Voodoos soar to victory over Eskis



Release Date: Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

Voodoos soar to victory over Eskis

POWASSAN, Ont. – The Powassan Voodoos picked up multiple point nights from eight different skaters Monday evening as they soared to a 10-3 Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League victory over the Iroquois Falls Eskis at the Powassan Sportsplex.

First period action saw the two sides combine for five goals, including three by the Voodoos.

Ryan Theriault gave Powassan the lead 6:56 into the contest before Wade Auger’s 11th of the season, during an Iroquois Falls, power play tied it six minutes later.

The home side was quick to respond however as they went back in front 76 seconds after that on a Dayton Murray effort.

Austin Ramirez made it 3-1 later in the frame before Josh Dejulio added another for the Eskis at 19:05.

The Voodoos would break it open in the middle stanza as they struck five times to take control.

Powassan’s Theriault, during a man advantage, and Blake Holowaty of Iroquois Falls traded tallies less than a minute apart before the Voodoos notched four unanswered goals in the latter half of the session.

Dylan D’Agostino started that outburst at 10:28 before affiliate player Mason McMahon collected his first league marker a couple of shifts later.

They kept coming as Andy Baker, with his team up a man, provided his league-leading 39th and Brett Hahkala’s 14th made it 8-3 after two.

Powassan then finished it off in the third as Shane Beaulieu and Ramirez both found the back of the net to complete the scoring.

Gabriel Rheault chipped in with three assists for the Voodoos in the one-sided decision while Ramirez, Theriault, Hahkala, Murray, and Ryan Bazzana dished out two helpers apiece.

Dejulio helped set-up the other two markers for his club as he upped his NOJHL-leading point total among league defencemen to 42 and extended a point streak to seven.

Nate McDonald made 22 saves to pick up the win for Powassan.

Trevor Hawkes started for the Eskis and suffered the loss allowing eight against on 33 attempts with affiliate Ty Sparling stopping 18 of 20 in nearly 22 minutes of relief for Iroquois Falls.