POWASSAN, Ont. – The Powassan Voodoos saw Alexander Bradshaw score four times as part of a convincing 9-2 victory over the Cochrane Crunch in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play Friday at the Powassan Sportsplex.
A fast start saw Bradshaw connect for the Voodoos a mere 30 seconds into the contest as he ripped in the rebound off a Ryan O’Dell attempt from the right point to give him goals in three straight outings.
Levin then made it 2-0 Powassan at 13:16 as he collected a bouncing puck that dribbled through the crease before he stuffed it in on the short side past Cochrane starter Michael Nickolau.
The Crunch came right back to cut into the deficit as Jake Alton forced a turnover and fired a quick shot that found its way through Voodoos netminder Owen Wray for an unassisted effort.
Building on that, the visitors tied late in the first with a shorthanded strike from Alexander Thompson as he whipped one into the top right-hand corner from between the hash marks.
Striking quickly again to begin the middle stanza, Alexander clicked 27 seconds as he finished off a nice give-and-go with teammate Alex Little.
Not done there, Alexander added his third of a night just over two minutes later as he neatly redirected a Cameron Lemcke effort towards the net.
Opening up offensively, Powassan kept coming with Kyle den Ouden potting his first in the NOJHL as he converted off a rebound to the left of the goal.
Bradshaw then continued his big night by cruising down the right wing, cutting to the slot and wiring a wrister past the glove of the Cochrane netminder to make it 6-2 at 8:08.
Levin then capped off the five-goal period with his second of the night as the hosts took a 7-2 cushion to the intermission.
Hitting his hat trick early in the third, Ben White buried one from the high slot to extend the Voodoos lead.
Brett Richardson then finished off the one-sided result with a late power play marker to round out the scoring.
Wray finished with 24 saves to collect the win while Nickolau and Ben DeGiallonardo both saw action and combined to face 43 shots against in defeat.