Ryan Smith scores three times, Seth Crowe twice
DOMINION - After wracking up a lead of 6-0 in the first period, the Cumberland County Cool Blues coasted to an 11-5 victory over the Cape Breton Canadians last night in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
"We played well and they came back hard so they never gave up," said Coach Ron Reynolds after the game. "It was hard to keep our focus but the boys didn't get into many bad habits, so that was good."
With an 11-5 victory, many players were able to make major inroads on their point production tally.
Ryan Smith had three goals, Seth Crowe had two goals, while Andrew Brennan, Mark Rozak, Hughie McCuish, Colin Feehan and Adam MacDonald had one goal each.
Assists came courtesy of Cody Roach, Justin Landry, Macdonald and Ryan Kay with two assists each, while single assists came off the sticks of Kirk Kelly and Matt Noiles.
Landon Crowe was in net for the Blues. He faced 31 shots on the night, while the Blues generated 46 shots worth of offense.
In their next two games the Ross Refrigeration Cool Blues will face teams that handed them a defeat during their last encounter.
On Thursday, they travel to East Hants to take on the Penguins.
"We'll have to refocus for our game on Thursday," added Reynolds. "It should be a real good game."
Then on Sunday, Jan. 20, they will face off against the Strait Pirates in Springhill.
After that the Cool Blues will have a bit of a break.
They don't play again until Friday, Jan. 25 when they will face the East Hants Penguins in Springhill.
The Cool Blues lost to the Pirates by a score of 3-2 on Jan. 4, in Port Hawkesbury and they lost to the Penguins by a score of 6-1 on Nov. 30, in Springhill.