KIRKLAND LAKE, Ont. – C.J. Bradburn’s second goal of the game, coming on a power play, 3:32 into overtime was the difference as the Timmins Rock edged the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners 5-4 Friday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League East Division affair at Joe Mavrinac Community Complex.
Jordan Picard started things off offensively for Timmins as he scored nine and a half minutes into the match-up only to see Sam Ellwood counter for Kirkland Lake a couple shifts later as he notched his eighth of the season.
The Rock regained the lead though at 16:01 thanks to Derek Seguin, who also notched his eighth of the campaign.
Action in the second saw each side score on the power play with Gregory Trudeau-Paquet tying it for the Gold Miners only to see Picard pick-up his second of the evening in the final minute of the frame during a late man advantage.
Moving on to the third, Kirkland Lake connected twice in an 11-second span to first tie it then go in front as Lucas Lyskyk and Linden Namagoose scored in rapid succession to make it 4-3 Gold Miners with 8:27 to go in regulation.
However, the back and forth affair saw Timmins come right back with the equalizer and force extra time courtesy of Bradburn at 12:42.
Then with the visitors up a skater in OT, Bradburn won it for the Rock as his 13th tally of the campaign ended it.
Connor Evans had three assists in defeat for Kirkland Lake.
Tyler Masternak made 31 stops to record the win for Timmins and Cade McEwen saw 37 shots fired his way in defeat while picking up a point in the OT setback.