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Raiders fail to exact revenge against Rockland

The Nepean Raiders failed to exact revenge against the Rockland Nationals on Sun. afternoon, losing 6-3.

The defeat marks the third straight loss for Nepean (2-7) and second in a row to the Nationals (6-3-1-1), having lost 3-1 last Wed.

After a close period and a half, the Nationals scored three unanswered to finish the second stanza, jumping out to a lead they’d hold for the rest of the game.

“We have to give a 60 min. effort. I thought we really took it to them in the first and the third but we let up in the second,” said assistant coach Sean Bamford.

“Bad bounces happen but at the same time our guys keep going on every shift and not let up,” said Bamford.

Forwards Liam Stagg, Malcolm Arseneau and defenceman Andrew Froese provided the offence for Nepean. The goal marked Stagg’s first career CCHL tally.

Liam Soulière made 16 saves in his second start of the season for the Raiders. He was replaced by Matthew Chan to start the third.

Zach Roy stopped 36 shots for Rockland.

Rockland forward Cole Lavoie was assessed a game misconduct early in the third for a hit from behind.

The game was held at the Nepean Sportsplex’ Allen J. McDonald Arena rather than the Raiders’ usual Yzerman Arena.

Nepean will be back in action on Thurs. night in Cornwall.

Image courtesy Carlos Verde.