The North Dundas Rockets travelled to the Larry Robinson Arena in Metcalfe on Fri., Feb. 1, to take on the Jets in the NCJHL. The Rockets’ forward, Dylan Robinson (28) directed a shot towards the Jets’ goalie Tyler Desjardins during the second period, as the Jets’ defenders, Tyler Boyd and Austin Gough collapse in front of the net. The Rockets fired a barrage of pucks towards Desjardins but just one made it across the line as the Jets upset the Rockets 3-1. Moore photo
METCALFE—The North Dundas Rockets were to have played two games this past weekend as they travelled to Metcalfe Friday night to take on the Jets, however, their game at home on Saturday night against the St. Isidore Eagles was postponed due to bad weather.
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The North Dundas Rockets travelled to the Larry Robinson Arena in Metcalfe on Fri., Feb. 1, to take on the Jets in the NCJHL. The Rockets went into the game in second place in the West Division, five points behind the South Grenville Rangers.
The Rockets are currently in fourth place in the league standings with just five games remaining in the regular season.
The Clarence Castors sit in first place overall with 51 points, followed by the Vankleek Hill Cougars and the South Grenville Rangers with 42 points and the Rockets in fourth with 37 points. The St. Isidore Eagles sit in fifth place with 34 points and have a game in hand over the Rockets.
The Rockets opened the scoring at the four-minute mark as Will Watson sniped one from Connor Roth and Dylan Robinson taking a 1-0 lead. The Jets answered when Jarrett Ladouceur scored from Evan Mantha and James Horvath at 16:53; tying the game at one. The teams took the one-all draw into the first intermission.
The Jets made it 2-1 at 5:03 of the second period as Austin Gough scored from Cam Gallant and Ladouceur; and took a two-goal lead at 16:53 as Ladouceur scored his second of the game from Aiden Daly and Noah Johnston. The Jets took a 3-1 lead into the second intermission.
The Rockets battled hard in the third period but the Jets’ defence was able to ward them off and hang on for the 3-1 victory. With the loss, the Rockets failed to gain ground on the Rangers.
The Rangers also dropped their decision to the Clarence Castors over the weekend, so the Rockets remain five points back in second place. Picking up the win in the Jets’ goal was Tyler Desjardins and suffering the loss in the Rockets’ goal was Caleb Gervais.
The Rockets’ forward, Will Watson (14) screens the Jets’ goalie, Tyler Desjardins as he awaits a shot from the point. Watson scored the lone goal for the Rockets who were short benched. Watson is a gritty forward that doesn’t mind throwing his weight around. He has scored four goals and five assists this season with the Rockets. Moore photo
The North Dundas Rockets welcome the South Grenville Rangers to the Chesterville Arena on Sat., Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and welcome the St. Isidore Eagles on Mon., Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m.