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WEST WARWICKâ€”The Rhode Island Summer Hockey league wrapped up its National Conference regular season and playoffs this past week in West Warwick as North Kingstown and the Saints battled it out till the end, but the Saints eventually won 3-2; they went on to claim the summer league championship against East Providence.
North Kingstown entered the ice strong during the first half with a 2-0 lead thanks to Cam Minor and Ian Morgan. Minor started it all off with a goal at the 1:37 mark of the first period, which was assisted by team captain Liam Rial.
â€śWe definitely came out quick and as the game wore on we still had our chances, but I thought their goalie made some real big stops on the posts,â€ť said Nabb. â€śAs the third period went on, their team became a little stronger; they were just a bigger team than us.â€ť
North Kingstown Head Coach Bob Nabb was excited to see Rial have a good game because he just graduated from high school and he is one of the two post-grad players on the Skippersâ€™ team. Nabb stated that part of the reason the Skippersâ€™ didnâ€™t make it far in the regular winter hockey season is attributed to not having Rial on his defense.
â€śHis engine just doesnâ€™t stop, he is a phenomenal two-way player, and he works as hard as anybody in the defensive zone taking care of his responsibilities; he is one of my favorite players, given his work ethic in the defensive zone.â€ť
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