Miners Blast Lumberjacks

Photo By Patrick Boucha

Cochenour Ontario

For the second straight night the Wisconsin Lumberjacks were the visitors at the Cochenour Arena in SIJHL action. William Forrester would get the nod in net for the Lumberjacks while Trent Boryszczuk would make his second straight start fro the Miners.

The visitors would be first on the scoresheet for the night.  Keon Burkholder scored for the second straight night finishing off a 2 on 0 rush against a helpless Boryszczuk for his third of the season and a 1-0 lead. The Miners would tie the game at 1 thanks to a great effort by Gabe Tanton who stole the puck and ripped a shot past Forrester for his first of the season for a short handed goal. After 20 minutes of play the game is tied at 1 and the Miners hold a 14 – 9 edge in shots.

The tie would be broken early in second period courtesy of Jared Burnett who scored his 2nd of the year at 2:34.  That would spark an offensive explosion for the Miners.  Luke DeCorby’s power play tally at 9:14  for his third of the season would  put the Miners up by 2.  That was followed by 2  goals by Skyler Carriere his second and third of the season for a 5-1 lead. That would be the end of the night for Forrester and Rylan Freshwater would come in to finish the game in net for the Lumberjacks.  Marshall Thomas would redirect a point shot over the shoulder of Boryszczuk for his first SIJHL goal  to pull the Lumberjacks within 3 at 18:31. Any hopes of a comeback would be crushed with 2 seconds left on the clock when Carter Deschamps scored his first Junior A goal.  After 40 minutes of play the Miners led 6-2.

The Miners would continue the onslaught in the third period.  Bryson Carlyle scored his first in the SIJHL on the power play at 6:32.  Just 45 seconds later Brody Lindal beat Freshwater for his second to make it 8-2 for the Miners.  The Lumberjacks would get one more from Nolan Fowler at 11:23 but it was too little too late.

Final Score Miners 8 Lumberjacks 3.  Trent Boryszczuk stopped 31 shots to pick up his 3rd win of the season.