It was a big weekend for the Maine Nordiques, who took on the first place Titans on the road. MNDP goalie Marco Duronio got his 2nd start of his NAHL career in net on Friday night. The Titans scored 3 straight goals before captain Noah Kane netted a goal on the man advantage. He was assisted by Cannon Green and Tim Kent. The Titans and Nords would trade goals before the period ended. Isaiah Fox from Kane. 4-2 after 2. After a back and forth scoreless first 10 minutes to start the 3rd the Titans struck again before Cannon Green answered. He was helped by Kane and Fox. The Titans would get it back exactly a minute later. That fired opur boys and Kent and Green scored within a minute to make it a 1 goal game. The Nordiques gained possession in the offense end and Marco was headed to the bench for the 6th attacker when the Titans re-gained the puck and scored on the breakaway to seal the deal. 7-5 for a Titan win, however Captain Noah Kane had 5 points in the loss with 1 goal and 4 assists.
The team was looking to split the weekend, however, the Titans scored 4 straight goals before Tim Kent and Ethan Prout answered. The Titans would add another with less than 5 minutes left to claim the 5-2 win.
The L/A Nordiques had a showdown against the Northeast Generals with crucial points on the line. They had their biggest task of the season against the Northeast Generals in a Coastal Division showdown. The first period solved nothing as it was scoreless after 1. It took only 5:17 for Peyton Hughes to open the scoring on an absolute snipe off the post and in. It looked like it was going to be a 1-0 lead for the Nords headed into the 3rd, however, the NA3’s leading scorer Kolye Bankauskas went bar down short handed and tied it at 1 after 2. The Generals would score another short handed goal within the first 1:35 of the 3rd. 2-1 Generals. It looked like it was going to be a Generals win however, with 6 attackers on the ice the Nords threw everything they had on net and Joe Clark found the back of the net to tie the game at 2 with only 10 seconds to go. The game would head to overtime where goalie Nick Beck stood tall and made 3 – 10 bell saves to keep the game alive.
We would head to a shootout. The Gens shot first and scored. It was up to Joe Clark to tie it and he did on a nice backhand move. Round 2 – leagues leading scorer, Kolye Bankauskas, put one over the net. It was up to Bradley McMains to put on the pressure. He went 5 – hole on a nice move. The Generals sent out Carson Asper, a former NAHL call up, needing him to score. He cut in, made his deke, however, Nick Beck wasn’t fooled a bit, stuck with him and made the save for the 3-2 Nordiques victory!
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