NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
Timmins wins 4th straight by sinking Kirkland Lake
TIMMINS, Ont. – Clicking on all cylinders the Timmins Rock got goals from seven different skaters to win their fourth Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League game in a row as they dumped the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners 9-2 Tuesday evening at McIntyre Arena.
The Rock were quick to strike in the contest as Alexandre Brisson collected his ninth tally of the season just 23 seconds after the opening face-off.
Kirkland Lake did counter with the equalizer at 6:56 when Matthew Brassard struck shorthanded.
Timmins came right back however and regained the lead, via the power play, less than a minute later on a Tyler Romain effort that saw him score for the sixth time in just three outings.
Jordan Rendle’s15th then made it 3-1 for the home side as they took that margin into the middle session.
A pair of quick strikes off the stick of Bain Cunningham made 5-1 Rock before the contest was half over.
The Gold Miners’ William Mizuik did pick up another man down marker for his club at 10:58 of the second to make it 5-2 after two.
Timmins then put the game away in the final frame as they erupted for a trio of tallies in a 48-second span with Cole Gilligan, Cory Sprague and Nicholas Hway all finding the back of the net.
Brisson then capped off the one-sided victory with 35 seconds left as he picked up his second of the night and 10th overall on a shorthanded effort of his own to round out the scoring.
Patrick Gazich also chipped in offensively for the Rock by dishing out three assists.
Shots on goal were 38 apiece with Matthew Nixon securing the victory while Victor-Olivier Courchesne was saddled with the loss. The Gold Miners’ Jeff Veitch stopped two of three in six minutes of late relief.
With the decision, Timmins raised their record to 15-4-0-0 while Kirkland Lake saw a mini two-game win streak come to a close as they fell to 10-9-2-1 on the campaign.