Game is Saturday at 7 p.m.
© Dave Mathieson - Amherst Daily News
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.