The Rockland Nationals struggled against the Ottawa Junior Senators allowing Nick Lalonde to score a hat trick as Rockland crushed Ottawa 8-4 in a home game at Jim Durrell Sports Complex – Arena 1 in Rockland. The Ottawa Junior Senators took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Darcy Walsh.
Jordan Power contributed with 2 assists and Connor Beatty chipped in with 2 assists. Conor Smart delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Elie Boulerice had a productive game with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
In the first, Kennedy opened the scoring for Rockland with a goal at 9:16 with helpers from Beatty and Power. Lalonde answered for Ottawa with a goal at 13:43 with helpers from teammates Thomas and Blacksmith. Evans netted a goal at 16:25 with assists from his linemates, Walsh and Veillette.
During the second, Kennedy answered for the Nationals with a goal at 1:05 with helpers from his linemates, Gosselin and Beatty. Shields ‘c’deposited a goal at 6:45 with an assist from defenseman Power. Boulerice answered for the Junior Senators with a goal at 11:54 with helpers from Salloum and Evans.
During the third, Lalonde scored a goal at 4:58 with assists from his linemates, Boulerice and Veillette. Walsh put in what turned out to be the game winning goal at 9:52 with a helper from Smart. Lalonde netted a goal at 15:04 with an assist from Blacksmith. Kennedy answered for Rockland with a goal at 17:42 with a helper from Pruneau. Mcgregor quickly followed with a goal at 18:32 with an assist from defenseman Bisson. Smart quickly followed with a goal at 19:38 with helpers from Salloum and Mcgregor.
This loss brings the Rockland Nationals’ record to (25-26-2-2).