Mahfouz impresses in home-ice debut

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CORNWALL – Ahmed Mahfouz has officially arrived in Cornwall.

The prized off-season acquisition scored four times on Saturday night to lead the Nationals to an 8-0 victory over the visiting Watertown Wolves in Federal Hockey League pre-season play at the Civic Complex.

Mahfouz is the FHL’s all-time leading scorer and was named team captain during the off-season.

The speedy Maxime Guyon chipped in a goal and five assists for Cornwall on Saturday night. Sylvester Bzdyl, Yan Dumontier and Brandon Vuic also scored for the Nationals.

Sebastien Dube-Rochon and Ilya Zhurin split the goaltending duties for Cornwall.

On Friday night at Watertown, Cornwall skated to a 5-0 victory over the Wolves. Connor MacLeod, Tom Tsicos, Martin Trudman, Brandon Gilmour and Daniel Maltin were the goal scorers.

The Nationals wrap up pre-season play next weekend with a home-and-home with Watertown. On Saturday night, Cornwall hosts Watertown at the Civic Complex. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

The Nationals regular season home opener is Saturday, Nov. 4.

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