Ro­ck­land Nats win big in sea­son home ope­ner!

Ro­ck­land coun­cil­lor Jean-Marc La­londe and the CCHL Com­mis­sio­ner, Ke­vin Abrams, led the of­fi­cial puck drop of the sea­son home ope­ner on Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 8, bet­ween Nats cap­tain Drew Shields and Na­van Grads Cap­tain Za­cha­ry Sal­loum , sur­roun­ded by players f

Vision (Canada) - - La Une - ALEXIA MAR­SILLO alexia.mar­sillo@eap.on.ca

The Ro­ck­land Na­tio­nals Ju­nior A team brought down the house with a 3-1 vic­to­ry over the Na­van Grads du­ring their home ope­ner on Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 8 at the CIH Are­na. Some 1200 fans came out to sup­port the Nats in what was their first home ope­ner in 41 years.

To ce­le­brate the oc­ca­sion, players from the 1967 na­tio­nal-cham­pion team, coa­ched by for­mer head coach Bryan Mur­ray, were present for a pre-game ce­re­mo­ny and puck drop.

Con­nor Beat­ty sco­red two goals for the Nats, while Jean-Sé­bas­tien Boyer se­cu­red the win with a third-per­iod goal. Nats goal­ten­der Sean Storr stop­ped 20 out of 21 shots of the game. The win places the Ro­ck­land Na­tio­nals in sole pos­ses­sion of se­cond place in the CCHL.

Se­ve­ral players from the na­tio­nal-cham­pion team of 1967 were present for a pre­game ce­re­mo­ny and puck drop. A mo­ment of si­lence was ta­ken to ho­nor for­mer head coach Bryan Mur­ray who pas­sed away in Au­gust. Ro­ck­land Coun­cil­lor Jean-Marc La­londe and CCHL Com­mis­sio­ner Ke­vin Abrams were among­st the people present du­ring the ce­re­mo­ny to in­tro­duce these players.

The Nats then had a chance at a re­match against the Na­van Grads on Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 10 for the Grads home ope­ner, in which the Na­tio­nals fell 6-5 to the Grads. The Nats will take on the Ka­na­ta La­sers in an away game on Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 17 at 2:30 p.m.

—photo Bar­nyard Stu­dio du coin

L’équipe de Na­tio­naux de Ro­ck­land Ju­nior A a rem­por­té une vic­toire de 3-1 contre les Grads de Na­van lors de leur match à do­mi­cile le ven­dre­di 8 sep­tembre à l’Aré­na CIH. 1200 fans sont ve­nus sou­te­nir les Na­tio­naux dans leur pre­mier ou­vreur à do­mi­cile en 41 ans.

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