Twin City Thunder coach Dan Hodge said Friday’s USPHL NCDC game against the Junior Bruins wasn’t perfect, but the Thunder did get the job done.

The Thunder defeated the Junior Bruins 3-1 at Norway Savings Bank Arena in Auburn.

“The last (few games), we haven’t had that execution, but we were able to get it done,” Hodge said. “We kind of reversed the course here (tonight), but we will see tomorrow; it’s all about the next game. We wanted to make sure we got a lot of shots on the net, and we did that.”

Twin City (9-7-1, 19 points) hosts the Junior Bruins (4-12-3, 11 points) again on Saturday at Norway Savings Bank Arena for a 4 p.m. faceoff. It will be the third time the teams face each other this week. The Jr. Bruins secured a 2-1 overtime victory Sunday in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Midway through the first period, Tommy Gannon notched his second goal of the season, giving the Thunder a 1-0 lead. Will Sinclair and Nick Pomerleau provided the assists.

Later in the period, Richard Davis found the back of the net for the eighth time this season for Twin City, extending the lead to 2-0. Trace Norwell and Ben Portner notched assists on the goal.


Aleksis Burkits added to the Thunder’s lead late in the second period. Gavin Simopoulos and Ty Walker set the tally up.

“It’s always good to have multiple lines scoring,” Hodge said. “I think when we went on that (four-game) slide, we were just looking at one line to score for us. …Tonight, we got more scoring depth. We got some shots from the point and rebounds while kind of hanging around the net.”

Thunder goalie Christopher Jackson’s shutout bid ended with under three minutes remaining in the game. Jonathon Surrette found the back of the net for his fourth goal of the season. The Bruins pulled goalie Cameron Carroll for a 6-on-4 advantage on the goal.

Jackson made 43 saves for the shutout, while Carroll stopped 34 shots in the loss.

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