loss allowing five against on 17 shots in one period of work.
Nick Campbell came in and saved 11 of 15 in 40 minutes of relief.