TIMMINS, Ont. – A four-goal barrage, in a 15-minute span in the second period, broke open a tight game as the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League-leading Timmins Rock went on to notch the night’s final eight markers and take down the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners 10-1 Saturday evening in front of 943 spectators at McIntyre Arena.
Timmins began the scoring 4:17 into the first period on Zach Smith’s fifth tally of the season.
Defenceman Phil Caron added to the Rock lead 18 and a half minutes into the frame only to see Patrick Murphy collect his first of the campaign for the Gold Miners at 19:35.
However, it was all Timmins after that as they erupted for four goals in the second stanza.
An Evan Beaudry even strength effort began the outburst at 2:42 before teammate Stewart Parnell picked up his 35th career tally, which came via the power play a couple of minutes later.
Not done there, Tyler Gilberds and Josh Dickson kept the Rock rolling as they carried a 6-1 cushion into the third period.
There they tacked on four more to finish off the one-sided result.
Riley Brousseau had two of the markers in the session while Caron scored once more and Brendan Boyce provided a single.
In all, nine different Rock skaters went on to produce multiple-point performances as they improved to 10-1 in their past 11 outings and a NOJHL-best 36-6-1-1 overall.
Tyler Masternak made 14 saves to get the win while Kirkland Lake netminder Kohl Reddy was pelted with 50 shots against in defeat.
Game Photos courtesy of Thomas Perry, The Daily Press (Timmins)