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West Nipissing Remembers
Shop local 2017
by Brad Aubin
After a long Holiday break, from Dec. 16 to Jan. 5, the WN Lynx were back in action last weekend, with three back-to-back games on the road. Sadly, it was a tough start to the year as they didn’t net a single win. The team had a stop in Temiscaming, QC, losing 3-6 against the Titans on Friday; another in Ville-Marie, QC, falling 1-12 against the Pirates on Saturday; and their last stop in Seguin, ON, suffering a 4-9 loss against the Huskies on Sunday.
According to assistant coach Mathieu Gaudette, Friday was the team’s best game despite playing against the league’s top team.
“The Temiscaming Titans were the first place team when we played them on Friday... and the score is a lot closer than the stats sheet shows. We were down one goal in the third and got a power play, so decided to pull our goalie to try and tie a 4-4 game. They got two empty net goals however, and we weren’t able to clinch it.”
Gaudette adds that the team went on the road without a full lineup, as a few players were not able to make it back to town in time after the Holidays.
“The Titans also picked up a new goalie about 2 weeks before the Christmas break... and he was a #1 goalie in a junior league out West. They brought him in for their playoff push and he stood on his head that game. He stole the game from us,” says Gaudette.
In Saturday’s loss to Ville-Marie, the Lynx only recorded 15 shots on net, a very low number for a team known for their explosive offense.