POWASSAN – Michael Silveri scored two goals, including the game-winner, to help lead the Powassan Voodoos to a 7-1 triumph over the Blind River Beavers Sunday in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League preseason action at the Powassan Sportsplex.
The home side jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one period getting power play markers from Nathanial McLeod and Silveri along with an even strength effort courtesy of Brett Lepisto.
Powassan extended their cushion with the lone tally of the middle session as Andrew Demarco made it 4-0 at 16:04.
After Jeremy St. Pierre and Hunter May put the Voodoos up six in the final period, Blind River put an end to Ben Auger’s shutout bid thanks to Chris Corgan at 5:08 who supplied the Beavers’ lone goal of the evening.
Silveri then wrapped up the scoring with a shorthanded effort at 11:16.
Auger finished with 19 saves to pick up the win in net for Powassan.
Nick Kazmierczak made 24 stops in a losing cause for Blind River with Zach Mills making 14 in relief.
Next up on the NOJHL schedule is the league’s season opener Wednesday in Copper Cliff as the Sudbury Nickel Barons host the Mattawa Blackhawks in a 7:30 p.m. start at McClelland Arena.