NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
Voodoos too much for Blackhawks
POWASSAN – A five-goal second period help propel the Powassan Voodoos to a 9-5 victory over the Mattawa Blackhawks in a high-scoring Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up Monday evening at the Powassan Sportsplex.
It was clear goals were going to be bountiful in this one as the two sides scored five times in the opening 20 minutes, including a trio by Powassan.
It took the Voodoos just 85 seconds to get in flight as David Sherman buried his eighth goal in as many games since joining the club.
Mattawa countered with tallies from Phillip Cloutier and Marco Luciani to go up 2-1 before the contest was five minutes old.
Powassan answered back before the session was complete getting markers from Brandan D’Agostino and Aaron Dart to take the lead heading into the middle stanza.
Tyler Brodersen tied it for the Blackhawks 46 seconds into the frame thanks to a shorthanded tally, but the Voodoos erupted for five goals of their own to take control of the contest.
Josh Ibbitson connected on the power play at 1:06 and that was followed by even strength efforts off the sticks of Kyle Moore, Sherman and Jake Staples, which was followed by another on a man advantage by affiliate Justin Brazeau.
A third Powassan power play goal 6:33 from Jeremy St. Pierre added to the home side’s lead.
Mattawa added markers in the late going from Brett Ouderkirk and Jimmy Philbin.
Michael Silveri doled out two assists for the Voodoos while the club’s leading scorer Steve Harland added a pair of helpers as well to extend his impressive consecutive game point streak to 27 straight outings.
Matt Young finished the night with 21 stops to pick up the win for Powassan as the first-year squad won for the 15th time this season.
Josh Horner and Joe Sheppard combined to face 38 shots in defeat for the Blackhawks.
NOJHL action resumes Tuesday on two fronts as the Soo Thunderbirds host the Blind River Beavers in a 7 p.m. start at Essar Centre while the Cochrane Crunch welcome the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners to the Tim Horton Event Centre for a 7:30 p.m. face-off.