NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Release Date: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
Trappers create logjam atop NOJHL standings
SUDBURY, Ont. – By virtue of a 4-1 victory over the Sudbury Nickel Barons Wednesday the North Bay Trappers have created a logjam on top of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League standings.
The North Bay triumph pulled them into a three-way tie for first place with Sudbury and the Soo Thunderbirds as each club sits with 16 points overall.
Wednesday’s encounter at McClelland Arena saw Tait Seguin open the scoring for the visitors as his power play blast beat Sudbury starter Alex Laino at 6:12 of the opening period.
Nickel Barons captain and league-leading scorer Darcy Haines pulled the home side level as he notched his 13th goal and 25th points of the season 10 minutes later.
A two-tally middle frame put the Trappers up a pair after 40 minutes thanks to markers by Graham Pickard and Trevor Hunt, who notched his effort during a man advantage.
The score stayed that way until the late stages when Brennen Dubchak iced it with an empty-net goal.
A 33-save performance by Greg Dodds allowed him to register his NOJHL-best seventh win while helping his club raise their overall record to 7-1-1-1.
Laino faced 40 shots in net for Sudbury who dropped their third straight game after starting the campaign 8-0.
League action continues Friday with a trio of 7:30 p.m. contests as North Bay visits Elliot Lake, Kirkland Lake hosts Abitibi and Sault Ste. Marie welcomes Blind River.