SAULT STE. MARIE – Jake Saxton’s goal with 56 seconds remaining in regulation lifted the Soo Eagles to a 4-3 win over the Espanola Express on Wednesday in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League play.
Trailing 2-1 after the second period, the Eagles (16-17-2) took a 3-2 lead midway through the third on goals from Chris Lutz and Nate Harris.
Espanola’s Martin Lavigne would answer the Soo with under three minutes remaining to tie the game at 3-3.
Brendan Schultz assisted on a pair of Soo goals.
Kade Phipps turned away 40 shots to earn the win in net.
The Eagles return to the ice Friday at Espanola.
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