Blow three-goal lead in Yarmouth
© Dave Mathieson - Cumberland News Now
When not playing, the Ramblers practice at Amherst Stadium Tuesday night's at 8 p.m., and Thursday night's at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to go watch.
AMHERST – The Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers were involved in two high scoring Maritime Hockey League games this weekend; one they lost, the other they won.
The Ramblers were at home Saturday night where they beat the Bridgewater Lumberjacks 8-3.
The Ramblers took a 3-0 lead in the first period off goals from Alex Rawding, Justin Thomas and Bruce Hornbrook, before the Lumberjacks were able to make it a 3-1 game at 10:20 into the first.
Serge Boisvert scored 24 seconds later and the period ended with the Ramblers up 4-1.
Jamie Bishop and Nick Cass assisted on the Rawding goal, Hornbrook and Ben MacDonald assisted on the Thomas goal, Francis Alarie assisted on the Hornbrook goal, and Ross Martin and Robert Davis assisted on the Boisvert goal.
The Lumberjacks came out in the second period and made it a 4-2 game before Ben MacDonald and Alarie put the Ramblers up 6-2.
Ryan Caswell and Brock Morrison assisted on the MacDonald goal, and Thomas and Hornbrook assisted on the Morrison goal.
The Lumberjacks also scored the first goal in the third period and, just like the second period, the Ramblers finished the period with two goals of their own.
Alarie scored off passes from Willie MacDonald and Thomas, and Cass scored off assists from Zach MacEwen and Rawding.
Richard Tingley faced 37 shots in goal for the Ramblers, and his teammates had 39 shots on Lumberjacks goaltender Cory Petersen.
Ramblers vs. Mariners
On Friday the Ramblers were in Yarmouth where they lost 7-4 to the Mariners.
The Ramblers led the game for the first two periods but the Mariners scored four unanswered goals in the third period to win the game.
The Mariners scored the first goal of the game at 10:57 into the first period but the Ramblers were up 3-1 by the end of the period.
Alarie, Morrison and Caswell scored the goals. Morrison’s goal was unassisted, Thomas and Kyle Beckwith assisted on the Alarie goal, and Brett Shute and Cam McDonald assisted on the Caswell goal.
Ryan Caswell scored the first goal of the second period at 6:10 into the frame off assists from Ben MacDonald and goaltender Billy Clarke, putting the Ramblers up 4-1.
Yarmouth scored the last two goals of the second and the period ended with the Ramblers up 4-3.
The Mariners scored four goals and won the game 7-4. Their last goal was an empty netter.
Clarke faced 38 shots in goal for the Ramblers, and his teammates had 34 shots on Mariners goaltender Chase Gaudet.
The Ramblers are tied with the Mariners in the Eastlink Division with 57 points each. The Truro Bearcats are leading the division with 66 points, and the Pictou County Weeks Crushers are second with 63 points.
The Ramblers play the Crushers Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, and then play two home games over the weekend.
On Saturday they host the Dieppe Commandos at 7 p.m., and then on Sunday they have a re-match with the Mariners at 4 p.m. at Amherst Stadium.