The Washington Jr. Nationals MJHL team wrapped up their season series with the New Jersey Renegades at home this past weekend.
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Both teams picked up right where they left off from the drop of the puck Saturday evening. It would not take long for the Nationals to get on the scoreboard with a one-timer goal from Nikita Kuts with assists from Jake Seibel and AJ Wood. The nats would pick up another goal in the first on a power play goal from Nate Sepeda. Assist would be from Kyle Summerford and Tyler Krasner. The second period would be a tough battle as the nats would pick up a quick goal and New Jersey would respond back with two bringing the game within one goal. Washington would not let them back in, with a little more than a minute left in the second period the nats went on a power play and Kuts scored his third of the game with assists going to Krasner and Seibel. The third period the nationals dominated the play and Sepeda picked up his second goal of the game. With big help from goaltender Travis Greeley, who stopped 31 out of the 33 shots he faced the Washington Jr. Nationals would win the game 6-2 over the Renegades.
With an early game Sunday morning New Jersey would want revenge. New Jersey would get on the board a little more than a minute into the game and would get two more in the period to the Nationals one, ending the period 3-1. Two minutes into the second period Aaron Honda would pick up a power play goal to put the Nationals within one. Later in the period he would pick up another goal and Washington would end the period trailing by two. The third period was a hard fought period for both teams. With the period running down the renegades would take a penalty and Washington would pull their goalie. With a little les than two minutes left a goal from Nikita Kuts would put the Nationals down by only one. Fighting for a tying goal the renegades would pick up and empty net goal to seal the game 8-6. This ended the season series with the Nats winning three games to two.
Written by Kyle Summerford #42