Colts looking to take league lead on Sunday

Dave Mathieson
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The Amherst Colts, seen here celebrating an overtime win over the Spryfield, hope to celebrate another win at Amherst Stadium on Sunday when they have a re-match with the Spryfield.

AMHERST - The Amherst Colts play a re-match against the Spryfield Silver and Black Attack Sunday at Amherst Stadium. The Colts and the Attack are tied at the top of the league standings.

"Right now we stand tied with them in the league once we get the two points that are supposed to be awarded to us because of a cancelled game," said Vaughn Martin, Colts assistant coach. "We're looking forward to taking over first place."

Martin couldn't attend the beginning of last Sunday's game against Spryfield because he was in Yarmouth to attend his son's hockey game.

Spryfield went up 2-0 after scoring two quick goals near the beginning of the second period. The first goal was on a Spryfield power play.

"Last game we went behind the eight ball," said Martin. "After a comeback like that and an overtime win we're confident we're going into the game as the favourite."

He hopes his team avoids needless penalties.

"The way the officiating is nowaday, they don't hesitate to put you down two men," said Martin. "Spryfield is a very good team and we can't give them any favours."

The Colts finalized their roster on Jan. 15.

"There's no more coming in and there's no more leaving," said Martin. "We're in a situation where there will probably be some healthy scratches coming into Sunday's game.

"So everybody is going to be hungry for a spot and there will be no free passes," he added. "There will be a chance to earn a spot, and people who have been there a while are going to have to work hard to keep their spot."

Martin hopes the fans come out to support the Colts on Sunday.

"The kids are playing really well and they deserve to have some hometown support."

The game starts at 4 p.m. at Amherst Stadium.




Geographic location: Amherst Stadium, Yarmouth

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