AMHERST – Maritime Hockey League exhibition action had the Amherst Ramblers losing 7-3 to the Dieppe Commandos Saturday night at Amherst Stadium.
Dieppe scored three unanswered first period goals, and then took a 4-0 lead early in the second period.
Keegan Marcott scored the first Amherst goal at 4:10 into the second period with assists from William Ford and Ryan Yould, and then Seth Schmidt cut the Commandos lead in half at 7:49 into the second with assists from Yould and Ford.
Dieppe then went up 5-2 at 12:18 into the frame, but Nick Cass scored 34 seconds later, making it a 5-3 game. Serge Boisvert and Logan Styler assisted on the goal.
Dieppe scored two goals in the third period, winning the game 7-3.
Evan MacKenzie played 29:24 minutes in net for the Ramblers and let in four goals on 18 shots.
Kai MacDonald played 10:36 in goal for the Ramblers and let in three goals on 13 shots.
The Ramblers had 24 shots on the Commando’s net.
537 people attended the game.
The Ramblers have a re-match with the Commandos Sunday at 2:30 in Dieppe.