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TRENTON – They’ll never want to lose again.

That’s the benefit to Rothesay coming out on top 4-1 in the championship game, North Nova coach Mike Stewart said.

“That feeling you get from losing, you never want to feel it again. So it actually makes you want to win more,” Stewart said on Sunday following the afternoon game that gave the team a silver medal in the 15th annual Allan Cameron Memorial Tournament.

Stewart pinpointed some disallowed goals, one of which was in the first period, and calls that led to 5-on-3 action as parts of the game that set them back.

Patrick Barry scored for the Red Hawks on a power play with two minutes remaining in the first. Michael Roscoe grabbed the only goal of the second halfway through the period for Rothesay, leaving the New Brunswick team up by two before the break.

Though NNEC pushed in the third, they racked up the penalties, giving Rothesay the advantage. Alex Cormier scored on the power play for Rothesay with four minutes to go.

Colin Holmes knocked one in the net for North Nova, changing the excitement level for the large crowd at the Trenton Rink, with less than a minute left – assisted by Ryan MacDonald. NNEC pulled their goalie, only to have Roscoe grab an empty net goal.  

“They got the momentum and we just couldn’t get it back,” Stewart said.

The loss is timely, Stewart said, adding that they’re hosting provincials and they need that drive to win.

“For us to host provincials, you got to have that burning desire to win and you get that desire from the losses you have so you have something to build on. They know what it’s like to win. They know what it takes to win. Now they know the feeling of losing, how much that does suck.”

They have a few games coming up, heading into next weekend, with an exhibition match-up at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Friday against the Tantramar Titans as well as a 5 p.m. game in Trenton on Saturday when they’ll meet Antigonish.

 

Amanda.jess@ngnews.ca

On Twitter: @NGNewsAmanda 

That’s the benefit to Rothesay coming out on top 4-1 in the championship game, North Nova coach Mike Stewart said.

“That feeling you get from losing, you never want to feel it again. So it actually makes you want to win more,” Stewart said on Sunday following the afternoon game that gave the team a silver medal in the 15th annual Allan Cameron Memorial Tournament.

Stewart pinpointed some disallowed goals, one of which was in the first period, and calls that led to 5-on-3 action as parts of the game that set them back.

Patrick Barry scored for the Red Hawks on a power play with two minutes remaining in the first. Michael Roscoe grabbed the only goal of the second halfway through the period for Rothesay, leaving the New Brunswick team up by two before the break.

Though NNEC pushed in the third, they racked up the penalties, giving Rothesay the advantage. Alex Cormier scored on the power play for Rothesay with four minutes to go.

Colin Holmes knocked one in the net for North Nova, changing the excitement level for the large crowd at the Trenton Rink, with less than a minute left – assisted by Ryan MacDonald. NNEC pulled their goalie, only to have Roscoe grab an empty net goal.  

“They got the momentum and we just couldn’t get it back,” Stewart said.

The loss is timely, Stewart said, adding that they’re hosting provincials and they need that drive to win.

“For us to host provincials, you got to have that burning desire to win and you get that desire from the losses you have so you have something to build on. They know what it’s like to win. They know what it takes to win. Now they know the feeling of losing, how much that does suck.”

They have a few games coming up, heading into next weekend, with an exhibition match-up at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on Friday against the Tantramar Titans as well as a 5 p.m. game in Trenton on Saturday when they’ll meet Antigonish.

 

Amanda.jess@ngnews.ca

On Twitter: @NGNewsAmanda 

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