That might be as good of a response as any the North Bay Battalion have had this season. One night after being beat down by the potent offence of the Kitchener Rangers, the Troops kept the Niagara IceDogs in check for the majority of the 60 minutes and left St. Catharines with a 3-1 victory; their third of the season against their Central Division rivals.

The game was scoreless through the first two periods of play before Luke Moncada finally broke the goose egg and floated a puck under the pads of Niagara netminder Andrew MacLean for the games opening marker at 13:40. He would score two empty net goals in the final two minutes of the game to reach his 24th goal of the season.

The win also snaps a six game losing streak as they get set to host their northern geographical rivals this coming weekend. They play a home and home with Sudbury on Thursday and Friday before hosting the Soo Greyhounds on Sunday afternoon.

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