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Rock fight back for OT win over Voodoos

Rock score late power play goal to force OT
Voodoos Cameron Lemcke.

TIMMINS, ON - Lucas Lowe made the most of his 100th NOJHL contest, scoring twice including the overtime game-winner as the Timmins Rock battled back for a 5-4 win over the visiting Powassan Voodoos at the McIntyre Arena on Friday night.  

Lowe broke in on a 2 on 1 in overtime and picked up a rebound off a shot by Mason Svarich and beat Voodoos goalie Patrick Charette for the game-winner at 1:44 of the overtime session. 

Lowe, who finished the scoring, also started it on this night as the Toronto product redirected a shot from Mason Svarich to open the scoring for the Rock at 9:17 of the opening period on the power play. 

Late in the first, the Voodoos responded when Reyth Smith took a back door pass from Mathieu MacMillan and he beat Patrick Boivin to make it 1-1 at 19:37. 

The Rock got the lead back early in the second on a neutral zone turnover as Sam Gallagher fed Henry McLellan as his quick shot beat Charette on his glove side at 3:10. 

The Voodoos replied again as former Rock forward Dylan McElhinny took a feed from Cameron Lemcke which made it 2-2 at 5:28. 

The Voodoos took their first lead of the contest on a power play as Alex Case found Ryan Patrick on a back-door pass which made it 3-2 at 11:44 of the middle frame. 

The Voodoos added to the lead as Zach Turner deflected an Alex Little shot by Boivin which made it 4-2 at 17:33.  

In the final minute of the second, a shot by the Rock's Felix Cadieux-Fredette went off a body in front on a shot from the point which made it 4-3 on a late Rock power play. 

The Voodoos had a chance to restore the two-goal lead near the 12-minute mark of the third as Mathieu MacMillan was hauled down on a partial breakaway and awarded a penalty shot. 

MacMillan came in slowly and his quick release was stopped by the glove of Boivin which kept it a one-goal game. 

The Rock got the equalizer on a late 5 on 3 power play as Harry Clark put a loose puck home off a shot by Lucas Lowe at 15:43.  

The Voodoos killed off the rest of the late Rock power play to force the overtime session before Lowe ended the game in overtime.  

The Voodoos are back at in Saturday night as they visit Hearst to take on the Lumberjacks. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. at the Claude Larose Community Centre.