McDonald's power play marker paces Ramblers over Commandos

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Alarie has two goals in 6-3 win

The Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers took advantage of the power play to defeat Dieppe in MHL action.

The Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers took advantage of the power play to defeat Dieppe 6-3 in MHL action. Jamie Bishop and Cam McDonald of the Ramblers battle a Dieppe Commandos attacker behind the Amherst netl

AMHERST – Cam McDonald’s power play goal midway through the second period  proved to be the winner as the Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers defeated the Dieppe Commandos 6-3 in Maritime Junior Hockey League action on Saturday.

With Shane Dallaire in the box for delay of game, McDonald took a puck at the point and blasted it by a screened Connor Wilkinson with Brett Shute and Brock Morrison adding assists.

Ross Martin gave the Ramblers some insurance when he scored with nine minutes to go in the period, also on the power play, with McDonald and Ben MacDonald adding assists.

Ryan Caswell’s slap shot form the right side just 1:40 into the final period rounded out the scoring and chased Wilkinson from the net.

The Ramblers were first on the board when Francis Alarie scored his first of two on the night with McDonald and Bruce Hornbrook adding assists.

Thierry Comtois tied the game for Dieppe at 8:56 with a shot beating Ramblers’ goalie Richard Tingley through the legs before Jamie Bishop restored Amherst’s lead taking a pass from Morrison and Shute and firing a shot from the middle of the ice by Wilkinson.

Again the Commandos came back as Michael Hache scored, but Alarie scored a pretty one turning the Dieppe defenceman inside out before beating Wilkinson to conclude first period scoring at 18:45.

Travis Howe and Bishop added assists.

Colton Parsons tied the game for Dieppe 1:15 into the second before McDonald scored the winner.

Dieppe outshot the Ramblers 28-25.

The Ramblers are back in action on Sunday for a pivotal contest at home against the Yarmouth Mariners. Game time at the stadium is 4 p.m.

Yarmouth and Amherst both have 59 points for third place in the Eastlink Division, but Amherst has three games in hand. The Mariners, who knocked off the Weeks Crushers on Friday in Yarmouth, lost to Truro on Saturday.

The Mariners romped over the Ramblers 7-4 last Friday in Yarmouth, scoring six unanswered goals in the second and third periods.

 

Organizations: McDonald's, Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers, Maritime Junior Hockey League Mariners Eastlink Division

Geographic location: Yarmouth, Truro

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