Nationals Drop Game One 8-2
The Nationals went into Kingsville hoping to take game one of the best of three series in the first round of the GMHL playoffs on Friday night.
The first period saw a good first ten minutes from Nationals. However, after a few penalties by the Nationals allowed two goals in a two-minute span to place the score at 2-0 after the first period of play.
Bailey Pritchard (Etienne Barrette, Antoine Michaud) scored a slap-shot from the blue line score his first playoff goal with the Nationals to make the score 2-1 just minutes into the second.
However, Kingsville pocketed four goals to make the score 5-1 just ten minutes into the second period. The Kings cycled the puck well leaving the Nationals with limited scoring chances. A late goal by Kingsville closed out the period at 6-1.
Bailey Pritchard (Unassisted)scored a breakaway goal to bring the score closer at 7-2 in the third but the Kings would hold on to win 8-2.
When asked about the loss the Nationals Head Coach Spencer DeWolfe stated: “We need to be better”.
The Nationals are back in action at home against the Kings on Monday for Game Two. The boys will look to bounce back at a 12:30 afternoon game at the Meridian Credit Union Arena.
Summary By Period
|12:11||Kingsville||Jan Sefl (Richard Boruta)|
|14:27||Kingsville||Zachary Dillen (Unassisted)|
|05:46||Niagara-on-the-Lake||Bailey Pritchard (Hooking - 2:00)|
|14:18||Niagara-on-the-Lake||Davis Schmidt (High Sticking - 2:00)|
|14:18||Kingsville||Josh Lemke (High Sticking - 2:00)|
|14:27||Niagara-on-the-Lake||Humberto Sosa (Slashing - 2:00)|
|16:18||Kingsville||Josh Lemke (Game Disqualification (DQ) - 5:00)|
|00:51||Niagara-on-the-Lake||Power Play - Bailey Pritchard (Etienne Barrette, Antoine Michaud)|
|02:33||Kingsville||Jan Sefl (Pavel Svoboda)|
|04:02||Kingsville||Braydon Trenaman (Jan Novak, Joonas Siermala)|
|05:25||Kingsville||Braydon Trenaman (Noah Shultz, Pavel Svoboda)|
|08:06||Kingsville||Aleksi Haapakoski (Bryce Tracey, Zachary Dillen)|
|04:02||Niagara-on-the-Lake||Colt Jaime (Unsportsmanlike Conduct - 2:00)|
|07:18||Niagara-on-the-Lake||Justin Whetham (Tripping - 2:00)|
|14:55||Niagara-on-the-Lake||Jake Anderson (High Sticking - 2:00)|
|16:45||Niagara-on-the-Lake||Humberto Sosa (Cross Checking - 2:00)|
|16:45||Kingsville||Bryce Tracey (Slashing - 2:00)|
|04:54||Kingsville||Zan Markic (Unassisted)|
|07:53||Niagara-on-the-Lake||Power Play - Bailey Pritchard (Unassisted)|
|18:27||Kingsville||Bret Berry (Jan Novak, Noah Shultz)|
|07:39||Niagara-on-the-Lake||Colt Jaime (High Sticking - 2:00)|
|10:17||Niagara-on-the-Lake||Colt Jaime (Unsportsmanlike Conduct - 2:00)|
|10:17||Kingsville||Benjamin Cunningham (Interference - 2:00)|
|10:17||Kingsville||Richard Boruta (Unsportsmanlike Conduct - 2:00)|
|13:19||Niagara-on-the-Lake||Justin Whetham (Roughing - 2:00)|
|13:19||Kingsville||Braydon Trenaman (Unsportsmanlike Conduct - 2:00)|
|15:19||Niagara-on-the-Lake||Justin Whetham (Checking from Behind - 2:00)|
|15:53||Kingsville||Braydon Trenaman (Hooking - 2:00)|
|18:27||Niagara-on-the-Lake||Nicholas Brake (Slashing - 2:00)|