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Voodoos soar past Lumberjacks

POWASSAN, Ont. – The Powassan Voodoos rode the strength of a five-goal outburst in a 12-minute span in the second period to help power them past the Hearst Lumberjacks 8-2 Friday night in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play at the Powassan Sportsplex.

David Campbell put the Voodoos in flight 5:31 into the contest with a splendid individual effort only to see Raphael Lecours notch his first NOJHL tally at 18:01 to level the proceedings at 1-1 after one.

Powassan would blow it open in the middle stanza with the five strikes in rapid succession.

After Joe Whittet made it 2-1 at 7:34, Gabinen Kioki added to the cushion a minute later.

Later a pair of rookies in Jacob Peterson-Galema, with his initial league marker, and Joseph Jordan, who supplied his second, extended the home side’s lead before Tomas Yachmenev rounded out the offensive frenzy.

Moving on to the third, Dakotah Woods made it 7-1 Powassan before Lecours struck again at 4:25 during a Hearst power play.

The Voodoos Ryan Mills then wrapped up the scoring late in the contest to finish off the one-sided victory.

Campbell and fellow forward Henry Scott both chipped in with two assists each as did veteran Cade Herd.

Christian Cicigoi made 22 stops to register the win to help his club improve to 3-0 early in the campaign.

Tomi Gagnon started for the Lumberjacks and suffered the setback in allowing five against on 19 attempts while Nicholas Tallarico handled 26 of 29 in 27 and a half minutes of relief.