It’s not exactly how the Timmins Rock (13-21-1-2) drew it up.

The Soo Thunderbirds (26-8-2-1) scored first, and never looked back in a 5-0 blanking of the Rock Thursday night, a game that was re-scheduled from late-October 2017.

Brandon Gordon and Eric Schuch shared in the shutout for the Soo. Schuch made 14 saves in 36 minutes of action before Gordon handled nine attempts in relief.

Eric Jackson allowed four goals against on 18 shots through two periods. Tyler Masternak stopped 10 of 11 shots in the third period in a losing cause.

The Rock–who remain a point behind the fourth place Hearst Lumberjacks (14-17-2-0)—are in Espanola (1-33-1-1) Friday night to face the last-place Express.

The Rock will also play in Elliot Lake (17-22-1-0) Saturday and Rayside-Balfour (22-11-2-1) Sunday.

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