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Storm surge in third sinks Vikings

Iroquois Falls scores three unanswered while skating to 5-2 win over Elliot Lake
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MASSEY - The Iroquois Falls Storm scored three unanswered goals in the third period as they went on to a 5-2 win over the Elliot Lake Vikings at the Massey and District Arena on Sunday afternoon.

The two teams got the offence going in the final minute of the first when Patrice Lafontaine put home his 10th on a Storm power play.

Lafontaine slid a rebound off a one-time shot by teammate Charlie Crump, who got a nice pass into the slot from Landon Trethewey which beat the Vikings goalie Sam Keene.

The Vikings got it back a few seconds later, as after the Vikings won an offensive zone faceoff, Nate Dugwell walked into the slot and fired a shot by Connor Hatfield to make it 1-1 at 19:48 of the first.

The Storm cashed in on a nice transition play as Isaiah Felix fed Lucas Peever in the slot on a 2 on 1 and beat Keene for the 2-1 Storm lead at 9:22 of the middle frame.

The Vikings evened things when Owen Kahl, the trailer on the play picked up a pass from Nathan Marincola and his shot from the slot evened things at 2-2 at 12:58.

The Storm took advantage of an offensive zone faceoff as Charlie Crump got it to Michael Leech; his quick release fooled Keene to give the visitors a 3-2 lead at 3:02 of the third.

The Storm again took advantage of another offensive zone faceoff win as Krisjanis Fugalis blasted a slap shot by Keene on the power play on a feed from Peever which made it 4-2 at 12:04.

Then it was Tyler Corbett who took a feed from behind the net from Andre Cho which made it 5-2 at 12:35 of the third.

The victory improves the Storm record to 14-32 while the Vikings drop to 5-33-1-4.