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Rockland Nats leading CCHL Yzerman division

Rockland has a strong grip on the lead in the Yzerman division of the Central Canada Hockey League, as the March playoffs draw nearer.

After 48 games played so far this season, the Nats have 66 points total in their division, with a win-loss record of 32-14-0-2, including two shoot-out wins against their competitors. The closest rival to the Nats in the division are the Hawkesbury Hawks with 56 points after 46 games.

In the overall standings for the league, Rockland sits in the number three position, behind the leaders, the Carleton Place Canadians, in the Robinson division, who have 83 points so far this season. Just ahead of Rockland are the Brockville Braves with 67 points for their efforts.

Rockland vs Navan

The Nats butted heads twice in the past week with the Navan Grads, with each team taking a win.

Rockland hosted Navan, January 22, with the visiting team taking the game 4-3, even though the Nats outshot the Grads with 33 goal attempts to 20. Scoring for Rockland were Jack Sullivan, Jack Miles, and Cameron Last, with Last making the three-star selection nomination list.

The Nats and the Grads had a rematch Sunday with Rockland, taking the win 3-2 in overtime play. Sullivan was the hero for the day with the game-winning goal, 30 seconds into the overtime period, off a combined pass from Matthew Vermaeten and Cameron Scrivens. Joe Jordan and Jack Miles put Rockland into the tie position with Navan, forcing the overtime action.

Nats vs Sens

A 4-2 home ice win, last Friday, over the Ottawa Junior Senators helped keep Rockland in the lead position in the Yzerman division. The Nats outshot the Sens, with goals scored by Scrivens, Sullivans and two from Cole Craft. Scrivens’ and Crafts’ performance last Friday night earned them three-star player nominations.

Last game on the schedule for January for the Nats has them in Hawkesbury, January 31, to face the Hawks. Rockland’s February schedule begins with a road game against the Kanata Lasers on February 6.