NIPIGON – Friday night at the Nipigon Community Centre the hometown Elks had to play against the Thunder Bay Junior “B” Stars. Game time was at 7:30pm.
This year’s edition the Stars are coached by Dave and Scott Simpson. Dave and Scott were long time coaches of the Northern Hawks. The games have always been close when these teams play against each other.
The Elks Mitch Kerr started scoring at the 2:51 mark. The Elks didn’t stop there. A minute later team captain Steven St.Jean got his first of two goals to put the hometown Elks up 2-0. Mitch Kerr would strike again to increase their margin to 3-0. Steven St.Jean notched his second to put the Elks up 4-0. With two minutes left in the first period Jordan Miller would score to finally put the Stars on the scoreboard and make the score 4-1. The shots on goal in the first period were 15-7 in favour of the Stars.
The second period was all Elks. They totally out played the visiting Stars. The Elks would three more goals to go up 7-1. Nipigon goals came from Zach Nuttal, George Ossachuk and Brandon Pohill. They also out shot the visitor’s 21-7.
The Star’s Chris Bourdon scored to make the score 7-2, and that would be the final goal the Stars would get. The Elks Cole Saunders and Aric Stein scored to put the Elks up 9-2 and that would be the final score. The final shots on goal total were 62-36 in favour of the Elks.
With the win the Elks would move within four points of first place Northern Hawks.
The Hawks and Elks are playing a home and home series this week. On Tuesday November 23rd the Elks travel to the Tournament Centre to play the Hawks at 8pm. After the game Tuesday night the same two teams will play in Nipigon on Friday November 26th at 7:30pm.