The Niagara-on-the-Lake Nationals won two out of three games over the weekend, improving their record to 11-10-0-1.
The team kicked off the weekend with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Tottenham Steam on Friday Nov. 16, coming from behind to secure the win.
“Friday I thought we played well defensively and generated some good scoring chances,” said Nationals owner-head coach Spencer De Wolfe. “We battled some adversity and came from behind late in the third period to tie it up and won in overtime.”
Saturday didn't have as happy of an ending for the Nationals, ending the night losing to the Windsor Aces 6-5.
“We had a tough start and were trailing 3-0,” said DeWolfe. “We finished the game with a better effort but unfortunately came up short.”
The team's three-game stretch finished up on Sunday, with the Nationals going head-to-head with the Northumberland Stars, a team they defeated 8-3 in their previous matchup.
“Sunday, the three games in three days showed, as we didn’t have the jump like the other games,” said De Wolfe.
But that didn't matter.
“We fought through the calls and ended up on the winning side,” he said.
The Nationals came away with a 3-2 win over the Stars to conclude the weekend and now sit in sixth place in the South Division.
Winning that third game was important for the team, said De Wolfe.
“We could have easily hung up the towel but to get the two points was great for the team.”
The Nationals play another two-game stretch this weekend. On Friday the team plays a home game against the 11th place Toronto Predators and on Saturday the Nationals head to London to face off with the London Lakers, who currently sit in last place in the division.
The team will also host a kids night at the arena on Friday.