A late goal by Noah Kohan with a little more than 10 minutes to go in the game gave the Greater Sudbury Cubs a 4-3 win over the Powassan Voodoos in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action on Nov. 16.
The Cubs were on home ice at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex for this one.
It was the Voodoos that opened the scoring on Thursday night when at 4:15 of the first Mathieu MacMillan teed up defenceman Carson Ricci at the top of the right circle and he fired the puck past a partially screened Noah Metivier in the Cubs’ net.
Midway through the first, Powassan made it 2-0 after Nick Beatty flipped the puck ahead giving Caden Dubreuil the chance to dash down the left wing and wire one past Metivier.
At this point, the Cubs pulled Metivier and put Noah Beaulne in net.
Greater Sudbury got on the board very late in the first. Hudson Martin took a pass across from fellow blueliner Brock Houser at the point and fired it towards a maze of players in front of the Voodoos’ net, with the puck slipping by Voodoos’ starter Daniel Dirracolo in the confusion.
Powassan made it 3-1 about halfway through the second period after MacMillan scored his second of the game during a two-on-one at 13:54.
Just before the second intermission, the Cubs’ Ryan Rubic snagged a loose puck in the slot and pumped it past Dirracollo to make it 3-2.
Just over a minute into the third, the Cubs would tie it up after Hudson Chitaroni jammed in a cross-crease feed from Oliver Smith.
The goal of the night came from the Cubs’ Noah Kohan. Picking up the puck from Beaulne, Kohan flew down the boards in an end-to-end rush, drove hard to the net and fire one upstairs to give the Cubs the lead, which is how this one would end, 4-3 for Greater Sudbury.
A big point-blank save by Beaulne with two and a half minutes helped secure the victory.
The come from behind win sees Greater Sudbury move to 19-6-0-0 on the season.
In defeat, Powassan falls to 14-8-0-2.