Espanola Rivermen take to the road tonight trying to take a further hold on their opening-round, best-of-seven, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League playoff series with Sudbury Nickel Barons.
The third-seeded Rivermen have a 2-0 lead in games on the sixth-seeded Nickel Barons by virtue of 6-3 and 5-2 triumphs — both in Espanola.
Offensively, forwards Corbin Bean, Brad Edwards and Blake Peavey have been leading the way for Espanola through the first two games of the series.
Bean has 3 goals, 2 assists, 5 points, Edwards has 2 goals, 3 assists, 5 points and Peavey has 5 assists, 5 points.
Between the pipes, Marc Terriault has started, finished and won both games for Espanola, stopping 63 of 68 shots for a .926 save percentage and 2.50 goals against average.
PHOTO: Espanola’s Corbin Bean tees up the puck before scoring one of his three goals to date in the playoff series with Sudbury.