Back-to-back home ice victories have given the no. 2 seed Hearst Lumberjacks a three games to one lead on the no. 1 seed Soo Thunderbirds in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship series.
The Lumberjacks overcame 2-0 and 3-1 deficits to upend the Thunderbirds 5-3 tonight before 972 fans at Claude Larose Arena.
The night before, Hearst had taken Game 3 by a 3-2 score.
The Soo won the opener of the best-of-seven championship set with a 3-2 home-ice victory before Hearst rebounded to tie the series with a 7-3 road triumph.
Game 5 in the series is slated for the Soo on Saturday night.
PHOTO: Hearst forward Dawson Waddell and Soo Thunderbirds defenseman Steven Bellini in NOJHL championship series action.