Colts split weekend games with Wild

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Colts player Cody Sutton scores the overtime winner against the South Shore Wild Sunday at Amherst Stadium.

AMHERST – The Amherst Colts traded wins with the South Shore Wild during Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League action Saturday and Sunday at Amherst Stadium.

The Colts lost 5-4 on Saturday but came back on Sunday, scoring a 4-3 overtime win over the Wild.

The Colts Spencer Maskill put the Colts up 1-0 early in the first period, with assists going to Daniel MacKinnon and Devon Despres.

The Wild scored two goals late in the period, and the teams went to the dressing room with the Wild up 2-1.

The teams went deep into the second period without any scoring until Cody Sutton tied the game 2-2 with only 31 seconds left in the frame. Assisting on the goal was Justin Farrow.

The Colts went up 3-2 with 8:45 left in the game when Farrow scored off a pass from Nicholas Grant, but the Wild sent the game into overtime with 22 seconds left in the game.

Sutton gave the Colts the 3-2 win with 2:57 left in overtime.

Jesse Ogden played between the pipes for the Colts, stopping 24 of 27 shots, while his teammates had 22 shots on Wild goaltender Marcus Selig.

Saturday’s game had the Wild drawing the first blood and going up 1-0 in the first before the Colts tied the game 1-1 with 6:31 left in the frame.

Marshall Terrio scored the goal and Sutton and Andrew Barron got the assists.

Amherst then went up 3-1 in the second period and before the Wild made it a 3-2 game before the period ended.

Barron score and unassisted goal and MacKinnon scored off a pass from Grant.

South Short tied the game 3-3 early in the third then Bruce Burdock put the Colts up 4-3 off a feed from Sutton.

The Wild tied the game 4-4 with three minutes left in the game, and won 5-4 with 2:28 left in the game.

Matt Mina got the loss in goal for the Colts, facing 17 shots, while Selig face 13 shots.

The Colts are now 5-10 on the season, while the Wild are at 5-8-1.




Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Amherst Stadium

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