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GALLERY: Namagoose scores 2 as Gold Miners beat Rock

KIRKLAND LAKE, Ont. – The Kirkland Lake Gold Miners picked up two goals from Linden Namagoose, including the game-winner, to help them skate to a 3-1 victory over the Timmins Rock Saturday in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play at the Joe Mavrinac Community Complex.

After picking up three points Friday in a home win over Blind River, Marshal Nikitin scored for a third straight outing to help the Gold Miners strike first.

Namagoose then tacked on his first two NOJHL markers three minutes apart to put Kirkland Lake up by three.

Timmins cut into the deficit midway through the match-up as Austin Petrie scored for a second straight outing to make it 3-1 with half a game to play.

Gold Miners’ netminder Ryan Winter shut the door the rest of the however and was the winning goaltender on the night making 21 saves overall as Kirkland Lake ran a modest unbeaten streak to three with the triumph.

Brendan Bishop suffered the loss seeing 25 shots against for the Rock.

Zach Bannister dished out two assists to aid the home side’s cause while Gabriel Rheault also picked up a helper to extend a consecutive game point streak to seven.

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