A 3-2 win before 837 fans at Claude Larose Arena has given the Hearst Lumberjacks a two games to one lead on the Soo Thunderbirds in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship series.
Game 4 in the best-of-seven set is slated for tonight at 7:00 in Hearst.
A goal by Hearst forward Christian James-McDonald five-and-a-half minutes into the third period was the winning marker for coach Marc Lafleur’s Lumberjacks in Wednesday’s triumph.
Nick Tallarico continued his splendid season in the Hearst net with a 31-save outing. Tallarico has been between the pipes for all 10 of the Lumberjacks playoff victories to date.