Eagles fall twice to Wildcats

Elliot Lake Wildcats 4, Soo Eagles 0 – Saturday, September 26, 2015

Aaron Mackay stopped all 33 shots he faced to post his first Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League shutout as the Elliot Lake Wildcats blanked the Soo Eagles 4-0 Saturday evening at Pullar Stadium.

Elliot Lake got things going offensively with the lone tally of the opening period as Drew Stirling notched his second of the season.

Alec MacKenzie added to the Wildcats lead early in the middle frame as his effort eluded Eagles starter Jack Deines at 2:17.

MacKenzie supplied another near the six-minute mark of the third to put the visitors up by three.

Patrick Smith’s first of the campaign rounded things out offensively for the Wildcats victory with 4:48 to go.

Shane Woolsey dished out a pair of assists for Elliot Lake in the win.

Deines saw 39 attempts fired his way in defeat for the Eagles.


Elliot Lake Wildcats 2, Soo Eagles 1 – Friday, September 25, 2015

An Alec MacKenzie marker 67 seconds into the third period was the difference maker as the Elliot Lake Wildcats topped the visiting Soo Eagles 2-1 Friday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League contest at Centennial Arena.

The low-scoring affair did not see its first goal until 5:23 into the second stanza when Elliot Lake’s Artur Terchiyev notched his third of the season.

MacKenzie then staked the Wildcats to a two-goal lead early in the final frame, much to the delight of the nearly 500 spectators in attendance.

The Eagles would get one late to dash the shutout attempt of Elliot Lake’s Aaron Mackay as Evan Ketner tallied with just 12 seconds remaining to round things out offensively.

Mackay did earn the victory in the end however, which was his first in the NOJHL, making 20 stops along the way.

Jack Hickey had 23 saves in defeat for the Eagles.