DARTMOUTH – Kody Orr is probably disappointed to see the Metro Shipbuilders go.
The veteran forward had another five-point night against the Metro squad as the Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers thumped the Shipbuilders 10-3 in Maritime Junior Hockey League action on Tuesday.
Orr had two goals and three assists for the Ramblers, who jumped within a point of the second-place Truro Bearcats in the Eastlink Division standings. He had 16 points against the Shipbuilders this season.
The Ramblers can move into a tie with the Yarmouth Mariners for top spot tonight with a win at home against the Weeks Crushers. Game time at the Amherst Stadium is 7:30 p.m.
“Sometimes we got caught going through the motions, but overall the guys did a great job moving the puck. It was tough to go that hard after the first period,” Ramblers’ coach Jim Bottomley said following the game.
Ben Berisha, Mitch O’Neill, Cam McDonald and Orr all scored in the first 10:11 to give the Ramblers an early 4-0 lead before Justin Thomas scored his first of two on the night to put the Shipbuilders on the board.
Jacob Conrad rounded out scoring on the power play with just under six minutes to play in the period.
Conrad added his second of the game and Orr and Jeff MacPherson scored in the second as the Ramblers jumped out to an 8-2 lead with Thomas scoring his second for the Shipbuilders.
MacPherson, with his second, and Maxime Richard scored third period goals for Amherst and Logan MacIsaac replied for the Shipbuilders.
Berisha and Richard each had three assists for the Ramblers, whiel MacPherson and O’Neill each had two. Conrad, Morgan Walker, Kyle Beckwith and Jamie Bishop added single assists.
Chase Marchand picked up the win in goal for Amherst, facing 32 shots. Max Feener faced 52 shots for the Shipbuilders.
Bottomley said the Ramblers have two games at home and want to win both of them.
“By winning tomorrow night’s game it will put us in first and anything can happen from then on,” Bottomley said.
Amherst has a home and home series with the Summerside Western Capitals hosting the Caps on Bill Riley night on Saturday and travelling to Summerside on Sunday.