Thursday, October 12, 2006

Indians end losing streak Wednesday

The Soo Indians ended a two-game losing streak in tidy fashion on the road Wednesday night.

The Indians trimmed the defending Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League champion Sudbury Kal Tire Junior Wolves 5-2 to improve their record to 6-3-0 on the season.

It was the first road win of the season for the Indians after previous losses at Manitoulin and Blind River.

Sean Farley, Nick Zilka, Paul Isleib, Sean Reid and Daren Mansfield scored for the Indians, who got a 43-save performance from goalie Elliot Hogue.

"Elliot was outstanding...he was named player of the game and deservedly so," noted Indians' head coach Jim Capy.

Sudbury outshot the Indians 45-28, who played much of the game shorthanded and benefitted from Hogue's clutch goaltending.

The Indians are now home for two games this weekend. On Friday, the Abitibi Eskimos are at Big Bear Arena and on Saturday, the Manitoulin Islanders pay their first visit of the season to the Michigan Soo.

Start time both nights is 7 p.m. Admission for all Soo Indians games is $5, the lowest price in the NOJHL.

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