Nats win at home, lose on the road

Par Raymond Berthiaume
Nats win at home, lose on the road
Nats hockey

Facing off against Renfrew with a home crowd of 460 people, the Nationals took the lead late in the first with a 14th-minute goal from Nicholas White. An early goal from the Wolves in the second was quickly nullified by Charles Locas who found the net during a mid-period powerplay. Despite the lead going into the third period, the Nats conceded two points giving the Wolves the lead until Jordan Prepszl equalized the score, sending the game into overtime. Prepszl continued the pressure and gave the Nationals the game winning goal just 1:10 into overtime.

The Nationals’ home advantage was short lived, however, venturing to Carleton Place to face off against the Canadians. The Nats were always trailing, going down 2-0 in the first four minutes of play. Goals from Patrick Lanthier, Adriano Lombardo-Tullo, Nicholas White and new signing Jonathan Swyer, against his former club, kept the Nationals in the game. In the end, a late goal was not enough to give the Nats a second win on the weekend, the final score ending 6-4 for the Canadians.

On Friday, November 4, the Nationals take on the Braves in Brockville, having defeated them 6-5 at the Bell Sensplex in early October. For the second game of the weekend, the Nats are looking to recover three points at home against the Kemptville 73’s, who just last week defeated the Nats 5-2.

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