Ramblers return home for Game 6 Saturday at 7 p.m.
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Will MacDonald of the Amherst Ramblers battles for the puck with Truro Bearcats captain Travis Moore during Game 5 of their MHL EastLink Division final Wednesday at RECC. Matthew Veno - TC Media
TRURO – The Amherst CIBC Ramblers lost 3-2 to the Bearcats last night in Truro, and now they trail the Bearcats 3-2 in their Maritime Hockey League best-of-seven Eastlink Division final.
Danny Harquail got the Ramblers on the scoreboard first at 17:21 into the first period with assists from Cam McDonald and Patrick Harrison, but with two seconds left in the frame the Bearcats Brandon Pye tied it up 1-1.
Pye put the Bearcats up 2-1 at 13:25 into the second, and a little over three minutes later his teammate Daniel Perigo put the Bearcats up 3-1.
With 1:28 left in the second, Ben MacDonald got the Ramblers within one point of the Bearcats on a power play goal. Maxime Richard and Ben Berisha assisted on the goal.
Neither team was able to score in the third period.
Richard Tingley played in goal for the Ramblers, and shots on goal was even for the second night in a row. Last night it was 25-25, and the night before in Amherst it was 32-32.
Attendance at the game was 1,676.
Game 6 is Saturday at 7 p.m. at Amherst Stadium.
The Game was originally scheduled for Friday night at Amherst Stadium but the game was rescheduled to Saturday after Truro secured ice at the RECC on Monday night for Game 7, if necessary.
Advance tickets will be on sale at the Amherst Stadium box office Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 1 p.m. until game time.