Captain Derek Seguin scored a pair of objectives — together with the seventy fifth of his profession — and assisted on a 3rd to assist lead the Timmins Rock to a 7-2 win over the Rayside-Balfour Canadians of their dwelling opener on the McIntyre Enviornment Saturday night time.
It marked the third-straight victory for the Rock following a pair of street victories over the Canadians.
Early on, it appeared just like the guests would possibly earn their first victory of the season when Oliver Smith beat Gavin McCarthy — making the primary begin of his NOJHL profession on the 4:22 mark of the opening interval.
It took simply over a minute, nevertheless, for the Rock to get again on even phrases, because of Tyler Schwindt’s second purpose of the younger season.
Then, simply previous the halfway mark of the opening interval, the Rock took a lead they might not give up as Zach Smith netted his first purpose of the season to make it a 2-1 hockey recreation.
With simply 45 seconds remaining within the body, Seguin notched his first of two on the night time and second of the marketing campaign, with the Rock on the ability play to ship the house aspect into the primary intermission up 3-1.
Harry Clark notched his first purpose of the season 2:15 into the second interval to place the Rock in entrance by three objectives.
Seguin’s second power-play marker of the night time and third purpose on the season then put the Rock up 5-1 two-and-a-half minutes later.
It appeared the Rock had taken a 6-1 benefit within the ultimate seconds of the body, however the referees dominated time had expired previous to Eric Moreau’s lazer beam getting into the web.
The Rock remained on the ability play to begin the third interval, nevertheless, and Josh Dickson picked up his second purpose of the marketing campaign 30 seconds into the body to formally make it a 6-1 hockey recreation.
With the ultimate final result all however determined, the Canadians struck for a power-play marker of their very own when former Cochrane Crunch sniper Owen Perala discovered the again of the Rock web together with his first purpose of the season.
The scoring wasn’t fairly accomplished but, both, as Schwindt notched his second purpose of the night time and third of the season with simply 42 seconds remaining on the clock.
McCarthy turned apart 16 of the 18 pictures he confronted to select up his first NOJHL victory.
In the meantime, Jake Marois — additionally making his NOJHL debut — was tagged with the loss for the Canadians, whereas blocking 21 of the 28 pictures the Rock directed his means.
NOJHL NOTES — The Day by day Press three stars of the sport had been Seguin, Smith and Clark … The Rock didn’t gown blue-liner Bode Dunford or forwards Brendan Bauer and Landon Deforge … The Rock went 2-6 on the ability play, whereas the Canadians had been 1-5 with the person benefit … Saturday’s different motion noticed the Hearst Lumberjacks triple the Crunch 6-2 in Cochrane and the Beavers double up the Soo Thunderbirds 6-3 in Blind River … The Rock will host the Canadians as soon as once more on the McIntyre Enviornment on Sunday, at 8:30 p.m.