ROCKLAND NATS TIE UP PLAYOFF SE­RIES, CLARENCE CAS­TORS GET ELIMINATED

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

The Rockland Nats tied the se­ries against the Carleton Place Ca­na­dians with a win on Sun­day.

CCHL playoffs are un­der­way and the Rockland Nats are up against first-place Carleton Place for the first se­ries. Af­ter two games, the se­ries is tied 1-1.

Game 1

The first game of the se­ries, on Fri­day, March 16, in Carleton Place, was a tough one for the Nats. The Ca­na­dians took home a vic­to­ry of 6-2. Tim Theo­cha­ri­dis ope­ned up the sco­ring for the Ca­na­dians late in­to the first per­iod. His team then came out strong in the se­cond per­iod, sco­ring th­ree more – Sa­muel Kno­blauch, Ai­dan Gir­du­ckis and Nick Pryce were the sco­rers.

An­toine Leb­lanc sco­red the first Nats’ goal se­ven mi­nutes in­to the se­cond. Tre­vor Coy­ken­dall gave the Nats hope with his po­wer­play goal at the end of the per­iod, brin­ging the score to 4-2.

The Ca­na­dians were not fi­ni­shed, ho­we­ver. Jo­shua Gagne sco­red an ear­ly third per­iod goal and Gir­du­ckis clo­cked his se­cond goal of the game to bring the fi­nal score 6-2.

Game 2

The Nats came out mo­ti­va­ted for their home fans in the se­cond game of the se­ries, on Sun­day, March 18. The Nats took home a de­ci­sive 3-2 over­time vic­to­ry to tie the se­ries against Carleton Place. Cole La­voie sco­red the first goal of the game for the Nats, a few mi­nutes in­to the first per­iod.

The Ca­na­dians tied that up half­way through the se­cond per­iod, but the Nats didn’t waste time re­ta­king the lead. Ben­ja­min Pru­neau sco­red for his team a few mi­nutes la­ter. The se­cond per­iod en­ded 2-1 for Rockland.

Za­cha­ry Tup­cker tied the game for the Ca­na­dians, 21 se­conds in­to the third per­iod. Nei­ther team was able to find the back of the net for the rest of the game. Re­gu­lar time en­ded 2-2. Con­nor Beat­ty sco­red a beau­ty of a win­ning goal six mi­nutes in­to over­time, ear­ning him­self the first star of the game.

Nats’ goal­ten­der Sean Storr was na­med se­cond star, sa­ving 39 of the 41 shots Carleton brought his way. Ca­na­dians’ Tup­cker ear­ned the third star for the goal that led his team to over­time.

The se­ries conti­nues in Carleton on Wed­nes­day, March 21, and then back in Rockland for the fourth game on Thurs­day, March 22.

Les Nats de Rockland ont éga­lé la sé­rie contre les Ca­na­dians de Carleton Place avec une vic­toire di­manche. Après deux matchs, la sé­rie est à éga­li­té 1-1. La sé­rie se pour­suit à Carleton, le mer­cre­di 21 mars et à Rockland, le jeu­di 22 mars.— ar­chives

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