Mariners trounce Ramblers

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AMHERST – The Ramblers took a concentrated beating in front of a hometown crowd this Saturday night. The Yarmouth Mariners made the drive up, despite ominous weather warnings, and it was worth the trip for them. They trounced Amherst 8-2.

“Very disappointing,” said Coach Jim Bottomley, from the Ramblers.

“Lots of chances...skating well, moving the puck,” he said. “We’re just not burying the puck.”

It was the team’s third game in three nights. He said the lads had jump in the first period. But they have to work for 60 minutes.

“It’s in our hands,” he said.

Mariners coach Laurie Barron said he doesn’t think his squad is six goals better than Amherst – the Ramblers just had a rough night at the office.

“We got every bounce, every break,” he said. He said his offense was very good.

“(We) drove the net well.”

The first period was even. Neither team scored until late in the period, and it was Brandon MacLean who put in the first one, at 17:13. The Mariners scored a minute later, at 18:21.

The second period, however, was a different story. Mathieu Pompei was a one-man wrecking crew, scoring three of his team’s goals, two of them short-handed. And the Mariners got two more, besides – all by 11:30 in the period. Jordan Escott tried to salvage things with a power play goal at 14:50.

The Ramblers worked hard – tempers wore thin in the third – but it was no use. The Mariners scored two more times in the final period, the last on a power play at 19:25.

Attendance at the Amherst Stadium game was 933.

Organizations: Mariners

Geographic location: Amherst Stadium

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Recent comments

    February 15, 2012 - 18:21

    MJ CRITIC Your recent comment does not give much credit to the team as a whole. Of course the C has been worn my Justin Matthews since way back in December, however while he was not playing because of a groin injury, someone else had to take over this task on a temporary basis. As far as the whole team goes, I do believe that they know where their weakness are and their Coach Mr Jim Bottomley will certai9nly address these issues. I see too many negative comments on this means concerning the team. This team is playing much better now than anytime over the past 4 or 5 years. Fan support is the answer to their continued success.

  • Doug
    February 14, 2012 - 13:47

    Until the Ramblers secure a sponsor with deep pockets they will never be a contending team. You need the horses to pull the cart but you also have to be able to feed them. There are enough businesses in Amherst to sponsor this team but the big ones just won't get on board.

  • Jack On The Rocks
    February 13, 2012 - 07:12

    On one hand,it looked like Old Time Rambler hockey in one way....The score,it looked like a game from 25years ago...

  • Vince Kennie
    February 12, 2012 - 16:51

    It is obvious that the Yarmouth Mariners are peeking for a playoff run with a big win vs Weeks a couple of days ago in New Glasgow, then a convincing win vs our Ramblers last night in Amherst. Three games in three nights may have been too much for our goaltender, maybe we should have gave the game in Miramichi to Cox and let Tingley have a bit of a rest prior to last night's game. It is also obvious that our forwards have a problem in putting the puck in the oppositions net. Two big games coming up on the road, Wednesday in Yarmouth, Thursday in Pictou County and then we face the BIG team from Woodstock on Saturday at the JUNGLE. Not to write the Ramblers off for first place in the Bent division, however they will have to win at least 4 or 5 games out of the remaining games and have Yarmouth lose a few. GO RAMBLERS GO.

  • fan
    February 12, 2012 - 12:52

    i watched the game last night in amherst.the team looked a little tired.the smaller players got pushed off the puck. i don,t think richard is the right player for the top three lines. he is simply to small and poor defensive minded to play with the most skilled players.they need size on those lines players to work the corners and battle in front to free up space for goal scorers.

  • MJ Critic
    February 12, 2012 - 10:11

    The team is imploding! Who is in Charge? This group was presented as the team to win the division and the Kent Cup! Its seems like the former C is directing the bench and all on ice plays, the current C doesn't get to do his job. When the players left in October, they never should have looked back. The Ramblers are looking as crazy as the MJ hockey message board that consistantly defends their losses. The inmates are running the asylum. No more excuses. Its time for someone to take charge and direct the team.

  • Defensewins
    February 12, 2012 - 09:29

    Jimbo your team gave up 8 goals, not burying your chances isn't why you lost. The team doesn't play well in their own end. Guys standing alone in front of the net, turnovers, just soft. You can't score from your own end so you better play DEFENSE.

    February 12, 2012 - 07:25

    Glad the crowd came out , at least the special olympics got a nice donation from the ramblers ( thats about the only nice thing they did last night) Seriously boys, pick you heads outta your a$$ and play some hard hockey, You had 1000 people there to support you and you took an 8-2 beating at home. Do you think all those extra fans are gonna come back now to watch that display of hockey again!! Very doubtful,, pick it up, give the people a reason to come back!!!!!! Go Rams!!!!!