GRADS SNAP LUMBER KINGS 5 GAME WIN STREAK
KANATA, ON - The Navan Grads saved their best performance of the 2021 CCHL Fall Showcase for Monday afternoon versus the Pembroke Lumber Kings. The Grads earned a hard fought 4-3 win and snapped the Lumber Kings 5 game win streak at the same time.
Special teams played a big role in the win this afternoon; the Grads went 3/6 on the power-play while Pembroke went 1/6 on the man advantage.
In the first period, it was Owen Parsons opening the scoring for the Grads. Danyk Drouin and Alexandre Hogue picked up the assists. Pembroke tied the game at 1 on a PP goal by Riley Thompson. The Grads regained the lead at 15:54 when Danyk Drouin redirected an Hogue shot from the blue line; Nolan Forster had the other helper.
In the second period, it was Hogue's turn to find the back of the net on the power-play for the Grads. Assists went to Devyn Orpana and Alec Lovisek. At 13:22, Pembroke's Brady Egan cut the Grads lead to 3-2 but Drouin added his second of the game and fourth of the weekend to extend the Grads lead to 4-2 after forty minutes of play.
Egan added one in the third period for the Lumber Kings but Grads goaltender Ben West shut the door the rest of the way. West made 28 saves to pick up his 4th win of the 2021-2022 season.
TRANSACTIONS: The Grads made two trades this weekend. Colton Chipman was sent to the Smiths Falls Bears for Future Considerations. Owen Hollingsworth was traded to the Nepean Raiders for 2005 prospect Lucas Veilleux and future considerations.
The Grads are excited to welcome Lucas and his family to Navan. Lucas was a first round protect of the Nepean Raiders in 2020 and selected by the Hamilton Bulldogs in the 6th Round, 106th Overall in the 2021 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection Draft. This season, Lucas is suiting up for the prestigious St. Andrews College in Aurora, Ontario.