Soo Thunderbirds have evened their first-round, best-of-seven, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series with Blind River Beavers.
But it wasn’t easy.
The top-seeded Thunderbirds withstood two late third-period goals from the eighth-ranked Beavers for a narrow 3-2 triumph.
The score flattered the home-ice Beavers who were outshot by a 50-19 margin.
The best-of-seven series is now tied at 1-1 heading into Game 3 on Thursday night at the Soo’s Essar Centre.