ROCK CAMP: Team Black doubles up Team White 6-3

Team White blue-liner Elijah Pool prepares to make a pass while avoiding the forechecking efforts of Team Black forward Kaeden McArthur during the first period of Wednesday’s Timmins Rock intersquad game at the Whitney Arena. McArthur scored a pair of goals to help lead Team Black to a 6-3 win over Team White. The two teams will face off again on Friday, at 6 p.m., to conclude the Whitney Arena portion of the NOJHL team’s main camp. THOMAS PERRY/THE DAILY PRESS

Forward Kaeden McArthur scored a pair of goals — Team Black’s first and last to help the victors secure the outcome

Thomas Perry
The Daily Press/Postmedia Network

Team Black skated to a 6-3 win over Team White in the first of a pair of intersquad games at during the second week of the Timmins Rock’s main camp at the Whitney Arena Wednesday night.

Forward Kaeden McArthur, whose 2022-23 campaign was limited to 35 games due to a series of nagging injuries, scored a pair of goals — Team Black’s first and last to help the victors secure the outcome.

Former Rock captain Derek Seguin (2017-18 to 2020-21), the now 23 year old who played in Germany last season, also had a pair of goals for Team Black.

New Rock forward Henry McLellan and training camp invitee Jakob Drobny, a blue-liner, were the other marksmen for the winners.

Veteran Nolan Ring, who potted 26 goals in 2022-23, netted a pair of markers for Team White.

Assistant coach Erik Robichaud, the now 30 year old who played for the franchise back when it was still known as the Abitibi Eskimos, had the other Team White marker.

Starting goalie Patrick Boivin was in net for Team Black for the first half of the contest, before giving way to younger brother Alex Boivin, of the GNU18L’s Kapuskasing Flyers.

Riley Dryden, who got the start for Team White, was tagged with the loss, before giving way to Samuel Rudner at the midway point in the contest.

Team Black held a 2-0 advantage after the first period of play and they were up 4-2 following the second period.

Team Black will once again take on Team White in the second and final intersquad game, to wrap up the Whitney Arena portion of training camp on Friday, at 6 p.m.

They will then head to Collingwood for the 2023 Cottage Cup exhibition tournament where they will face off against the CCHL’s Carleton Place Canadians on Monday and the OJHL’s Trenton Golden Hawks on Tuesday.

The Rock will open the 2023-24 NOJHL regular season with a pair of road games, taking on the Cubs in Greater Sudbury on Friday, Sept. 8, and the Vikings in Elliot Lake on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Then, on Friday, Sept. 15, they will host the new-look Kirkland Lake Gold Miners in the home opener at the McIntyre Arena, at 7:30 p.m.