Kirkland Lake Gold Miners are winless through two games at the Dudley-Hewitt Cup, Central Canada Jr. A hockey playdowns.
But with one game left in the four-team round-robin, the Gold Miners still have a shot at advancing to the semi-final playoffs.
The Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League champions will play next on Thursday afternoon against the champs of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League, the Fort Frances Lakers.
It will be a must-win match for Kirkland Lake if it hopes to advance to a semi-final game on Friday.
After losing its DHC opener 4-1 to the host Wellington Dukes on Tuesday, Kirkland Lake lost again on Wednesday afternoon — a 4-1 setback at the hands of the Ontario Jr. Hockey League champion Toronto Lakeshore Patriots.
Brandon Barrett scored the only goal for Kirkland Lake in the Game 2 loss to Toronto, converting an Ethan Strong shot from the point for the tally.
PHOTO: Kirkland Lake defenceman Ethan Strong in action at the Dudley-Hewitt Cup playdowns in Wellington, Ont. (Photo by Shawn Muir.)