SUDBURY — Nathan Daly’s goal at 9:52 of the first overtime session gave the North Bay Skyhawks a 7-6 victory over the Sudbury Northern Wolves Wednesday at the Countryside Arena.
The Skyhawks now lead the best of seven Eastern Division final 3-1 and can finish their Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League series with a win tonight at Memorial Gardens. Game time is 7 p.m.
The score was tied 6-6 after two periods and remained that way until Daly’s winner.
Goaltender Martin Perreault replaced Chris Hardill for the Skyhawks in the second period with his team trailing 6-4 and played flawlessly the rest of the way, stopping all 13 shots he faced.
Two of the saves were on breakaways by Brian McGarry.
North Bay’s Yan Turcotte and Sudbury’s Tyler Mackenzie exchanged first period goals and the clubs split 10 goals in the second period.
Cory McGillis scored twice for the Wolves with Jesse Graham, Kyle Doherty and Andrew Harrison adding single markers for Sudbury.
Josh Merson, Noel Lortie, Pat Power, David Cappadocia and Daly, with his first of the game, accounted for the North Bay scoring.
Sudbury netminder Paul Pidutti kicked out 30 shots between the pipes.
Summary courtesy of NOJHL:
Score by Period 1 2 3 OT T
North Bay 1 5 0 1 7
Sudbury 1 5 0 0 6
North Bay Lineup:
David Cappadocia, Nathan Daly, Tyler Eady, David Frawley, Jason Gauthier, Chris Hardill, Patrick Honeysett, Sylvain Houle, Matthew Laakso, Eric Lafontaine, Noel Lortie, Ryan McKee, Josh Merson, Martin Perreault, Patrick Power, Ryan Silveira, Yan Turcotte, Kyle Van Groningen, Joel Whissell, Bruce Winn
Randy Battochio, Eric Bazinet, Matt Bortolotto, Dan Bourgeois, Craig Carlyle, Jordan Cheechoo, Christian Cundari, Joey Derochie, Kyle Doherty, Ethan Gazdic, Jesse Graham, Andrew Harrison, Kyle Hope, Tyler MacKenzie, Neil McDonald, Brian McGarry, Cory McGillis, Mark Paris, Paul Pidutti, Kyle Sheridan
1. NB: Yan Turcotte (Nathan Daly, Joel Whissell) 1:03 FG
2. SBY: Tyler MacKenzie (Kyle Hope, Kyle Doherty) 14:55 PP
Penalties: Ryan McKee NB 9:45; Matt Bortolotto SBY 9:45; Matthew Laakso NB 14:15; Patrick Honeysett NB 19:08;
3. NB: Josh Merson (David Frawley, Tyler Eady) 05:14
4. SBY: Jesse Graham (Brian McGarry, ) 08:26
5. SBY: Cory McGillis (Brian McGarry, Jesse Graham) 12:15
6. NB: Patrick Power (David Cappadocia, Kyle Van Groningen) 14:21
7. NB: Noel Lortie (Patrick Honeysett, Matthew Laakso) 14:39
8. SBY: Kyle Doherty (Brian McGarry, Kyle Hope) 15:47 PP
9. SBY: Cory McGillis (Brian McGarry, Kyle Hope) 17:08 PP
10. SBY: Andrew Harrison (Craig Carlyle, ) 18:03
11. NB: David Cappadocia (Yan Turcotte, Kyle Van Groningen) 19:17
12. NB: Nathan Daly (Tyler Eady, Josh Merson) 19:59 PP
Penalties: Kyle Doherty SBY :28; Bruce Winn NB 2:18; Ryan Silveira NB 14:21; Randy Battochio SBY 14:21; Bruce Winn NB 14:58; Joel Whissell NB 15:28; Kyle Hope SBY 19:55;
Penalties: No Penalties
13. NB: Nathan Daly (Tyler Eady, David Frawley) 09:52 GW
Penalties: No Penalties
Shots on Goal 1 2 3 OT T
North Bay 5 12 9 11 37
Sudbury 8 11 9 4 32
Goaltenders Minutes SV GA
Chris Hardill (NB) 38:03 13 6
Martin Perreault (NB) 31:49 13 0
Paul Pidutti (SBY) 69:52 30 7
Pete Fortin (Linesman)
Trevor Vaillancourt (Referee)
Brad Walker (Linesman)
1. Nathan Daly (NB)
2. Cory McGillis (SBY)
3. Martin Perreault (NB)