Blind River rallies to edge Elliot Lake

ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. – The Blind River Beavers rallied from a two-goal, second period deficit to pull out a 3-2 come from behind decision over the Elliot Lake Wildcats Friday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League encounter at Centennial Arena.

Elliot Lake got off to a solid start by securing a 2-0 lead after one period of play.

Carson Andreoli started the Wildcats off with his third tally of the season 6:13 into the contest.

The home side then added another just over six minutes later when Brett Crook finished off an Andreoli feed.

Battling back in the second stanza, Blind River cut into the deficit thanks to Caleb Serre’s team-leading eighth at 6:09.

The Beavers then drew level before the session was complete when Brendan Young picked up his sixth at 17:26.

Moving on to the final frame, Nathan Balkwill was there to notch his first NOJHL goal that came with 8:04 remaining in regulation to help finish off the comeback.

Thomson Phinney made 37 saves in net for Blind River to pick up the win while Dominic Boily faced 36 shots in defeat for Elliot Lake.