AMHERST - The Cumberland County Blues lost 12-2 to the Glace Bay Miners during Maritime Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon in Springhill.
"It was very, very disappointing," said Blues coach Rob McLure. "I wasn't expecting this at all.
"We're a very young team, and when we got down it was tough to get back up. That wasn't indicative of how well we can play."
Scoring the two goals for the Blues was Mike McLure and Zach Black. McLure's goal was unassisted, and Serge Boiverst assisted Black's.
Yesterday's game was the Blues first home game since the trade that saw Blues captain Liam Carr, Blues veteran Geoff Burke and Devon Muir traded to the Brookfield Elks, replaced by newly acquired players Kyle Mackenzie, Jon Tattrie, Ryan Ingraham, Zach Anderson, John Drolet, Nicholas Doucette, and Serge Boisvert who came to the Blues from the Amherst Ramblers.
After yesterday's loss McLure said he told his players "to prepare for the next game and go out and bring focus and not dwell on the negative."
He also said that with all the new players he is working on new lines.
And he gave credit to the Miners.
"Cape Breton has been playing a lot of hockey lately and we haven, so they got the jump on us," said McLure. "Glace Bay played well."
More photo's from the game can be seen on the slide show at www.cumberlandnewsnow.com