NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017
2 for Murray as Voodoos edge Rock
POWASSAN, Ont. – Powassan Voodoos defenceman Dayton Murray picked up both of his team’s goals Saturday to help lead his side to tightly-contested 2-1 decision over the Timmins Rock Saturday in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play at the Powassan Sportsplex.
Kicking off a four-game home stand, the Voodoos used the power play to open the scoring as Murray connected near the midway mark of the first period.
The league-leaders then extended their lead early in the middle stanza as Murray notched his second of the night and 12th overall, 45 seconds into the frame, to put Powassan up by two.
It stayed that way until seven and a half minutes into the third when the Rock finally solved Voodoos’ starter Nate McDonald thanks to Stewart Parnell who picked up his sixth tally in 2016-17 for Timmins.
McDonald however would not allow another the rest of the way finishing with 27 saves to record his NOJHL-best 22nd win of the season.
Rock netminder Al Rogers also turned in solid performance in defeat allowing only two against on 31 attempts for Timmins.