Photos: Powassan Voodoos
POWASSAN, Ont. – Tucker Shields second goal of the game, coming in the final minute of regulation, was the difference as the Powassan Voodoos pulled out a 5-3 triumph over the Greater Sudbury Cubs Friday in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play at the Powassan Sportsplex.
The Voodoos were quick to strike in the contest when Nathan MacDonald redirected an Alex Little effort from the right point enough to see it change direction and flip past Cubs’ starter Nathaniel Boyes in the first minute.
Adding another late in the first period, Powassan ‘s Carson Ricci saw a rebound find its way to him the left circle where he wired it over the blocker of Boyes to make it 2-0.
Greater Sudbury got one back five and a half minutes into the second stanza as Nicholas Toffoli did some nice work to get it over to Billy Biedermann, who chipped a backhand over the pad of Voodoos’ goalkeeper Kannon Flageolle.
The Powassan power play went to work early in the final frame and saw Shields neatly redirect in a Little attempt for his opening NOJHL marker.
Roaring back in the back half of the third, the Cubs tallied twice beginning with a Matthew Mazzotta effort as he drove down the right side and buried one on Bourret.
The guests then drew level with two and a half minutes remaining thanks to Ben Harris, finishing off some solid work from teammate Cole Crowder.
However, answering back, Shields provided the difference maker in the final moments as he tipped in a bouncing puck off a Ricci attempt put towards the target.
The Voodoos’ Cameron Lemcke then capped off the wild victory as he won a race down the ice and deposited the insurance marker into an empty net before time expired.