Fête du drapeau
by Brad Aubin
On Friday, Sept. 22, the West Nipissing Lynx were on the road to Temiscaming to face their rivals, the Titans. The Lynx fell in a 9-3 blowout, and Assistant Coach Mathieu Gaudette acknowledged that his club had a weak game. “Not only did we face the offensive powerhouse in the Titans, but it seemed we played against the refs too, being down two guys within the first two minutes of game play. We had a hard time getting going... It was our goaltender Alec St. Georges’ first game and he played very well, but unfortunately our defense wasn’t there to help him out from puck drop to the end game buzzer.”
Coach Dan Tremblay didn’t make excuses for his crew, either. “The boys didn’t follow or stick to the game plan and it showed with the outcome of this high-scoring affair.”
On Saturday, the team was eager for redemption and they got it. The Lynx were back home and played host to the Wiarton Schooners, a new expansion team in the GMHL that has been struggling out of the gate.
The Lynx won by a whopping 14-2, with over 120 shots on net while only allowing only 12. It was a solid performance in front of a good hometown crowd.
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The Lynx outclassed the Warton Schooners last Saturday, putting over 120 shots on net. The Lynx swarming the goaltender was a repeated scene, as he stopped 108 shots on the night.
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