Voodoos win sixth straight
POWASSAN, Ont. – The surging Powassan Voodoos skated to their sixth consecutive Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League victory Friday as they came back with another strong final frame to defeat the Timmins Rock 3-1 at the Powassan Sportsplex.
Timmins tallied first in this one as Owen Shier picked up his second of the season nearly six minutes into the contest.
Neither side would connect in a scoreless middle stanza as the Rock carried their one-goal cushion into the third.
In the final frame, as was the case Thursday when the Voodoos trailed by one entering the last stanza, they came back with a trio of unanswered tallies to keep their winning streak intact.
Dryden Rivet drew Powassan level 5:42 into the third to knot the affair at 1-1.
It stayed tied deep into regulation when Henry Scott supplied the eventual game-winner with 3:01 to go.
Rico Rossi then secured the decision with an empty-netter in the final minute as he scored for a second straight outing and extended a point streak to five.
Powassan affiliate Sam Garagan had two assists in the home side’s triumph.
Christian Cicigoi made 19 stops to win his fifth straight start for the Voodoos while Tyler Masternak faced 29 attempts in defeat for Timmins.
Voodoos rally in 3rd to defeat Rapids
The Powassan Voodoos erased a one-goal deficit by notching three unanswered third-period markers to pull out a 4-2 victory over the French River Rapids Thursday evening in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action at the Powassan Sportsplex.
Entering the contest having gone 2-0-1 in their past three outings, French River got off to a solid start once again by get on the board first as Will Frustaglio made it 1-0 midway through the night’s initial period as he collected his ninth tally of the campaign.
A late man advantage helped the Voodoos draw level before the frame came to a close as Tomas Yachmenev tied it during the power play at 18:58.
Up a skater in the second helped the Rapids go back on top with Frustaglio connecting once more to give him 10 overall at 4:46.
Moving on to the third, Powassan levelled the proceedings once again courtesy on Rico Rossi’s first NOJHL goal at 2:12, during another power play chance.
Special teams were prevalent yet again with Ryan Mills picking up the eventual game-winner during a man advantage with less than five minutes left in regulation.
The Voodoos then secured the home win in the late going as Brett Shawana put one into an empty net at 19:01 to wrap things up offensively.
Christian Cicigoi made 26 saves to earn the triumph in his fourth straight start and his club’s fifth in succession.
Marshall Frappier faced 38 shots against in the narrow setback for French River.