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Jessie Colborne skates in with the puck followed by teammate Paul Gulliver Sunday afternoon at the Richard Calder Arena in Springhill. Gulliver scored on the play, picking off the rebound created by Colborne
SPRINGHILL – Fresh off a 13-5 blasting by the Antigonish Bulldogs on home ice Sunday afternoon, the Cumberland County Blues travel to Brookfield tonight to face off against the Elks, the first place team in the Fred Fox Division.
It will be the first meeting between the Blues and Brookfield since the Blues traded Geoff Burke, Liam Carr and Devon Muir in Late November.
“I think everybody thinks it’s going to be a good game, especially against those three guys that got traded,” said Blues rookie Forest Gallagher after Sunday’s loss.
Burke, Carr and Muir were in the stands at the Blues game on Sunday.
“They still come to our games, so it’s going to be weird having them on the other team but it adds a different element,” added Gallagher.
McManaman said his team ‘stunk’ on Sunday.
“We are ready to quickly forget Sunday’s outing and move on,” he said. “The Blues owe it to themselves to go into Brookfield and steal a game.”
Jessie Cox will start in goal for the Blues tonight.
The Blues have a game Sunday night in Pictou where they play the Scotians, and then host the Valley Maple Leafs the following Friday night in Springhill, in what could be their last game of the season.
The Blues currently trail the Bulldogs by two points and every game now is crucial. “Unfortunately we have lost 10 games this year by one goal, and we definitely should be in a better position than what we are in,” said Blues head coach Rob McLure.
McManaman said this season has been a rebuilding year for the Blues.
“Fans will be rewarded as the Blues are in great shape for next year and will be very competitive.”