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Benoit Scores First in Loss to Hawks

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by Romano Di Franco

HAWKESBURY, ON – The Nepean Raiders took to the road for their second game in as many nights travelling to the Robert Hartley Sports Complex to take on the Hawkesbury Hawks. It was the first meeting between the two teams this season.

Nepean started Luca Sandu in goal while Dekon Randell-Snow was between the pipes for Hawkesbury.

Jakson Kirk got his second of the season as the Hawks struck first. It was the only goal of the period but the Raiders did have their fair share of chances.

The second period was all Hawkesbury after Jeremey Trembley added a pair of goals with Kirk netting his second as well to put the home team up 4-0.

The third period was a much more balanced period with the two teams alternating goals. Landon Brownlee scored his third of the season, this one on the PowerPlay with Wade Bolton in the box for Roughing, to put Hawkesbury up 5-0.

Jack Matsukubo continues to find success in the CCHL with his second goal of the season. Jacob Dupont and Tyler Melvin had the helpers that made it a 5-1 game.

Brownlee potted his second goal of the third period this one an unassisted marker to put the Hawks ahead 6-1. Luka Benoit responded for Nepean less than a minute later to make it 6-2 but Jakson Kirk shut the door with time winding down with his hat-trick goal making the final 7-2.

The Hawks claimed the top two stars with Jakson Kirk (3G | 3A) named the game’s first star and Jeremy Tremblay (2G | 1A) the second. The lone star for Nepean was Jack Matsukubo (1G) got the nod as the third star.

Luka Benoit was named the Hardest Working Raider.

Nepean is back home to host the Brockville Braves at the Nepean Sportsplex Steve Yzerman Arena for a Sunday matinee game. Puck drop is at 2:30pm.

Special thanks to CKDJ 107.9 FM for providing the audio after technical difficulties at HockeyTV meant this was a radio-0nly broadcast.

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