Rockland Nats have a winning week
The Rockland Nationals Junior A had a perfect week last week, winning both their September 27 and September 29 games, as well as their first game of the month on Sunday, October 1. The Nats defeated the Nepean Raiders 3-1 during a home game at the CIH Arena on Wednesday, September 27 and beat the Kemptville 73’s 5-4 in shootouts on Friday, September 29. The Nats took home a second victory against the Raiders on Sunday, October 1, dominating them 6-3.
Nats goaltender Sean Storr had a big night for the team against the Raiders last Wednesday, stopping 31 of 32 shots that came his way. Simon Houle, Dana Engram and Antoine Leblanc each picked up a goal for the Nats, while defenseman Jordan Power helped with two assists. Jean-Sylvain-Boyer and Michael Keating also picked up an assist each.
Jordan Power and Aaron Brisebois scored the two shootout goals against the 73s last Friday, while goaltender Sean Storr denied Kemptville of any shootout goals. Jordan Power, Drew Shields, Mathieu Blanchette and Simon Houle each picked up a regulation goal. Consequently, Blanchette was named the third star of the game, for his one goal and one assist, while Aaron Brisebois picked up the first star for his two assists and game-winning shootout goal.
This past Sunday, October 1, the Nats took on the Raiders for the second time of the week, also defeating them for the second time. Plenty of Nats players took home a goal after this 6-3 victory – Antoine Leblanc scored a pair of goals, while Dana Engram, Cole Lavoie, Mathieu Blanchette and Drew Shields each walked away with one. Leblanc and Engram were named the first and second stars of the game, respectively, while the third star was given to Raiders player Malcolm Arsenau.
These three latest victories leave the Rockland Nats record at (7-3-1-1) for the season. The Nats will play two back-to-back away games this week, taking on the Kanata Lasers on Thursday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. and the Brockville Braves on Friday, October 6 at the same time. The Nats are home October 9 for the CCHL Thanksgiving Showcase, in which all 12 CCHL teams will play throughout the day. The Nats will take on Kemptville at 6:30 p.m.
Les Nats de Rockland ont eu une semaine parfaite la semaine dernière, remportant leurs matchs du 27 septembre et du 29 septembre, ainsi que leur premier match du mois, le dimanche 1er octobre. Les Nats ont défait les Raiders de Nepean 3-1 lors d’un match à domicile le mercredi 27 septembre et ont battu les 73s de Kemptville 5-4 lors des tirs en fusillade, le vendredi 29 septembre. Les Nats ont remporté une deuxième victoire contre les Raiders le dimanche 1er octobre, les dominant 6-3. Les Nats joueront contre les Lasers de Kanata le jeudi 5 octobre et les Braves de Brockville le vendredi 6 octobre. Les Nats retourneront ensuite à l’Arena CIH le lundi 9 octobre lors d’une journée spéciale du CCHL, au cours de laquelle les 12 équipes de la ligue joueront tout au long de la journée. Les Nats affronteront Kemptville à 18h30.—