Rayside steals road win

Randy Russon
April 5, 2018

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.

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