Ramblers face elimination Saturday at home

Dave Mathieson
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Game is Saturday at 7 p.m.

Ramblers bench boss Jim Bottomley shows his displeasure at a call during Tuesday's game at Amherst Stadium.

AMHERST – Game 6 will be like Game 7 for the Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers Saturday night at Amherst Stadium.

“We approach this as Game 7, win the game and move on,” said Jim Bottomley Ramblers coach and general manager. “It’s do or die and I know the guys are going to be up for it.”

The Ramblers trail the Truro Bearcats 3-2 in their Maritime Hockey League best-of-seven Eastlink Division final.

Except for a 7-2 blowout in Game 3 in Truro on Sunday, each game has been very close.

“We’ve been in a lot of close games all series, and all year, and we expect another close game,” said Bottomley. “Then we’ll go on to Game 7 where anything can happen.”

Bottomley said the team is looking forward to playing at home.

“We’ve gone over everything now, and playing at home can give us that that extra adrenaline now that can push us forward,” he said. “And certainly two days rest will help us and help them. It will make for a good paced game, that’s for sure.

“Playing at home is very important,” he added. “We’re in our second series with three home games, so we’ve been in that situation before. We just need to keep working and get the bounces, it’s that close.”

The puck drops Saturday at 7 p.m. at Amherst Stadium.

Advance tickets will be on sale at the Amherst Stadium box office Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 1 p.m. until game time.





Organizations: Maritime Hockey League

Geographic location: Amherst Stadium, Truro

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  • Vince Kennie of Northport
    April 12, 2013 - 11:07

    Win or lose the series vs Truro, you have made your fans proud to have come this far with all the injuries and suspensions that occured this play off season, you did good to beat a strong team out of Yarmouth and I am hoping that Truro will be gone after the next two games (easier said than done) however, give it your best shot. Hope that the JUNGLE is full on Saturday and looking forward to a trip in support of the Ramblers on Monday. "GO RAMBLERS GO"