The Timmins Rock, were off to a flying start as they were hosting the Powassan Voodoos in a game where a crucial two points were up for grabs. Unfortunately the Rock went on to drop that contest 3-2 in regulation.

The Rock, were stuck in their zone for the first three minutes of the game and the Voodoos made it seem like a goal was going to be imminent. The Rock, had other ideas… a few minutes before reaching the half way point of the first period, the Rock go on an odd man rush and the Seguin and Dickson connection did it once again. Josh Dickson opened the scoring by picking up Derek Seguin’s rebound… 1-0 Rock.

Moments later, Gabby Kioki would go on to score his second goal in two games on his former team on the power play. The Rock, had momentum on their side and it seemed like this was going to quickly become a run away game. With about seven minutes left in the first period, the Voodoos finally had an answer and sucked the life right out of the building which is something that is hard to do.

The first period came to an end, and the Rock held on to that one goal lead. The second period wasn’t too eventful there were a few power play opportunities for both teams but no one was able to capitalize. The second period ended the same way the first ended… 2-1 Rock.

The third period was comeback time for the Voodoos. The Rock still managed to out shoot the Voodoos 35-26, but puck possession in the third period was a struggle. The Puck was not bouncing in the Rock’s favor, and the Voodoos would find the back of the net twice to take a 3-2 lead with just under 10 minutes to go in the period.

The Rock, had their fair share of chances and came really close to tying it up with the goalie pulled in the final three minutes of the period but the puck stayed out of the Voodoos net.

The 982 fans in attendance, still enjoyed watching this one even though the Rock took a 3-2 loss. Timmins Rock Head Coach Corey Beer, didn’t enjoy it as much.

“Shift management wasn’t good, the attention to detail wasn’t good, there was no fight back and it’s a pretty frustrating loss to be quite honest. I thought we had a stubborn hockey team tonight. ” -Said Head Coach Corey Beer.

The Rock were happy with the fact that they faced a little bit of adversity last week in a 4-2 win over the Cochrane Crunch. Now they’re facing adversity once again, as they dropped a big two points with now only nine regular season games remaining and two of those will be against the Voodoos.

“If you asked me a week ago, I would say I’m happy that we are facing adversity… Now I’m not so sure. I feel like coming off that Cochrane game, that was our most complete win.. the battling back from the night before, now we are back to square one. Unfortunately, there’s not much time to straighten this thing out… we’re putting the work in, and whether these guys think they can play this way and win a championship it remains to be seen I guess.” -Said Beer.

The Rock may have been missing something in that loss and that is the speedy 16 year-old Cameron Kosurko.

“He suffered an upper body injury… took a nasty hit and kind of rolled his arm/wrist area there. It’s too bad because he should probably be added to the players that were going tonight. He was great, that line was outstanding and we lost him… Imagine that you lose a 16 year-old and you lose half your heartbeat out there… So, we’ll have to see how he is but that was a big loss tonight.” Said the Head Coach.

Even though he was hurt, it was his card night and was still signing autographs, putting smiles on kids faces and didn’t look to concerned about his injury.

Photo taken by: Alain Quevillon (ROGERS MEDIA)

The Rock, are now taking on the Cochrane Crunch tonight on the road and will look for a bounce back win, so that they can keep up with the Voodoos in the standings. Their next home game will be next Tuesday February 11 against the Cochrane Crunch and tickets are available online at TimminsRock.Com.


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