Game Photos: Sudbury Light Event Photography
SUDBURY, Ont. – An Alexander Bradshaw marker, early in overtime, was the difference as the Powassan Voodoos pulled out a narrow 2-1 road triumph over the Greater Sudbury Cubs in hotly-contested Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up Thursday at Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex.
The visiting Voodoos were quick to strike to begin the proceedings with Brett Richardson connecting 101 seconds into the contest as he was left with a gaping net off a rebound from a low right point effort by Jake Fullerton.
The tight-checking affair remained 1-0 Powassan throughout the rest of the period as the guests carried their slim edge to the intermission.
It was much the same up until late in the middle stanza where Greater Sudbury clicked on the power play as Jaxon Bedard finished of a nice give-and-go with Kyler Campbell by whipping in 10th of the season, that eluded Voodoos’ netminder Alex Bugeja.
In the third, the two teams battled to another standstill in a scoreless session, that failed to produce a winner and send it to extra time.
Early in the OT, the Cubs had a great chance right of the draw, as they skated three-on-three, but Powassan countered quickly and got the decider 17 seconds in after Bradshaw had a couple of whacks at it on top of netminder Joel Rainville, before eventually stuffing it in at the 17-second mark.
The result of the hard-fought affair saw the Voodoos raise their record to 24-7-4-1 while the Cubs gained a point in defeat, falling to 14-11-2-0 overall.