Maroons forward Brendan D'Agostino warms up ahead of a game against the London Nationals. March 16, 2017. (Photo by Matt Weverink)

Maroons Top Nationals In Game 1 (AUDIO)

The Chatham Maroons kicked off their second-round playoff series with a 4-1 victory over the London Nationals in Game 1 on Thursday.

Bryce Yetman started things off for the Maroons with a goal 14:03 into the first period. The Nationals were able to tie that game thanks a goal from Adam Sinclair 5:34 into the second frame, but Kevin Gursoy scored to give the Maroons back the lead going into the third.

Brendan D’Agostino scored for the Maroons in the first half of the frame, followed by Bobby Harrison who scored with one second remaining in the game to cap off Chatham’s win.

You can hear the call on D’Agostino’s goal from Mike Regnier and Matt Weverink on Country 92.9FM / 630AM CFCO below:

Maroons Head Coach Ron Horvat says his team was showing their intensity right off the bat.

“London [and] Chatham — I’m sure it’s a rivalry there forever, and you could tell right off the hop it was like that,” he says. “I think it’s only going to get heated more as the series goes on.”

Despite the loss, London outshot Chatham 32-29.

The two teams will face off in London for Game 2 on Saturday at 7:30pm.