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GALLERY: Rock & Gold Miners battle to 1-1 double OT draw

TIMMINS, Ont. – Wednesday night in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League saw a low-scoring, tight-checking East Division affair that saw the Timmins Rock and Kirkland Lake Gold Miners skate to a 1-1 double overtime draw at McIntyre Arena.

It was the Rock that opened up the scoring in the match-up, seven minutes into the contest, as Timmins’ affiliate player Kobe Barrette connected in his NOJHL debut to put the home side up by one in what was the lone marker of the first period.

Moving on to the middle stanza, the Gold Miners drew level thanks to a man advantage opportunity at 6:03 as Gregory Trudeau-Paquet collected his 22nd tally of the season with assists going to Tyle Fyfe and Parker Allison.

From there it stayed tied at 1-1 through the remainder of the frame as well as the third period resulting in overtime being required to try and determine a winner.

The first extra session was also scoreless sending the game to another OT with the two teams going three skaters aside.

However Timmins netminder Tyler Masternak and Kirkland Lake goaltender Cade McEwen continued to stymie opposing shooters the rest of the way as the two sides settled for the tie and one point apiece in the league standings.

Masternak finished with 43 stops in the draw while McEwen saw 24 attempts in goal for the Rock.

With the result Kirkland Lake’s record goes to 12-12-3-2 while Timmins is now 10-15-1-2.

Photos courtesy of  Thomas Perry, The Daily Press (Timmins)

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