Ramblers hosting Bridgewater on Saturday

Darrell Cole
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Coming off 6-2 win over Truro

The Amherst Ramblers have just one game this weekend.

Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers’ forward Brock Morrison will not be in the lineup Saturday when the club hosts the Bridgewater Lumberjacks. Morrison suffered a head and neck injury in Monday’s 6-2 win over Truro.

AMHERST – There are no easy wins in the Maritime Junior Hockey League.

It’s something Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers coach Jim Bottomley wants to impress upon his players as they prepare to host the Bridgewater Lumberjacks in MHL action on Saturday.

Game time is 7 p.m. It’s the lone game of the weekend for the Ramblers, who exited a busy stretch of the schedule with a 6-2 win Monday against the Truro Bearcats.

“We’ve played a lot of games in the last seven days and we’re looking forward to our only game of the weekend on home ice,” Bottomley said. “We can’t rest easy though and take a team like Bridgewater for granted. They won’t be an easy win.”

The Lumberjacks, who host the league-leading Weeks Crushers tonight, sit in last spot in the Eastlink Division with a single win and four points. The Ramblers sit in fourth in a suddenly tight division with only nine points separating first from fifth.

Going into the game, Bottomley said he’s still looking for consistency from his players and doesn’t want them looking beyond Bridgewater to Nov. 22 and 23 when they’re on the road to face Campbellton and Miramichi.

The Ramblers played their first game of the season against Bridgewater on Nov. 1 in Lunenburg and had to rely on single goals by Ryan Caswell and Brock Morrison in the second and third periods to escape with a 4-2 win.

Morrison will not dress this weekend after suffering a head and neck injury against Truro on Monday. Morrison was out cold briefly after striking his head on the boards. Bottomley said test results have been good, but he’s not going to dress Morrison until he’s ready to play medically.


Twitter: @ADNdarrell

Organizations: Amherst News, Maritime Junior Hockey League, Eastlink Division

Geographic location: Miramichi, Lunenburg

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