Kings beaten by Na­tion­als in OT

Pem­broke’s goals scored by Bren­dan Browne and Casey Rhodes but reg­u­lar sea­sons ends with a loss

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Rid­ing a high af­ter an ex­cit­ing 2-1 over­time win Fri­day night, the Lum­ber Kings had fate turn on them Sun­day night as they were de­feated 3-2 in over­time by the Rock­land Na­tion­als.

Rock­land opened up the scor­ing in the first pe­riod with Wil­liam Collins fir­ing home an unas­sisted goal within the first eight min­utes.

There­after, the penalty box saw more ac­tion than the score­board with the Kings dis­play­ing some frus­tra­tion and ag­gres­sion as they bat­tled for the equal­izer.

Nei­ther team could cap­i­tal­ize on their power plays. The Lum­ber Kings missed out on their one op­por­tu­nity while the Na­tion­als fell short on four chances.

It wasn’t un­til the three-minute mark of the sec­ond pe­riod that the Lum­ber Kings’ Bren­dan Browne tied up the score (as­sisted by Peter Falivena and Matthew Barn­aby).

With the game tied 1-1 head­ing into the third and fi­nal pe­riod it was the Na­tion­als’ Trevor Coyk­endall who broke the tie at the five-minute mark (with as­sists from Con­nor Beatty and Raphael Gos­selin) but two min­utes later the Lum­ber Kings swiftly re­sponded with their own goal from Casey Rhodes (as­sisted by Mal­colm Arse­neau and Con­nor Warn­holtz).

Re­main­ing a 2-2 tie by the end of the third pe­riod, the game headed into over­time dur­ing which both teams fer­vently bat­tled it out on ice in an effort to be crowned the cham­pi­ons.

De­spite the Lum­ber Kings’ best ef­forts, by 2:45 the Na­tion­als’ Raphael Gos­selin gained pos­ses­sion of the puck and made it count, giv­ing his team the 3-2 over­time win.

Three stars: The first star was Na­tion­als’ Raphael Gos­selin, fol­lowed by Lum­ber Kings’ Jake Smith and the third star was Na­tion­als’ Wil­liam Collins.

Out-of-Town Score­board: In other Sun­day night ac­tion, the Corn­wall Colts de­feated the Ne­pean Raiders 5-2. cip@post­


Lum­ber Kings' Matthew Barn­aby crosses sticks with Rock­land Na­tion­als' Jor­dan Power as they bat­tle for the puck dur­ing the March 11 game at the PMC.

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