Vikings lose Game 1 in overtime

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Published on February 25, 2014

Brodie Deegan skates up ice with the puck.

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The officlal calls a new Vikings player to the faceoff circle.

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Vikings scramble for the puck.

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Coach Wayne MacKenzie talks to his players during a time out.

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A Viking player makes a pass.

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Vikings assistant captain Alex VanSnick

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Brandon Greeno skates up ice with the puck.

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Two Vikings wait for the faceoff.

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Gaoltender Evan Mackenzie gets bowled over by a Vikings player and a Nighthawk who ended up in the net.

Published on February 25, 2014

Vikings lose Game 1 in overtime

Published on February 25, 2014

Although shaken, Mackenzie stayed in goal, while the Nighthawk crawls out of the net.

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The Vikings skate from the bench while the Nighthawks celebrate the win.

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The teams shake hands after the game.

AMHERST – The Amherst Regional High School Vikings hockey team lost 2-1 in overtime to the Northumberland Regional High School Nighthawks last night at Amherst Stadium.

“We played hard we just couldn’t buy any goals,” said Wayne MacKenzie, Vikings head coach.

“We don’t like losing in our own barn,” he added. “This is the first time we got beat by those guys in a long time in our own barn.”

The game was the first game of a best-of-three, Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation showdown against the Nighthawks.

Down 1-0 early in the first, the Vikings Brodie Deegan scored the lone Vikings goal off a passes Justin Leach and Bailey Embree, tying the game 1-1. The goal was scored on the power play at 5:11 into the first period.

The Nighthawks scored the next goal of the game at 3:46 into the extra frame.

“Playoff hockey is a game of bounces and they got the bounces,” said Darrell Cole, Vikings assistant coach.

Vikings goaltender Evan MacKenzie faced a total of 25 shots in the game, while his teammates had 16 shots on Nighthawks goaltender Brandon Snell.

Cole says MacKenzie helped keep his team in the game.

Matt Hunter will get the call in net Wednesday night in Westville where they will play Game 2 against the Nighthawks.

Game 3, if necessary, will take place Friday night at Amherst Stadium.

 

 

 

Organizations: Amherst Regional High School Vikings, Northumberland Regional High School Nighthawks, Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation

Geographic location: Amherst Stadium, Westville

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