The Atlantic Attack closed out their regular season game action this past weekend on home ice in Cocagne, but it was once again the Richmond Hill Lightning who spoiled the ending. The Lightning abruptly bumped the Attack from the NRL Eastern Conference Playoffs last season and continued their dominance with another two victories this past weekend.
On Saturday evening, the Attack led the Lightning 4-1 but 6 goals in the 3rd and 4th period by the Lightning shifted the scoreboard in their favour, 7-4. Attack goaltender, Karine Doiron, faced a total of 68 shots. In Sunday morning action, the Lightning were up 5-1 at the half and held on tightly to the lead for a 7-3 victory. In two seasons of NRL action, the Attack have yet to find a way to solve the Lightning.
The Atlantic Attack’s scoring sensation, Martine Caissie, was invited to participate in the NRL All-Star Game in Ottawa this past weekend, but an injury kept her out of the event. Caissie has led the Attack in scoring the last two seasons.
The Attack finish the regular season with a 12-16-0 record and will begin preparation to compete for the NRL Championship in Fredericton, NB this April.