Tough second takes its toll

Darrell Cole
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Bearcats end Ramblers roll with 6-1 win

Josh Pugsley of the Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers reaches back for the puck in Maritime Junior Hockey League action against the Truro Bearcats on Wednesday. Truro scored four times in the second period en route to a 6-1 win. 

TRURO – The Truro Bearcats scored four power play goals, including two in a four-goal second period, en route to a 6-1 win over the Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers in Maritime Junior Hockey League action on Wednesday.

Brandon Pye scored three times in the second period, twice on the power play, for the Bearcats who broke open a close game with three goals in three minutes in the second period.

“I thought we played well and didn’t quit when we got behind. We still got 40 shot on them, but Fancy played a great game for them and came up with some big saves when he had to,” Ramblers’ coach Jim Bottomley said following the game. “Their power play was hot.”

Amherst came out throwing the body in the first period and controlled most of the play early on before Robert Davis was given a minor and a game misconduct for checking from behind midway through the period and Cal Gloade scored Truro’s first power play goal of the night.

Pye scored three times and Colby Lanceleve once in the second period as Truro built up a 5-0 lead after two before Jordan Coccimigilio extended the lead to six goals scoring 12 minutes into the third.

Cam McDonald broke Jacob Fancy’s shutout bid with a slap shot high into the net with five minutes to go.

Amherst outshot Truro 44-28.

“To throw 40 shots at a team like this is good. On other nights some of those pucks are going in,” Bottomley said. “We just didn’t get a break and their power play was clicking.”

The Ramblers return to action on Friday when they travel to Yarmouth to face the first-place Mariners.

Bottomley said it will be important for the team to put them game behind it and move on.

“Those games are going to happen. You have to be positive. We’ve been playing really good hockey. We beat them three straight and knew they would be coming at us. We tried to meet the challenge and just couldn’t get the pucks in the net,” Bottomley said. “Friday night is another game and we’ll be ready.”

Ramblers’ forward Jacob Conrad said the team came in confident but just didn’t get the breaks.

“We had a good first period and then they scored that power play goal and it took some of the momentum away. We sort of let up after they scored those goals in the second period, but I thought we battled back in the third period,” Conrad said. “Even after a loss like that we’ll learn from it and move on. We’re still confident we can beat them.”

Conrad said the focus is on Yarmouth and getting another chance to move closer to top spot in the division.

“You can’t win every game and you can’t win 20 in a row. Our job Friday will be get back in the win column,” Conrad said. “We’ll put this behind us and get ready for Yarmouth.”

Twitter: @ADNdarrell


Organizations: Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers, Maritime Junior Hockey League

Geographic location: Yarmouth

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  • Vince Kennie of Northport
    February 15, 2013 - 13:47

    For a team that was pushed around by the Bearcats Wednesday night, they sure displayed their skills by outshooting the Bearcats 16-8 in 1st period, 12-11 in second period and 16-10 in the third period, the final tally was 44-29 in the Ramblers favour, not bad for a team that was supposedly pushed around by the Bearcats. Hoping for a win tonight in Yarmouth and again back in the JUNGLE Saturday night. "GO RAMBLERS GO"

  • hahaha
    February 14, 2013 - 17:30

    ramblers suck go cats go

  • owl
    February 14, 2013 - 16:17

    thats the way it goes in hockey. its not like they didnt beat them befor. i remember playing in the playoffs one year in junior hockey and losing 6-4 after beating a team 11-1 the night befor but we went on to win that series in 6 games.

  • Vincent Kennie
    February 14, 2013 - 13:17

    WOW, The Ramblers lose a game after outshooting their opponents 40-28 and the knives are already out.. So for the sake of the fans (loya|) and (disgruntled) the Ramblers better not lose another home game.

    • Jack on the Rocks
      February 15, 2013 - 07:00

      Hey Vince,the knives aren't out...just saying they looked terrible getting pushed around all night in their own rink..Big difference Mr.Loyal

    February 14, 2013 - 10:24

    You got that right Jack!! It was embarrising how they pushed the Ramblers around after Davis got the gate, hope they learned from it and bring the old JUNGLE back where the other team is sweatin when they hit the Amherst turnoff!

  • Jack On The Rocks
    February 14, 2013 - 09:36

    Tough second????As soon as Davis got tossed the Rams gave up...ran around "The Jungle" scared to death...Jimbo had better call out a couple guys to step up...Look at Richard,get slammed from behind,not ONE player as much said Boo to the Truro players...if Amherst plays like last night in the playoffs...Truro in 4..........Might wanna rename the stadium to The Cabbage Patch...