Nats drop three points, slip to second-last

Par Raymond Berthiaume
Nats drop three points, slip to second-last
Nats hockey

Nepean visited the Rockland Arena on Friday, January 27, to start off the weekend and took the game into their hands off the drop, scoring just 1:07 into the first period. Nats captain Yanic Crête brought the score level early in the second, only to have Nepean pull ahead again after three minutes.

The third period saw the Raiders extend their lead with another two goals, one on a powerplay. Bradley Leblanc knocked one in for the Nats around the midway point of the period, but it wasn’t enough to keep Rockland from dropping points and the final score stood at 4-2 for the Raiders.

Returning to the Rockland Arena on Sunday, the Nats faced off against the Cornwall Colts, a team they defeated two of their three past games this season.

A scoreless first period led to two goals in the second, one for Cornwall followed by one from Crête, making for a 1-1 scoreline that would hold through regular time.

Cornwall, however, would take the game with an early first overtime goal, pushing the Colts ahead of the Nats in the Yzerman division.

The Nats will get a chance at redemption with the Colts returning to Rockland at the end of the week, Friday, February 3.

The following Sunday they will head out of town to take on a strong Carleton Place Canadians side.

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