NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Release Date: Friday, Nov. 23, 2012
Two shutouts and a tie in NOJHL play Friday
SUDBURY – Friday night in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League saw two shutouts registered while a third match-up ended up in a tie.
NORTH BAY TRAPPERS 7 SUDBURY NICKEL BARONS 0 – The hometown Trappers got goals from seven different players and a second straight shutout from Dustin Hummel en route to the victory over visiting Sudbury.
Duane Wainman notched the only marker his club would need 12:09 into the contest before Graham Pickard extended the cushion just over three minutes later.
North Bay blew the game open in the middle frame striking four times on efforts by Trevor Hunt, Kyle Arenson, Cole Klippenstein and Corbin Bean to go up 6-0 after 40 minutes.
Samual Blanchet added a third period power play tally to round out the scoring as the Trappers raised their record to 15-2-2-3 on the year.
Hummel turned aside all 14 attempts he faced in posting his second straight shutout while running a personal scoreless streak to 146 minutes and three seconds as he won his third start in succession.
Connor Gilmartin and Brandon Janke dished out two assists apiece to aid North Bay’s offensive cause.
Alex Laino started for Sudbury and suffered the loss allowing five goals on 16 shots as the Nickel Barons fell to 12-10 overall. Micheal Muzyka turned aside 19 of 21 in relief.
SOO THUNDERBIRDS 3 ELLIOT LAKE BOBCATS 0 – Sault Ste. Marie got shutout goaltending from Joel Horodziejczyk as his 27-save performance backstopped his club to the road win at Elliot Lake.
Following a scoreless opening period Gavin Burbach fired home the eventual game-winner early in the second as he found the back of the net on the power play at the 2:07 mark.
A man advantage marker by Josh Borgen extended the lead with 8:36 remaining in the third while Dallas McLaughlin added some insurance three minutes later.
The league-leading Thunderbirds improved to 17-2-1-2 while the Bobcats saw a season-high two-game win streak come to an end as they fell to 5-14-0-1.
Cory Simic faced 38 shots in a losing cause for Elliot Lake.
KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS 1 BLIND RIVER BEAVERS 1 (2OT) – A tight checking contest saw both Kirkland Lake and Blind River pick up a point in the league’s third tie contest of the season.
All the game’s scoring came in the first period with Jordan Briand opening the scoring for the Gold Miners with Adam Newkirk countering for the Beavers on a power play.
The two goaltenders in Blind River’s Aaron Cormier and Kirkland Lake’s Marc Audet finished up with 27 and 23 saves respectively through 60 minutes of regulation time along with a pair of five-minute OT sessions.
The Gold Miners record went to 12-8-1-1 with the result and the Beavers moved to 4-12-2-3.
League action resumes Saturday with Blind River visiting Abitibi and Kirkland Lake hosting North Bay.
Both contests get underway at 7:30 p.m.