Eagles collect three points in weekend set at Pullar

Soo Eagles 1, Timmins Rock 1 – Saturday, September 19, 2015

It was a goaltender’s battle at Pullar Stadium Saturday evening as the Soo Eagles and Timmins Rock skated to a hard-fought 1-1 double overtime draw in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action.

Jackey Hickey was stellar between the pipes finishing with 53 saves on the night, including 12 in OT, while Logan Ferrington was also solid turning aside 29 of the 30 attempts he faced.

After a scoreless opening period, Timmins took to the lead 14:14 into the second stanza when Tristan Salesse supplied his fourth goal of the early season.

Sault Ste. Marie drew level via the power play thanks to an Evan Ketner effort at 16:57 of the session.

The two goaltenders took over from there keeping opposing shooters at bay through the remainder of regulation as well as a pair of five-minute OT sessions with the clubs going four skaters aside in the initial extra session and three skaters apiece in double OT.

Soo Eagles 4, Blind River Beavers 1 – Friday, September 18, 2015

An Evan Ketner shorthanded goal in the first period proved to be the game-winner as the Soo Eagles defeated the Blind River Beavers 4-1 Friday in a tightly-contested Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up at Pullar Stadium.

It was the Eagles who took control early getting an even strength effort from Nate Harris at 12:04 followed by Kettner’s man-down effort three and a half minutes later.

The power play allowed Blind River to pull within one with 2:35 to go in the second as Andrew Trowbridge notched his first of the season with assists going to Joseph Eben and Brendan MacKenzie.

Sault Ste. Marie got some insurance from Jake Palmerio midway through the third then the iced it with just over a half minute remaining on an empty netter supplied by Dayton Honkanen.

Jack Deines made 24 saves to register his first NOJHL victory while Martin Miloslavich faced 37 shots in the loss for Blind River.