Ramblers lose in overtime to Mariners

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Published on February 23, 2014

Ramblers during a stoppage in play.

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Ramblers celebrate after scoring on Chase Gaudet in the third period. The goal put the Ramblers up 2-1.

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The Ramblers head to the bench after celebrating...

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...and then celebrate with players on the bench.

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The Mariners tied the game with less than a minute left in the game.

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Ramblers player Brock Morrison and Mariners player Morgan Messenger. Morrison had one assist in the game.

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Ramblers player Ryan Caswell, and Mariners player Bill Hartley. Caswell had one assist in the game.

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Francis Alarie looks up ice while bedlam breaks out behind him.

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Officials in front of the penalty box.

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Justin Thomas (left) and Alarie. Thomas had one assist in the game, and Alarie scored one goal.

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Ramblers captain Ben MacDonald also had an assist.

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Jim Bottomley, Ramblers head coach, talks to the officials after the game.

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He walks away after talking to them.

Ramblers have four games this week

AMHERST – The Yarmouth Mariners capitalized on an Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers penalty issued 18 seconds into the overtime frame, giving them a 3-2 win over the Ramblers during Maritime Hockey League action Sunday afternoon in Amherst.

With a little over four minutes left in the game, and with the game tied 1-1, the Ramblers went up 2-1.

Francis Alarie scored the goal off passes from Ben MacDonald and Justin Thomas, but with less than a minute to go the Mariners tied the game 2-2, forcing overtime.

Officials issued a penalty to Alarie 18 seconds into overtime, and Yarmouth scored on the power play at 1:26 into the extra frame, winning the game.

After the game, several players clapped the blade of their stick on the ice to sarcastically congratulate the officials on issuing the penalty, and coach Jim Bottomley walked over to the penalty box and spent more than a minute talking to the officials before making his way to the dressing room.

Yarmouth scored the first goal of the game at 5:34 into the first period, but the Ramblers tied the game 1-1 only 20 seconds later. Brett Shute scored the goal off passes from Ryan Caswell and Brock Morrison. There was no scoring in the second period.

Shots on goal was lopsided. Ramblers goaltender Richard Tingley faced 44 shots, and Yarmouth goaltender Chase Gaudet faced 25 shots.

570 people attended the game.

Ramblers vs. Commandos:

The Ramblers had a better game against the Dieppe Commandos Saturday night at Amherst Stadium, winning 6-3.

Cam McDonald had four points in the game, one goal and three assists, and Alarie score two goals.

Jamie Bishop added a goal and an assist, and Ross Martin and Caswell added one goal each.

Morrison, Shute and Bruce Hornbrooke had two assists each, and Travis Howe and Willie MacDonald had one assist each.

Shots on goal was 31 each.

Tingley faced 31 shots, while Dieppe had both their goaltenders between the pipes. Connor Wilkinson let in five goals on 22 shots, and Vincent Charest allowed one goal on nine shots.

790 people attended the game.

Four games this week:

The Ramblers are currently in fourth place in the MHL standings with 60 points, one point behind the Mariners but with three games in hand. The Ramblers have played 46 games to the Mariners 49.

The Ramblers have four games this week; three road trips and one home game.

On Tuesday they travel to Miramichi to play the Timberwolves, on Thursday the are on the road to Summerside to play the Western Capitals, on Friday they visit the Slammers in Woodstock, and then on Saturday they’re at home against the Capitals.

Game time is 7 p.m.

The Ramblers wrap up their regular season the following week.

On March 6, they’re in Pictou County to face off against the Weeks Crushers, and then on March 8, they host the Timberwolves.

 

 

Organizations: Mariners, Maritime Hockey League, Timberwolves Capitals

Geographic location: Amherst Stadium, Miramichi, Summerside Woodstock Pictou County

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