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Amherst Colts player Andrew Barron (above) leads the Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League in points. He has 14 goals and seven assists in eight games.
AMHERST – The Amherst Colts are in Shannon Park this weekend to play the Huskies.
The last time the two teams met was Oct. 21 in Amherst, where the Colts lost 10-3, their worst loss of the 2012 Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League season.
“We played terrible against them the last game, so hopefully we will come to play this Saturday,” said Grove Sutton, Colts general manager.
The Colts are coming off a 5-0 win over the Fundy Phantoms. Jesse Ogden got the shutout in goal.
“He has the third best average in the league now and (forward) Andrew Barron is leading the league in points,” said Sutton.
The Colts also recently acquired Larry Varga from the Cumberland County Blues, and Sutton said, “he played very well his first game for us.”
The Colts have a couple injuries right now. Marshall Terrio is out with a bad shoulder and Greg Gordon hurt his foot playing for the Blues.
“I will know in another week or so about bringing three more new players to the team, as we are constantly adding to the roster, so there will be some changes coming soon,” said Sutton.
The Colts travel to Shannon Park the next two Saturday’s, and return to Amherst Stadium Nov. 11, where they will host the Barrington Ice Dogs.
“Our next three games will be a real test for us,” said Sutton. “We play Shannon Park twice on the road and play at home to Barrington, who are in first place right now.”
The Colts have a 3-5 record, and the scoring was close in most of their losses.
Other than the bad game against Shannon Park, Sutton said the Colts are “pleased with the way things are shaping up.”
“Even some of the other games we lost we had leads going into the third period but couldn’t hang on because we were gassed running with only four defenceman,” said Sutton. “Once we stick a couple new defenceman in the lineup, Cody Sutton will be moved back up to forward, along with a couple other forwards that we have had to move back and forth from the start of the season.”
Saturdays gam in Shannon Park starts at 5 p.m.