NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
Wildcats double up Crunch 4-2
ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. – The Elliot Lake Wildcats got two points apiece from Chad Lopez, Spencer MacLean and Cole Hepler to help them double up the Cochrane Crunch 4-2 Friday evening in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up at Centennial Arena.
The Elliot Lake trio combined to notch the night’s opening tally as Lopez beat Cochrane starter Allan Menary at 2:50.
The Crunch drew level at 13:24 of the first as Hunter Atchison buried his league-leading 50th goal of the season to knot the affair at 1-1.
Lopez put the Wildcats back in front 11:11 into the second stanza with his second of the evening and 20th overall.
Matthew Colunga picked up the eventual game-winner at 17:05 of the session to put the home side up 3-1.
MacLean added another for Elliot Lake a mere nine seconds later with his 29th marker in 2015-16.
Cochrane got one back with 39 seconds left in the period, but Brenden Van Sweden’s 12th proved to be the final tally of the night.
Al Rogers was called upon to make 37 saves for the Wildcats as he earned the victory.
Menary saw 34 shots fired his way in defeat for the Crunch.