Colts lose Game-1 to Rhino

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A Rhino takes a shot in front of the Colts bench at Amherst Stadium.

AMHERST – The Amherst Colts lost 7-4 to the Fundy Rhino in Game 1 of their best-of-seven semi-final playoff series against Saturday at Amherst Stadium.

First Period:

The Rhino took a 2-0 lead in the first period of the Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League contest before the Colts scored with 30 seconds left in the frame.

Ryan Horseman scored the goal on a power play off a pass from Aaron Crocker and the period ended with the Rhino up 2-1.

Second period:

The Colts tied the game early in the second period when Andrew Barron scored a short handed, unassisted goal less than a minute into the period.

Ryan Legere put the Colts up 3-2 two minutes later with an assist from Nathan McCue.

The Rhino tied the game 3-3 with 9:01 left in the period but McCue scored with 42 seconds left in the period, giving the Colts a 4-3 lead going into the second break. Spencer Maskill assisted on the McCue goal.

Third period:

The third period was all Rhino. They scored four unanswered goals, winning the game 7-4.

Matt Caron faced 24 shots playing in goal for the Colts, and his teammates had 17 shots on Colts goaltender Eric Durand.

Game 2:

The second game of the series was scheduled for Sunday at 4 p.m. but, because of the snowstorm, was rescheduled for Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Amherst Stadium.

Game 3 and Game 4 are in Truro at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre.

Game 3 is Friday at 8 p.m., and Game 4 is Sunday at 8 p.m.



Organizations: Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League, Game 4, Rath Eastlink Community Centre

Geographic location: Amherst Stadium, Truro

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