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Skyhawks buried in OT by Eskimos

Adam Chircoski scored at 10:25 of the first overtime period to give the Abitibi Eskimos a 2-1 victory in game two of the best of 7 NOJHL Eastern Division final.
Adam Chircoski scored at 10:25 of the first overtime period to give the Abitibi Eskimos a 2-1 victory in game two of the best of 7 NOJHL Eastern Division final.

The Eskimos were looking to redeem themselves after a 4-1 loss Sunday night at Memorial Gardens in the series opener. The Iroquois Falls club got on the board first late in the period as Jessy Lebel scored on the powerplay to give the homeside an early 1-0 lead.

That lead allowed the Eskimos to turn on their smothering defence. They kept the high scoring Skyhawks off the scoreboard until the midway point of the third period when Dustin McCrank broke Steve Hamel's shutout to even the score at 1-1.

Game three of the series takes place Friday night back in North Bay. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Gardens.

Game Summary

First Period
1. AB: Jessy Lebel (Matt Brunet, Michel Champagne) 16:14 FG PP

Penalties: Chase Gallacher NB (HKG) 02:54; Yves Bernard AB (CC) 05:14; David Cappadocia NB (USC) 08:20; Marc Bertrand AB (SL) 08:20; Tyler Perry NB (RO) 08:44; Dan Dube AB (HO) 08:44; Chris Pontes NB (RO) 10:22; Jessy Lebel AB (RO) 10:22; David Frawley NB (HB) 15:17; David Frawley NB (HB) 15:17; Adam Chircoski AB (HKG) 16:34;
Second Period
No Scoring


Penalties: Matt Collins NB (HS) 01:09; Kurtis Camirand AB (RO) 01:09; Frank Desbiens NB (SL) 02:18; Quinn Waller NB (USC) 02:18; Brett Venasse NB (TR) 02:18; Matt Brunet AB (USC) 02:18; David Cappadocia NB (HS) 04:41; David Frawley NB (RO) 04:41; Dan Dube AB (HS) 04:41; Tyler Perry NB (SL) 08:49; Frank Desbiens NB (RO) 13:14;
Third Period
2. NB: Dustin McCrank (Alex Ward, David Frawley) 09:56

Penalties: No Penalties
OT Period
3. AB: Adam Chircoski (Nick Torresan) 10:25 GW

Penalties: No Penalties

With files from NOJHL.com



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