A Lucas Adams goal 70 seconds into overtime was the difference as the Blind River Beavers defeated the Elliot Lake Wildcats 4-3 Thursday in Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League preseason play at the Blind River Community Centre.

And, a three-goal first period helped send the French River Rapids on their way to an eventual 6-4 road triumph over the Espanola Express Thursday night in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League exhibition game at the Regional Recreation Complex.