BLIND RIVER, Ont. – The Timmins Rock began a three-game weekend road trip on the right note Friday as they rode the strength of a Derek Seguin three-goal, one assist performance to defeat the Blind River Beavers 4-3 in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action at the Blind River Community Centre.
A late two-man advantage in the first frame helped Timmins go on top as Seguin notched his first of the night at 19:27 with the help of Will Caston and Eamon Bollinger.
With the assist, Caston has now recorded at least one point in each of his past seven games, including six in succession with helpers.
Still up two skaters early in the second stanza, the Rock extended their lead as Seguin scored again as his tally total reached a dozen on the campaign.
Picking up a two-man advantage themselves, Blind River got on the board at 8:13 of the middle frame as Ryan Mulligan notched his sixth of year.
Special teams were prevalent yet again at the Beavers picked up the equalizer just over three and a half minutes later on a Andrew Warhoftig power play marker.
Blind River kept coming and took the lead themselves late in the second as Sam Harris converted at even strength.
With an extra man to begin the third, it was Timmins turn to draw level thanks to Bollinger as his third tied it 49 seconds into the frame.
They then got the game-winner courtesy of Seguin with 7:39 remaining in regulation as he finished off his second career hat trick.
Tyler Masternak made 44 saves to record the victory for the Rock as the netminder came away victorious is his seventh straight start.
Included was a stop on a penalty shot with 4:16 to go as he thwarted Blind River captain Caleb Serre.
Garret Boyonoski suffered the loss allowing the four against on 38 attempts while Thomson Phinney handled four of four in 7:39 of third period relief.