Advantage to the visitors. Rayside Balfour Canadians have taken the edge in their Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series with the Soo Thunderbirds.
A clutch 4-3 road decision on Wednesday has given Rayside a two games to one lead over the Soo in the best-of-seven West Division final.
Gabriel Rheault had the game-winning goal just past the six minute mark of the third period. The Thunderbirds had rallied to tie the game 3-3 with a pair of early power play markers in the final frame.
The win for Rayside offset a spectacular offensive performance by rookie defenseman Tristan Cicchello, who scored all three Soo goals.
Game 4 in the series is slated for tonight at 7:30 at John Rhodes Community Centre in the Soo.