KIRKLAND LAKE, Ont. – The Kirkland Lake Gold Miners picked up a pair of first period power play goals from Gregory Trudeau-Paquet to help send them on their way to their fifth consecutive Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League victory Wednesday as they defeated the Timmins Rock 6-1 at Joe Mavrinac Community Complex.
Special teams helped the hometown side open the scoring 9:13 into the contest as Trudeau-Paquet buried his first of the night.
Earning one of the assists on the play was Max Newnam, who extended a point streak to commence his NOJHL career to five straight outings.
Going back to the man advantage, Kirkland Lake upped their lead four minutes later with Trudeau-Paquet’s second power play marker of the session, which proved to be the eventual game-winner, as goaltender Gregory Brassard helped set-up the tally.
They then added one at even strength late in the frame as Quinn Schneidmiller made it 3-0 after 20 minutes.
Continuing to click offensively, the Gold Miners kept coming with Joshua Maine notching his first of the campaign at 4:02 of the middle stanza.
Moving to the final frame, Kirkland Lake’s Vincent DeSanctis converted at the 26-second mark of third as he collected his first league goal with his side up a skater.
Timmins would eventually get on the board eight and half minutes into the last period with Maxime Charbonneau beating Brassard.
The hosts tacked on one more while up a skater in the latter stages of the contest with Christian Snyder rounding out the scoring with his club’s fourth power play goal of the night.
Brassard in the Kirkland Lake made 29 stops in winning his fifth straight start.
Nicholas Dicks started for Timmins and suffered the loss allowing three against on 12 shots in one period of work while Tyler Masternak handled 22 of 25 in 40 minutes of relief.
With the result the Gold Miners improve to 5-1 on the year while the Rock slipped to 2-3-1.
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