Timmins swamps Blind River

BLIND RIVER, Ont. – The Timmins Rock scored early and often Friday night as they went on to a one-sided 10-0 triumph over the Blind River Beavers in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League contest held at the Blind River Community Centre.

Like they did in a Thursday evening road victory over Greater Sudbury, Timmins came out quickly and took a 2-0 lead before the get together was six minutes old.

Nolan Ring got the guests going as he snapped in a bouncing puck from left of Blind River starter Gavin Disano off a goal-mouth scramble.

The Rock added another at 5:12 as Henry Brock was the beneficiary of a turnover and proceeded to bury one from the slot.

Adding to their edge, Timmins’ captain Tyler Schwindt collected his team-leading 27th as he was left with a tap-in after another Beavers’ giveaway.

Taking advantage of a third mistake by Blind River, Harry Clark of the Rock snapped one in from the right circle, 66 seconds into the middle stanza.

Tacking on two more tallies, the Rock broke it open and went up by six with still a half a game to play.

Schwindt’s second of night came on a breakaway and he put one through the legs of Patrick Boivin, who had entered the contest in place of Disano.

They then saw Nicholas Frederick finish off an odd-man rush as he ripped a shot from the left wing to give him eight goals on the season.

The onslaught continued with Nicolas Pigeon providing some crafty stick work that resulted in Liam Wells having all kinds of room to score.

In the third, Christopher Engelbert made a nice play to set-up Gabinen Kioki for his first as a member of the Rock as he made no mistake from between the circles.

Bode Dunford then completed the barrage in the session by snapping in his eighth while moving in from the left point.

Reaching double digits, Chase Longhurst converted in the third to cap off the romp.

The shutout for McCarthy was his third of the season, which moved him into a tie for the most in the NOJHL this season.