Wildcats Blank Eagles

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Coming off a 2 to 1 loss to the Elliot Lake Wildcats in Elliot Lake on Friday, the Eagles looked to even the score between the two clubs when the Wildcats paid a visit to the Pullar Stadium.

With Artur Terchiyev just getting out of the penalty box after serving a two minute minor for Tripping, Techiyev would feed Drew Stirling to put the Wildcats into the lead at the 4:36 mark of the first period. Jack Deines would stop the other 16 shots on net in the period while Aaron Mackay had to face 7 shots.

Down by one goal the Eagles put the pressure on the Wildcats in the second period but couldn’t get it past Mackay despite having 17 shots on goal. With a little over two minutes into the period Alec MacKenzie would add one more for Elliot Lake to increase the Wildcat’s lead to 2.

With a lot of pressure from Elliot Lake, MacKenzie would get his second goal of the night to increase the Wildcat’s lead to 3. Patrick Smith would add one more goal in the third period as Smith was left all alone and had a clear shot to put it past Deines to give the win to Elliot Lake by a score of 4 to 0. Wildcats net minder Mackay would be credited with the shut out.

The next game for the Eagles is Friday, 2 Oct at 7:30 pm when the Soo Thunderbirds cross the river for another border battle and then the Eagles pay a visit to the Essar Centre on 3 Oct at 7:30 pm against the Thunderbirds.