GALLERY: Four-goal night for Svarich in Rock romp over Storm

TIMMINS, Ont. – A surging Mason Svarich scored four times as part of an 8-2 Timmins Rock triumph over the Iroquois Falls Storm in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League affair Friday in front of 1,070 spectators at McIntyre Arena.

Svarich began the scoring for the Rock 15 and a half minutes into the contest, to give him points in six straight outings, as he flew down the right wing and buried a shot past Storm starter Brodie Haylock.

Iroquois Falls answered with an equalizer in the final seconds of the period with Landon Tretheway powering his way out of his own zone, then driving to net, before taking it wide and stuffing the puck past the outstretched pad of Timmins goaltender Patrick Boivin.

Action in the second stanza saw the teams trade tallies early on.

Svarich supplied another for the Rock with a man advantage effort at 2:25 as he whipped in a shot from the top of the left circle.

The Storm came back to tie it once more with Krisjanis Fugalis connecting for the visitors off a point shot that banked off the end boards, then clipped off the back of Boivin and found its way in.

Retaking the lead at 8:31, Jack Kelly put the home side back on top as he benefitted from a turnover and quickly converted with a sharp wristert from between the hash marks.

Brant Romaniuk then put Timmins up by two midway through the proceedings after breaking out of his own zone, then making a move to the inside and neatly picking the bottom left hand corner for his 20th of the season.

Breaking it open in the final frame, the Rock banged in three before the session was eight minutes in to take control.

Hayden Rynard began the outburst with a sharp snap shot from the slot.

Svarich then hit a hat trick by whipping one in while driving down the left wing before potting his fourth, coming during a Rock power play, from a similar place on the ice, with the use of a potent wrist shot.

Liam Wells then capped off the one-sided result while driving across the crease and placing his chance five-hole.

With the victory, Timmins moves to 39-14-2-0 on the year and in defeat, Iroquois Falls drops to 15-38-0-2.

The two sides will cap-off a weekend home-and-home Saturday in a 7 p.m. start at Jus Jordan Arena.

Game Photos:
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