Liam Stagg had a big night with 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) as the Nepean Raiders crushed the Pembroke Lumber Kings 8-5 in a home game at Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC) in Nepean. Also, Liam Souliere came up big, stopping 39 of 44 shots throughout the game. The Nepean Raiders took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Noah Rowe.
Noah Rowe had no trouble finding the scoresheet, adding 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Olivier Gauthier delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Peter White chipped in with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Jared Weber contributed with 2 assists.
In the first, Gauthier opened the scoring for Nepean with a goal at 9:19 with a helper from fellow Raiders forward Stagg. Stagg quickly followed with a goal at 10:53 with a helper from his linemate Buckley. Buckley netted a goal at 16:10 with assists from his linemates, Stagg and Horvath. Tam quickly followed with a goal at 16:44 with helpers from teammates Denomme and Seaman. Warnholtz quickly followed with a goal at 18:43 with assists from his linemates, Arseneau and Browne.
During the second period, Rowe answered for Nepean with a goal at 1:35 with helpers from Horvath and Stagg.
In the third, Rowe put in what turned out to be the game winning goal at 6:08 with assists from Bourhas and Horvath. Maika answered for Pembroke with a goal at 8:36 with helpers from Vroman and Weber. Mattawashish quickly followed with a goal at 10:04 with assists from Rowe and Michel. Norlock quickly followed with a goal at 10:54. Michel quickly followed with a goal at 12:53 with helpers from Mattawashish and Gauthier. White quickly followed with a goal at 13:16 with assists from his linemates, Weber and Rhodes. Emoff deposited a goal at 19:15 with helpers from his linemates, White and Rhodes.
The Raiders’ victory was in no doubt helped out by Souliere’s big night as he stopped 39 of the 44 shots he faced. Souliere’s counterpart, Mctavish, also had a big night, managing to stop 13 of 17, but ultimately fell short.
This win brings the Nepean Raiders’ record to (23-30-2-4).
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