Feb 02, 2018
On Friday night, the Voyageurs continued their push for the post season as they earned a 4-2 victory over their northern rival, Nipissing Lakers.
The Lakers jumped out to an early lead as Dylan Staples scored just 56 seconds in as he was left unguarded on the Voyageurs blue line for an easy breakaway to beat Savard. The Lakers added to their lead as Matt Donnelly scored at 17:31, giving Nipissing a 2-0 lead.
The Vees began the comeback in the second period as Blake Forslund got things going at 6:42 when he found the back of the net. Caleb Apperson picked up the lone assist on the goal. The end of the second resulted in nothing more then a few penalties and Blake Forslunds goal, sending the Vees into the third down by one goal.
The Vees then took over in the third period coming hot out of the blocks as Xavier Couture scored just thirteen seconds into the period, tying the game at 2-2. Brent Pedersen and Nicolas Dionne assisted on the goal.
Then, just 22 seconds later, the same line added one more point to the column as Pedersen scored a goal of his own giving the Vees their first lead of the game. Couture and Dionne picked up the helpers.
Dionne would score at 18:47, with help from Pedersen and Tyler Shaw, capping off a three point night and another victory for the Voyageurs.
The Voyageurs will look to win their second in a row as they play the Lakers again tomorrow night. Another two points will be crucial for the Vees as they currently are tied for the final playoff spot.