Nats win one, lose one over the weekend
The Rockland Nationals Junior A team came out with one loss and one victory this past weekend – defeating the Kemptville 73s on Saturday, October 21, and falling to the Brockville Braves the following day, Sunday, October 22.
Although the team lost the game on Sunday, it was still a moral victory – having raised over $500 for the Breast Cancer Society.
The Nats captain, Drew Shields, opened the scoring for the team with his goal in the first period, assisted by Cole Lavoie. Michael Keating put in the second goal for the Nats, while Connor Beatty put away the gamewinning goal in the first few minutes of the third period.
Goalie Sean Storr also had a big night, stopping 31 out of 33 shots that came his way, while the Nats put up 28 shots against Kemptville.
Drew Shields was named the third star of the game, while Cole Lavoie earned the first star for his two assists.
Aaron Brisebois, Drew Shields and Shane Spencer each scored a goal for the Nats during their Sunday, October 22nd game against the Braves.
Although the Nats fell short to the Braves 4-3, they did manage to raise $519 for the Breast Cancer Society.
The team also encouraged their fans at the Rockland CIH Arena to wear pink in honor of devoting the game to the Breast Cancer cause.
Aaron Brisebois was named second star of the game for his goal and one assist, while Andrew Garvis and Jordi Jefferson of the Braves were named the third and first stars of the game, respectively.
This leaves the Nats record at (11-6-1-1). The Rockland Nats will then hit the road to take on the Ottawa Junior Senators next on Wednesday, October 25 at 11:45 a.m., the Hawkesbury Hawks on Saturday, October 28 and the Navan Grads on Sunday, October 29.
Saturday’s game against the Hawks has been moved to the Rockland arena due to the temporary closure of the Bob Hartley Complex in Hawkesbury – the Hawks will still be the host team and the Nats, the visiting team.
L’équipe des Nationals de Rockland Junior A a connu une défaite et une victoire la semaine dernière, battant les 73s de Kemptville le samedi 21 octobre et tombant aux mains des Braves de Brockville, le dimanche 22 octobre. Même si l’équipe a perdu la partie dimanche, c’était toujours une victoire morale - ayant recueilli plus de 500 $ pour la Société du cancer du sein. Cela laisse le record des Nats à (11-6-1-1). Les Nats prendront la route pour affronter les Sénateurs junior d’Ottawa le mercredi 25 octobre, les Hawks de Hawkesbury le samedi 28 octobre et les Grads de Navan le dimanche 29 octobre.