The Atlantic Attack face their worst start in team history with a 0-9-0 record, but ask any of the players and coaches if they are panicked, and they will say no. With an entirely new set of offensive and defensive lines and a roster mainly comprised of NRL rookies, the Attack are improving and drawing closer to the win column each game they play.
On Saturday in Fredericton, N.B., the Attack played two games against the Richmond Hill Lightning. The Lightning who bumped the Attack from the first round of playoffs two seasons ago, skated to an 8-6 victory. Late in the fourth period, the Attack mounted an impressive comeback attempt with a breakaway goal by Vanessa Hannah and an additional notch on the scoreboard by defense, Stephanie Robichaud. As time ran down and with many spectacular chances and intense pressure by the Attack, they were unable to surpass the two goal deficit.
In Saturday evening action, the Lightning defeated the Attack 6-2. The Attack goals were scored by Nova Scotia’s M. Gray and K. Mason. K. Doiron faced 56 shots in the loss.
The Attack will next square off against the 5th place Le Royal de Bourassa (5-3-0) in Beresford, NB, on Saturday November 23rd.