Ramblers lose to Lumberjacks in overtime

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Brett Shute battles a Crusher in Saturday’s 6-3 win against Pictou.

AMHERST – After a dominant 6-3 win over the Pictou County Weeks Crushers at home Saturday night, the Maritime Hockey League Amherst Ramblers lost 5-4 in overtime to the Lumberjacks Sunday in Bridgewater.

Jordan Escott scored two first period goals, kicking the scoring off with assists from Brandon MacLean and Cole MacMillan.

Up 1-0, the Lumberjacks tied it up 1-1 when Escott scored his second of the night off passes from Ryan Matheson and MacLean.

The period ended tied at two.

The Lumberjacks went up 4-2 in the second, when MacMillan made it a 4-3 game off passes from Escott and MacLean, and that’s how the second period ended.

Ramblers player Andrew Smith scored off assists from Brandon Street and Mathieu Boudreau, tying it up 4-4 at 5:12 into the third, and the game went into overtime.

Lumberjacks captain, Jake Bullen scored 33 seconds into overtime off passes from Shawn Boudreau and Kevin Jackson.

Ramblers goaltender Jesse Cox stopped 25 of 30 shots, while his teammates had 37 shots on Lumberjacks goaltender Billy Clarke.

385 fans attended the game.


Organizations: Maritime Hockey League Amherst Ramblers

Geographic location: Pictou County, Bridgewater, Brandon Street

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  • vince kennie
    January 26, 2012 - 11:06

    The Ramblers had the game in the bag(so to speak) in Summerside last night with 5 minutes remaining in the game. However some untimely penalties(whether good or bad calls) sealed their fate and Summerside who never quit when behind pulled out a victory even though they were outshot by at least 10 shots. Discipline and consistency are two factors that the Ramblers have to improve on. They kept giving the puck to the opposition team far too many times in their own end, Let'[s see what haqppens tonight in New Glasgow when they play the Pictou County Weeks Crushers.

  • interestedhockeyfan
    January 24, 2012 - 14:45

    WOW - lost to the Lumberjacks... that must of stung coach!! The Ramblers should be 4-5 goals better than the Lumberjacks. Obviously Coach Rhindress is doing a decent job with the mess he was left by.... hmmmm, who was their last GM?? If this veteran Rambler team doesn't start playing some 2-way gritty hockey they may make an early exit in this years playoffs. I think they played better hockey last January with a skeleton crew! The BENT will be a dog fight again this year!!

  • tiger
    January 23, 2012 - 22:25

    no good to score goals if you can,t be responsible in your own end. that means you have to get back as a five man unit and help out those defencemen. the coach must ensure that all players play 2 way hockey.it seems to me some of these goal scorers are not backchecking.it,s time for the coach to give those guy,s a little less ice time. i think we all know who that is.

  • Vince Kennie
    January 23, 2012 - 13:24

    Took in the game in Bridgewater with my son and grandson. A pretty good game however it was noticed that our defence is a bit weak at clearing our zone. I do see some improvement since day one but we still have a ways to go. Our scoring punch has improved with Escott getting two new line mates and they will only improve as they play more and practice together Amherst 1 point behind Yarmouth for top spot in the Bent division and Yarmouth has played three more games. Looking for a win in Summerside Wednesday night. GO RAMBLERS GO. .