NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017
Khull’s OT winner lifts Blind River over Rayside-Balfour
CHELMSFORD, Ont. – A Max Khull marker 3:23 into overtime was the difference as the Blind River Beavers pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Rayside-Balfour Canadians Saturday night in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play at Chelmsford Arena.
After a scoreless first period, the Canadians opened the scoring with four and a half minutes remaining in the second stanza as Cayse Ton collected his seventh goal of the season.
Blind River bounced back in the third to force extra time when Caleb Serre notched the equalizer at 4:37 for his 11th tally of the campaign.
With both sides picking up a point heading into OT, it was the Beavers that prevailed to earn the win as Khull beat Rayside-Balfour netminder Cameron Lamour to end it as he notched his third game-winner and 16th goal overall.
With the result Blind River raised their record to 21-15-1-0 while the Canadians fell to 20-12-3-1.
Aidan Doak made 37 stops to record the win for the Beavers while Lamour faced 31 in the OT defeat for Rayside-Balfour.