TIMMINS, Ont. – Kirkland Lake Gold Miners’ forward Austin Caza collected his first two Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League goals of the season Sunday night to help pace his club to a 6-3 triumph over the Timmins Rock at McIntyre Arena.
After posting a shutout in their season opener Saturday, Timmins kept it going in the first period in this one as Josh Dickson connected on the power play at 16:23 to give the home side a 1-0 lead after one.
Kirkland Lake drew level at 3:49 of the middle session thanks to Max Newnam, which put an end of the Rock`s regular season streak without allowing a goal at 108 minutes and 49 seconds dating back to last season.
The visiting Gold Miners then went in front in the latter stages of the stanza with James Scott connecting on a man advantage for his initial league marker, which came at 17:42 as they carried a 2-1 cushion into the third period.
A quick strike in that final frame saw Hunter Foreshaw bury a power play chance at 53 seconds to put the quests up by a pair.
Caza then upped the cushion to 4-1 before the third was five minutes old while Derek Seguin on a power play brought Timmins closer at 5:38.
However, Kirkland Lake got that back with 10:59 to go on Caza’s second of the evening.
The goals kept coming from there as the Rock’s Riley Brosseau added to the offensive onslaught on the night at 12:02.
However, Noah Cauchi iced it for the Gold Miners with a late empty netter to secure the road win.
Kirkland Lake netminder Gregory Brassard finished with 34 saves to record the win.
Masternak allowed five against on 25 shots in the loss.
Game Photos courtesy of Thomas Perry, The Daily Press (Timmins)