Timberwolves ride two second period goals to win
The Miramichi Timberwolves scored twice in the second period en route to a 3-1 win over the Amherst Ramblers in MHL action on Saturday.
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Cam McDonald of the Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers turns away from Miramichi Timberwolves’ forechecker Trey Lewis in MHL action on Saturday in Amherst. Miramichi won the game 3-1.
AMHERST – The Miramichi Timberwolves scored two second period goals and added a third en route to a 3-1 win over the Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers in the final night of the Maritime Junior Hockey League regular season on Saturday.
After a scoreless first period, Rankyn Campbell redirected a pass by Ramblers’ goalie Richard Tingley before Brett Malone scored a shorthanded tally 11:12 into the second period.
Robert Davis scored on the power play before the end of the period, but Justin O’Reilly sealed it for the Timberwolves late in the third period.
“I thought with the kids in the lineup we played a pretty solid game against a very good hockey team,” Ramblers’ coach Jim Bottomley said after the game. “They had all their guys playing tonight, going for first overall. We had some key guys resting tonight and wanted to get through the game.”
Forwards Danny Walsh and Serge Boisvert sat out the game while a couple of others who did dress did not log a lot of ice time.
The Ramblers got a bit of a scare late in the second period when Tingley appeared to be favouring his knee after making a save on a slap shot from the point.
“He got a shot on the knee, just inside the pad, so we decided to leave him in the dressing room with some ice on it in the third,” Bottomley said. “He’ll be ready to go for the opener.
The game had a scary moment late in the third when Timberwolves’ defenceman Trey Lewis took a shot from the point in the jaw. He collapsed to the ice and left the ice in considerable pain. He did return for a shift before the end of the game.
Keegan Marcott, Stephen Sisco and defenceman Lucas Sangster all played for the Ramblers.
Bottomley said his team will be focused for the start of the playoffs. He’s not concerned about the lack of offence in the last two games that included a 4-0 loss in New Glasgow on Thursday.
“Even with some guys out of the lineup we should still be getting more offence. We’ll work on a few things in practice this week and work to get more pucks to the net on Thursday night,” Bottomley said.