Heading to provincials
The Cumberland County Ramblers are going to the N.S. Atom AA championships.
© Bruce Trueman – For the Amherst News
The Cumberland County Amherst Fire Department Ramblers are provincials bound after winning the Mainland Atom AA League championship. Members of the team include: Madden Miller, Jeremiah Martin, Cohen Ingraham, Karter Giffin, Noah Harrison, Jayden Matheson, (middle, from left) Ty Beed, Kyle Hurley, Ty Ingraham, Elizabeth Lirette, Colson Brown, Simon Hurley, Ethan Casey, Cody McKay, Grayson Cann, (back, from left) assistant coach Mike Miller, coach Colin Brown and assistant coach Grayson Ingraham. Missing are player Matthew Hunter and assistant coaches Mike Hunter and Darrell Cole.
KINGSTON – The Cumberland County Amherst Fire Department Ramblers are the Mainland Atom AA League champions.
The Ramblers scored three third period goals to defeat the Western Valley Spartans in the league championship game Sunday in Kingston.
After Ethan Casey gave the Ramblers a 2-0 lead after two periods, Jeremiah Martin, Colson Brown and Jayden Matheson added third period goals.
Madden Miller added two assists and Grayson Cann, Cody McKay, Elizabeth Lirette, Noah Harrison and Ty Beed each added assists.
Ryan Scholte and Braden Cotton replied for the Spartans.
Both Cumberland County and Western Valley advance to the Hockey Nova Scotia Atom AA Championship tournament in Halifax on March 21-23.
After going 4-0 during the round robin portion of the tournament, the Ramblers went up against the regular season champion Yarmouth Mariners in the semifinal.
Yarmouth went unbeaten during the regular season, but finished fourth in the round robin after tying two games.
Brown and Martin each scored two goals as the Ramblers defeated the Mariners 4-2 in the semifinal.
Cumberland County opened the tournament with a 3-2 win over the Truro Bearcats.
Harrison scored two goals and Brown had a goal and an assist for the Ramblers. Beed with two and Harrison and Casey with one each added assists,
Karter Giffin was sensational in goal making several big stops in the third period to preserve the win.
Mitchell Whooten and Ben Stevens added goals for Truro.
Beed and Martin each had two goals and two assists and Lirette had two goals as the Ramblers defeated the Antigonish Bulldogs 10-0.
Harrison had a goal and four assists, Brown had a goal and three assists, Kyle Hurley had a goal and two assists and Casey had a goal and an assist.
Giffin recorded the shutout and Ty Ingraham, Miller and Matheson added assists.
Beed scored two goals and McKay had a single marker as Cumberland County defeated Pictou County 3-1.
Brown had two assists and Simon Hurley, Cann and Casey each had one assist.
Tanner Steele scored for the Crushers.
In the final round robin game, McKay had three goals to pace the Ramblers to a 6-2 win over the Acadia Axemen.
Hurley had two goals and Lirette scored once.
Casey had three assists in the win and Cann and Miller each had one helper.