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Beavers end Canadians win streak at 6

BLIND RIVER, Ont. – The Blind River Beavers rallied from an early two-goal deficit to defeat the Rayside-Balfour Canadians 4-2 Monday evening in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League action at the Blind River Community Centre.

Rayside-Balfour started strong in the contest going up 1-0 five minutes in on Evan Krassey’s seventh of the season.

The Canadians’ Ethan Lavalee then beat Blind River starter Garret Boyonoski at 6:45 to put the visitors up by two with the Beavers opting to make a goaltending change as Michael Corson came in to tend goal after that marker.

Later in the frame, Blind River got themselves on the board as Caleb Serre notched his 12 of the season at 15:40.

Heading into the middle stanza, Max Khull levelled the proceedings at 1:45 to knot the affair at 2-2 after 40 minutes.

The Beavers kept coming in the third and got the eventual game-winner as Khull connected again as he supplied his 10th overall, with 12:28 to go.

Owen Robinson added some insurance at 14:22 to complete the Blind River comeback.

Steven Khull added two assists to aid the offensive cause for the Beavers.

Corson stopped all 29 attempts he faced in relief to record the win with Boyonoski handling two of four in a seven-minute stint in net for Blind River.

MacKenzie Savard meanwhile saw 42 shots fired his way in defeat for the Canadians.

With the result Rayside-Balfour’s six-game winning streak comes to an end as did the 10-game victory run for Savard.

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