Ramblers host Lumberjacks Saturday night

Dave Mathieson
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Travel to Yarmouth tonight

Jamie Matthews, Ramblers assistant coach, put his team through their paces during practice last night at Amherst Stadium.

AMHERST – The Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers play two Maritime Junior Hockey League games this weekend.

Tonight they’re in Yarmouth where they face off against the Mariners, and then on Saturday they return home where they host the Bridgewater Lumberjacks at 7 p.m.

“Yarmouth has been in a slide the last little bit, so they’ll be ready to go and battling hard,” said Jim Bottomley, Ramblers coach and general manager.

The Ramblers have had Yarmouth’s number lately but Bottomley says that in the past.

“In this league anything can happen in any game with any team, so you have to be ready for every game,” said Bottomley.

“This is our last visit there this year during the regular season, so it’s not going to be easy to pull out a win but we’re looking forward to it. It will be a challenge.”

Bridgewater is at the bottom of the Maritime Hockey League standings with 12 points, but Bottomley says they’re not to be taken lightly.

“There coach has done a great job with them this year, and you have to be ready for them,” said Bottomley. “They’re a young, hard working team. They skate well and they keep coming at you.

“Also, with the regular season winding down, we want to avoid injuries and give everybody a chance to play.”

Bottomley says both goaltenders, Richard Tingley and Billy Clarke, will play in goal this weekend.

“We’re getting to a point where there’s a lot of games coming up and we don’t want to tire anybody out for the playoffs.”








Organizations: Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers, Mariners, Maritime Hockey League

Geographic location: Yarmouth

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  • fan
    February 15, 2014 - 08:34

    time to put bishop and Davis on the end of the bench or not dress them. they continuously put their teammates in a hole. enough is enough.they combined for 16 min in penalties in the last 2 games that's almost a full period of hockey. if this continues then the rams have no chance to win in playoffs a real shame for the rest of team who are giving an honest effort every night.come on coaching staff get this fixed now before its to late.