NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Release Date: Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
Trappers rally to edge Eskimos in OT
NORTH BAY – Kyle Baril’s second goal of the game, which came in overtime, lifted the North Bay Trappers to a 3-2 come from behind victory over the Abitibi Eskimos Monday evening in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play at West Ferris Arena.
The lone tally of the opening period came off the stick of Abitibi’s Brenden Locke who solved North Bay starter Evan Cormier at 18:45.
Another marker midway through the second made it 2-0 visitors thanks to Brady Clouthier’s team leading 30th of the season.
North Bay dashed Sylvain Miron’s shutout bid with 13 minutes remaining in regulation thanks to Baril as he got the Trappers on the board.
Special teams allowed to home side to level the affair three minutes later as Howard Yawit converted on the power play tying it at 2-2 and forcing extra time.
It was there in the first OT that North Bay broke down the ice on a two-on-one where Ryan Demyen fed a pass over to a streaking Baril who backhanded the game-winner high past Morin to give the Trappers the extra point on the night.
Evan Cormier picked up his second win in as many nights for North by earning the triumph after making 46 stops.
As for Miron he saw 34 pucks fired his way in a losing cause where his club did salvage a point with the OT setback.
The Eskimos are right back in it Wednesday in the league’s next contest as they travel to Greater Sudbury to take on the Sudbury Nickel Barons in a 7:30 p.m. start at McClelland Arena.