Photos: Allyson Demers
KIRKLAND LAKE, ON – Connor Hatfield made 25 saves as the Iroquois Falls Storm snuck out of the Joe Mavrinac Community Centre with a tight 2-1 win over the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners in a battle for fourth in the NOJHL East.
The Storm got on the board first as Landon Trethewey recorded his first of the season at 12:41 of the first as he ripped a shot bar down behind the Miners goaltender Graydon Mole.
It stayed that way until just past the midway point of the second when Andrew Cho cashed in on a great shot on a 3-on-2 that made it 2-0 Storm at 12:14.
The low-scoring affair stayed 2-0 until the final two minutes of the third, as the Miners Jonathan McIndoo broke the shutout of Connor Hatfield at 18:31 but that was as close as the Miners got.
The win improves the Storm, who sit in fourth place in the East, to 12-30-0-2 for 26 points while the Gold Miners fall to 8-30-4-1 for 21 points as they chase the Storm for the final playoff spot in the East.