The Powassan Voodoos picked up two tallies apiece from Harrison Israels and Tomas Yachmenev to lead them to a 6-3 triumph over the Blind River Beavers Wednesday at the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League Showcase in Sudbury.
The line of Tyson Gilmour, Quintin Loon-Stewardson and Tomas Yachmenev combined for 7 points in the win, with Gilmour leading the way with 1 goal and 2 helpers.
“Our puck movement was very good second half of the game,” noted Voodoos head coach Beau Moyer, whose team fell behind 2-1 before cranking things up in the middle frame.
“I really loved our third period, we were disciplined with our decision making. Our defense was making it easy on our forwards getting the puck to them in stride allowing us to attack with speed.”
Each side scored once in the opening 20 minutes thanks to Yachmenev at 1:39 followed by Blind River’s Jack Rudin 13 minutes later.
Dylan McMahon then gave the Beavers the lead on an early power play marker in the second.
However, the Voodoos soared the remainder of the session as they struck for four unanswered goals in under an eight-minute span to go up 5-2 after 40 minutes.
Shane Beaulieu, Tyson Gilmour, Israels and Yachmenev all found the back of the net for Powassan in the outburst.
The Beavers’ Caleb Serre and the Voodoos’ Israels then traded offensive efforts in the third to round out the scoring.
Shots on goal were 34-28 in Powassan’s favour with Christian Cicigoi picking up the win and Garret Boyonoski the loss.
The Voodoos are back on the ice Friday at home when they take on the Elliot Lake Wildcats. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. at the Powassan Sportsplex.