Nationals fall to Prowlers for first regulation loss on home ice

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Nationals fall to Prowlers for first regulation loss on home ice
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CORNWALL, Ontario – The first-place Nationals were in a giving mood on Saturday night. Cornwall fell 2-1 to the Port Huron Prowlers in Federal Hockey League action at the Civic Complex.

The Nationals (9-3-0-2) were dealt their first regulation loss of the season on home ice in front of 602 fans.

Cory Simons came out on top in a rare FHL goaltending battle, turning aside 37 shots to earn the victory in goal for the Prowlers. Cornwall outshot Port Huron 38-36.

Dalton Jay opened the scoring for Port Huron as he banged in a rebound to beat Sebastien Dube-Rochon with 4:06 to play in the first period.

Moments after Cornwall’s Eric Witzel was sent to the penalty box for high sticking, Auston Daae tipped a shot past Dube-Rochon for a powerplay marker to give the Prowlers at 2-0 lead at 7:27 of the middle frame.

The Nationals came out strong in the third period as captain Ahmed Mahfouz buried a perfect feed from Maxime Guyon 2:50 into the period. But it was all the offence Cornwall could create on the evening.

Simons (first), Dube-Rochon (second) and Daae were the announced stars.

NEXT WEEKEND: The Nationals are back in action on Boxing Day when they visit the Watertown Wolves. Cornwall is back on home ice on Sunday, Jan. 7 when the North Shore Knights visit the Civic Complex. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

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