Photos: Turnbull’s Northern Photography
IROQUOIS FALLS, Ont. – A trio of second-period tallies helped the Timmins Rock erase an early deficit and go on to a 4-1 victory over the Iroquois Falls Storm Thursday in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play at Jus Jordan Arena.
Notching the night’s opening tally, just over seven minutes into the match-up, Iroquois Falls defenceman Isaiah Felix took a cross-ice feed from Allan Watt, then moved to the top of the left circle, and fired a shot past a screened Timmins’ goaltender Dryden Riley, for his initial NOHL goal.
Needing less than a minute into the second stanza to equalize, Harry Clark drew the Rock level as he drove down the right wing, then went to the net, and put a low backhand between the legs of Storm starter Connor Hatfield.
It was more from the visitors at 2:11 with Thomas Beard putting Timmins on top as he forced a close-range turnover that he managed to jam past Hatfield.
Adding another on a man advantage, the Rock worked the puck nicely from right to left, that resulted in Mason Svarich whipping one upstairs to give him goals and points in four straight contests.
Heading to the final frame, the guests picked up an insurance marker with 8:22 to go as Felix Cadieux-Fredette collected a back pass at the blueline and glided to mid-ice before firing a snap shot that pinballed off of teammate Nolan Ring and deflected into the left corner.
The Rock had another great chance to score once more moments later when Svarich was obstructed on a break and was awarded a penalty shot.
On the opportunity Svarich skated in slowly, but was out waited by Hatfield, who calmly made the save.
In the end though, Timmins picked up the victory, improving to 11-6-2-0 overall, while in defeat, Iroquois Falls saw their record drop to 5-15-0-0.