GALLERY: Rock roll over Gold Miners

TIMMINS, Ont. – A well-balanced offensive attack saw the Timmins Rock get goals from eight different skaters as part of an 8-1 triumph over the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners Tuesday evening in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up at McIntyre Arena.

Converting quickly, Timmins opened the scoring a couple of minutes into the contest.

On the play, Rock goaltender Dryden Riley sent a feed up the right wing where Jaden Lyons skated in and attempted to put a pass across that was blocked by a defender, but saw the puck come right back his way, which allowed him to snap a shot past Kirkland Lake starter Stephen Amaro.

Tacking on another before the first intermission, the home side converted on a late power play with Brant Romaniuk roofing a Thomas Beard back pass over the shoulder of Amaro at 19:57.

Moving to the middle frame, Timmins went up by three off another man advantage marker when Jack Kelly neatly redirected in a Lucas Lowe attempt that came from the top of the left circle.

The Rock then made it 4-0 midway through the proceedings as Kaeden McArthur moved in from the right point and ripped a low shot under Amaro.

Not done there, the hosts added a fifth on the night compliments of Nolan Ring who knocked one in off the skate of the Gold Miners’ defenceman at 11:53.

The NOJHL leaders in power play proficiency notched a third in the contest, capitalizing on a five-on-three, when Harry Clark sent a crisp cross-ice feed over to Mason Svarich, who quickly fired it in.

With the assist for Clark, he has now reached the 90-point plateau on the campaign.

Up a skater themselves late in the session, Kirkland Lake’s Noah Woodard beat Rock netminder Dryden Riley with a nice snap shot from between the circles for his team-leading 21st tally.

In the final stanza, Timmins extended their edge 40 seconds in when Clark finished off a Svarich set-up that came from below the goal line.

Countering in transition from the neutral zone, the Rock’s Jack Anderson finished off a nice passing play from the slot with his 10th to round out the scoring.

The triumph for the NOJHL East Division-leading Rock sees them improve to 36-14-2-0 on the season, while in defeat, the Gold Miners slip to 10-35-4-2.

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