Rayside rocks Timmins

August 29, 2015

It was only a Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League exhibition game but first impressions of the Rayside-Balfour Canadians were good impressions.

Playing its first-ever pre-season tilt as the relocated, re-named, erstwhile Sudbury Nickel Barons, Rayside-Balfour skated into Timmins on Friday night and rattled the Rock by a resounding 7-1 margin.

Speedy centre Cayse Ton, a 1999 birth-year rookie and 2015 Ontario Hockey League draft pick of the Owen Sound Attack, led Rayside with a pair of goals.

While it was Rayside’s first game of the NOJHL pre-season, it was the third match of the exhibition slate for Timmins.

Despite the one-sided score, Rayside coach Jason Young put the game into proper perspective.

“It was a 7-1 hockey game, but it was just exhibition,” he said.

PHOTO: Rayside-Balfour Canadians forward Jackson Gunner celebrates a goal in Friday’s exhibition win over the Timmins Rock. (Photo by Timmins Daily Press.)

What you think about “Rayside rocks Timmins”

  1. This new nojhl season is looking great as a long time resident of sturgeon falls I am glad to have the hockey back in the area. We can’t wait to make the short trip to Noelville to support our closest Junior A team, maybe one day sturgeon can get a team, the hockey in the other league is not good.

  2. looking forwerd to watch the boys tonight at Countryside. Ton it sounds as tho he is the “real deal”.

  3. Carm,

    According to nojhl.com, Rayside is home to Timmins tonight at 7:15 at Sudbury Countryside Arena.

  4. Looking forward to the new RBC season. Great pic of Gunner is pretty unreal and will no doubt be a leader on the team. Go RAYSIDE!

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