Voodoos rally to edge Voyageurs in CJHL exhibition



Release Date: Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

Voodoos rally to edge Voyageurs in CJHL exhibition

HUNTSVILLE – A three-goal outburst in the third period propelled the Powassan Voodoos to a 4-3 come from behind victory over the Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL) Sunday afternoon in a Canadian Junior Hockey League exhibition contest held at the Canada Summit Centre in Huntsville.
Connor Cobbold staked the Ontario Junior Hockey League side to the lead with a shorthanded marker midway through the opening stanza only to see Powassan’s Christian Whitcomb notch the equalizer at 11:52.

Kingston went up a pair by scoring twice in the middle session on a Tommy Adraus power play effort at 6:15 of the second followed by an Andrew Suriyuth even strength goal in the latter stages of the frame.

The Voodoos began their comeback three and half minutes into the third as Aaron Dart finished off the work of Scotty Peng and Charlie Giesler.

Then a power play tally by Nicolas Siracuse knotted the score at 3-3 with 11:53 remaining in regulation.

Powassan capped off the comeback with 2:49 to go as Carter Forth took a feed from 2014-15 NOJHL rookie of the year and most valuable player Steve Harland and buried the game-winner.

Nathaniel McLeod also drew an assist on the game’s final marker.

Mario Cavaliere went the distance in the Voodoos net making 27 saves in the win.

David Poirer played the first two periods for Kingston stopping nine of 10 shots he faced.

Zach Springer faced nine attempts in third period relief and suffered the loss for the Voyageurs.

NOJHL preseason action continues Tuesday as the Elliot Lake Wildcats host the Blind River Beavers in a 7:30 p.m. start at Centennial Arena.