A game for Noah, Titans come away with narrow victory

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Sturgeon Falls Ontario- Noah Scott has never been to a hockey game in his entire 9 years of life. Noah has epilepsy a disorder that can cause frequent seizers, illness, and even heart attack in youth under 14. Noah was not well at the beginning of the year being air lifted to sick kids in Toronto twice, however with good care and love Noah is doing better these days and was well enough to take in a Lumberjacks game, in which the night was dedicated to him. The largest crowd of the season greeted Noah with loads cheers as his walked out on to the ice and dropped the puck to opponents Aaron Sullivan and Ryder Murray from the Temiscaming Titans. It was Noahs first hockey game, and a memorable one at that. The Lumberjacks wore special jerseys for Noah and had them auctioned off at the end of the game with all proceeds going to the Scott Family. It will help the family purchase anything to assist Noah in his daily life.

All Team jerseys went, and the funds raised were donated to Noahs family.

On the Ice the game carried a playoff like atmosphere with the play going back and forth, Temiscaming Titans goalie Patrick Kunsarik made some spectacular saves to keep his team in it, Scott Marshall was a one man wrecking crew for the Titians as he registered 4 goals and 1 assist. The Jacks Brady Cloutier found the net twice while Roman Murotov who leads all Jacks Defenseman in points fired home a rocket late in the game to make it 4-3, with the dyeing minutes on the clock the Jacks pulled there goalie but after some big saves from the Titans goalie, they sealed there victory to make it a 6-3 final with two empty net goals.  After the game the team was not happy with the result on the ice but were very happy with the results for Noah off it. All players joined fans in the lobby and signed autographs and handed over their jerseys, Lumberjacks player Matthew Verreault had this to say after the game.

“ We would have liked the win against a team like that, I don’t think the score is a fair example of how close the game was, but after being disappointed the fans were great to us and I am glad we could help this little boy Noah, my father suffered from epilepsy when he was younger and he was here tonight to show his support along with my family, it’s nice that we could do something special for this kid, I will remember this night for a long time.”

Matthew and his family donated two game worn jerseys with all players’ autographs on it to the Scott family, Next up for the Lumberjacks is a game Friday December 18th on the road against the South Muskoka Shield, with a return home game Saturday December 19th against the Almaguin Spartans.

ICE CHIPS: Tyler Freed was at the game but could not play due to a concussion, Shots on goal finished 47-38 for the Titans.