Timmins Rock brings down Kirkland Lake gold mines

Timmins Rock scored two goals each from new captain Tyler Schwindt and newcomer Christopher Engelbert en route to a 7-3 victory over the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners at the McIntyre Arena on Friday night.

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Timmins Rock scored two goals each from new captain Tyler Schwindt and newcomer Christopher Engelbert en route to a 7-3 victory over the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners at the McIntyre Arena on Friday night.

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It was the opening game of the 2021-22 NOJHL regular season for both teams in the East Division.

The Rock never lagged behind in the contest which saw them beat the Gold Miners 36-11.

Defenseman Cameron Dutkiewicz put the Rock on the scoresheet first, when he landed a wrist shot past Kirkland Lake goalkeeper Zachary Reddy from the point just 2:58 into the game.

Just over three minutes later, the Gold Miners returned to a tie as Ian McDonald scored his first goal of the season to make it a 1-1 hockey game.

It took only 11 seconds for The Rock to regain their one-goal advantage, as Schwindt scored his first goal of the night.

The Rock took a 2-1 advantage in the first intermission, but the Gold Miners were able to tie it again when Mark Quesnel scored his first goal of the season at 2:56 of the second quarter.

Engelbert, who was acquired from the Cobourg Cougars of OJHL in exchange for player development fees on Tuesday, then put the Rock back in the lead when he scored a power play 11 minutes later.

Then, with 2:15 left in the period, Engelbert scored his second goal of the night to extend Rock’s lead to 4-2.

The Rock retained that two-goal advantage in the third period, then extended it to 5-2 when Schwindt added their second goal of the night, with the home side on the power play, less than two minutes into the game. the period.

A goal from John Paul Scaringi, his first of the season, brought the Gold Miners down to two just over six minutes later.

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However, the Rock continued to press the offense and Riley Brousseau’s first goal of the season, another power play effort, took the lead to 6-3 with seven and a half minutes to go.

Liam Wells then added his first goal of the season, the Rock’s fourth power play goal of the evening, to close the score and bring the final score to 7-3 in favor of the home team.

Rock goaltender Gavin McCarthy stopped eight of 11 shots he faced to claim his first win of the season.

Ruddy, who repelled 29 of 36 shots the Rock aimed at him, was hit with loss.

NOJHL NOTES – The Daily Press, three stars of the game were Schwindt, Dutkiewicz and Engelbert… The Rock were 4-6 on the power play, while the Gold Miners were 0-2 on the power play… The attendance at McIntyre Arena was 536… Friday’s other The action saw the Powassan Voodoos overtake the Rapids 4-2 at French River and the Elliot Lake Red Wings down the Express 4-1 at Espanola… The Rock will host the Hearst Lumberjacks at the McIntyre Arena on Sunday at 3 p.m.

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