© Dave Mathieson - Cumberland News Now
Jonathan Tattrie celebrated this goal against the Penguins last Friday in Springhill, and Tattrie and his Blues teammates will have another opportunity to score more goals tonight when they host the Strait Pirates in Springhill.
SPRINGHILL - The Cumberland Blues will host the Port Hawkesbury Strait Pirates tonight at 7:30 p.m.
The Blues currently have a 1-3 record while the Strait enter the game with a 2-1 record.
Blues head coach Rob McLure said his team has simply given up too many shots per game.
"We will focus on dumping the puck in more," said McLure.
Goaltender Julien Savoie will get the start in net for the Blues.
This will be the first game of the season for Savoie after coming off a suspension while playing playoff hockey with the Amherst Jr. C Colts during the 2012-2013 season.
The Blues will dress local players Kyle Macdonald, who is playing this year with the Colts, and former Blues player Forrest Gallagher who is playing midget hockey this year.
The Blues travel to Berwick on Sunday where they will play the 3-0 Maple Leafs.
The Blues have a few players that will not be making the trip.
McLure said this is one of the disadvantages of having university students in their lineup, and they expect during long weekends that they will be missing the odd player as the students travel home for the long weekend.
The Blues will start veteran goaltender Jessie Cox Sunday in Berwick.
The Blues expect to get a lot stronger in the near future as the MHL Amherst Ramblers are currently overloaded with players, and the Blues are expecting a couple players to be sent down to their team.
Friday night some lucky fan will have the opportunity to win $5000 as Teazer's Pub and Eatery will sponsor the second period, 20 shots in 20 seconds contest.
Also, Ashley Blenkhorn will drop the puck to start the game.
The 17-years-old student at JC's TaeKwon-Do in Amherst is heading to Benidorm, Spain later this month where she will compete at the 2013 World TaeKwon-Do ITF Championship as part of Team Canada.