Blues look to take bite out of Bulldogs tonight

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Devon Muir and the rest of the Blues will be looking to take the bite out of the Bulldogs tonight.

SPRINGHILL - The Cumberland County Blues will be looking for a confidence boost when they go into their Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League game against the Antigonsish Bulldogs tonight at the Richard Calder Arena in Springhill.

"There's a lot of confidence lost among the group right now," said Blues coach Dave Hyatt. "Confidence is a big part of sports and right now our group doesn't have a whole lot of it."

Tonight's game is the third of a three-games-in-a-row battle against the Bulldogs.

They lost 6-4 to the Dogs Friday in Springhill, and then lost 9-4 to them on Sunday in the Bulldog's pound.

"The battle continues to be to get our goals-against down," said Hyatt. "15 goals in the last two games is too much."

Goaltender Charles Dubuc had been playing consistent between the pipes but faltered the last two games.

"I think his confidence has gone down a bit as well," said Hyatt.

Hyatt said the Blues have a better chance of beating the Bulldogs at home.

"Our records not great (at home) but the games have been tight," he said. "But what can go wrong, has gone wrong."

Tonight's game starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Blues have two more regular season games after tonight. On Friday the travel to Windsor to play the Royals, and then on Sunday they host the Port Hawkesbury Strait Pirates.

"We're going to try to instill some confidence in the boys in the three games we have before the playoffs," said Hyatt.

dmathieson@amherstdaily.com

 

 

 

Organizations: Cumberland County Blues, Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League

Geographic location: Springhill, Windsor, Port Hawkesbury Strait Pirates

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