GALLERY: Rock cruise to home ice triumph over Storm

TIMMINS, Ont. – Using a steady offensive surge, the Timmins Rock went to handle the Iroquois Falls Storm 10-2 Friday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League contest at McIntyre Arena, much to the delight of the nearly 1,100 fans on hand.

Timmins got it going less than three minutes into the proceedings when Mason Svarich came down the left side and pumped a shot through Iroquois Falls netminder Brodie Haylock for his 26th tally of the season.

The Rock then added two more after that to gain early control, beginning with Liam Wells jamming in a loose puck laying in the crease at 13:38.

Coming right back, Hayden Rynard extended the home side’s edge as he took a Lucas Lowe feed from behind the goal line then took it wide and tucked one in between the post and the pad of Haylock.

Another in the frame made it 4-0 on a late power play as Nolan Ring provided some nice moves in close before depositing one into an exposed corner.

In the second period, the Rock broke it open with three quick tallies to take command.

Svarich connected from the top of the crease at 1:03, then Ryan Armitage clicked from a similar spot after that, while Rynard notched a seventh for Timmins.

An extra man marker off the stick of Jack Kelly added to the onslaught as he beat Connor Hatfield who had entered the game for the Storm.

After others from Svarich, who now has 14 goals in his past 10 games, and Ring helped the hosts reach double digits, Iroquois Falls got on the board when Mathieu Roy came out from in deep and roofed a close range backhand over the shoulder of Rock netminder Dryden Riley.

Andrew Scott then got another for the visitors midway through the third by converting on a power play with a shot from the top of the crease that found its way in to cap off the evening`s scoring.

The victory raises the Rock record to 24-10-2-0 and with the loss, the Storm fall to 10-27-0-1.

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