Nationals Drop Game One 8-2

by Nationals Media

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. 

Three Stars

Star #1

Braydon Trenaman

2G, 0A

Star #2

Jan Sefl

2G, 0A

Star #3

Zachary Dillen

1G, 1A

Summary By Period

1st Period

TimeTeamGoal (Assist)
12:11KingsvilleJan Sefl  (Richard Boruta)
14:27KingsvilleZachary Dillen  (Unassisted)
TimeTeamPlayer (Penalty)
05:46Niagara-on-the-LakeBailey Pritchard  (Hooking - 2:00)
14:18Niagara-on-the-LakeDavis Schmidt  (High Sticking - 2:00)
14:18KingsvilleJosh Lemke  (High Sticking - 2:00)
14:27Niagara-on-the-LakeHumberto Sosa  (Slashing - 2:00)
16:18KingsvilleJosh Lemke  (Game Disqualification (DQ) - 5:00)

2nd Period

TimeTeamGoal (Assist)
00:51Niagara-on-the-LakePower Play - Bailey Pritchard  (Etienne Barrette, Antoine Michaud)
02:33KingsvilleJan Sefl  (Pavel Svoboda)
04:02KingsvilleBraydon Trenaman  (Jan Novak, Joonas Siermala)
05:25KingsvilleBraydon Trenaman  (Noah Shultz, Pavel Svoboda)
08:06KingsvilleAleksi Haapakoski  (Bryce Tracey, Zachary Dillen)
TimeTeamPlayer (Penalty)
04:02Niagara-on-the-LakeColt Jaime  (Unsportsmanlike Conduct - 2:00)
07:18Niagara-on-the-LakeJustin Whetham  (Tripping - 2:00)
14:55Niagara-on-the-LakeJake Anderson  (High Sticking - 2:00)
14:55Niagara-on-the-LakeBench Minor
16:45Niagara-on-the-LakeHumberto Sosa  (Cross Checking - 2:00)
16:45KingsvilleBryce Tracey  (Slashing - 2:00)

3rd Period

TimeTeamGoal (Assist)
04:54KingsvilleZan Markic  (Unassisted)
07:53Niagara-on-the-LakePower Play - Bailey Pritchard  (Unassisted)
18:27KingsvilleBret Berry  (Jan Novak, Noah Shultz)
TimeTeamPlayer (Penalty)
07:39Niagara-on-the-LakeColt Jaime  (High Sticking - 2:00)
10:17Niagara-on-the-LakeColt Jaime  (Unsportsmanlike Conduct - 2:00)
10:17KingsvilleBenjamin Cunningham  (Interference - 2:00)
10:17KingsvilleRichard Boruta  (Unsportsmanlike Conduct - 2:00)
13:19Niagara-on-the-LakeJustin Whetham  (Roughing - 2:00)
13:19KingsvilleBraydon Trenaman  (Unsportsmanlike Conduct - 2:00)
15:19Niagara-on-the-LakeJustin Whetham  (Checking from Behind - 2:00)
15:53KingsvilleBraydon Trenaman  (Hooking - 2:00)
18:27Niagara-on-the-LakeNicholas Brake  (Slashing - 2:00)