Drop hard fought 3-2 decision to Halifax
The Cumberland County Atom AA Ramblers lost 3-2 to Halifax in the provincial championship game on Sunday.
© Bruce Trueman – For the Citize-Record
The Cumberland County Amherst Fire Department Ramblers lost 3-2 to Halifax in the Nova Scotia Atom AA championship on Sunday in Halifax. Members of the team include: goalie Karter Giffin (out front), (middle, from left) Ty Ingraham, Madden Miller, Cody McKay, Colson Brown, Noah Harrison, Matthew Hunter, Simon Hurley, Grayson Cann, Jayden Matheson, (back, from left) assistant coach Mike Hunter, head coach Colin Brown, Jeremiah Martin, Ty Beed, Ethan Casey, Kyle Hurley, Elizabeth Lirette and assistant coaches Grayson Ingraham, Darrell Cole and Mike Miller. Missing is assistant coach Jerry Harrison.
HALIFAX –Benjamin Mercer scored the winner early in the third period as the Halifax Hawks defeated the Cumberland County Amherst Fire Department Ramblers 3-2 to capture the Nova Scotia Atom AA hockey championship on Sunday.
Mercer’s goal came eight seconds after Noah Harrison scored to tie the game for the Ramblers.
Zachary Lorette and Zachary Welsh also scored for the Hawks, while Ethan Casey had the other Ramblers’ goal with Cody McKay, Grayson Cann, Colson Brown and Ty Ingraham adding assists.
Ramblers’ goalie Karter Giffin was named the all-star goalie, Matthew Hunter was the top defenceman and Harrison was top scorer in the three-day tournament.
Needing a win in their final round robin game to advance to the final, the Ramblers got two goals and an assist from Harrison en route to a 3-0 win over the Western Valley Spartans.
Hunter added an assist, while Giffin recorded the shutout.
The win came after a 2-0 loss to Halifax.
Cumberland County opened with a 4-2 win over the Chebucto Atlantics on Friday.
Brown had two goals and Casey and Kyle Hurley each scored once while Harrison and Hunter each had two assists and Elizabeth Lirette, Ty Been and Ingraham each had assists.
Cody Jollymore Godfrey and Stephen Purdey scored for Chebucto.
In their second game, the Ramblers jumped out to a 5-1 lead and then held off a late rally in a 6-5 win over the TASA Ducks.
Harrison and Brown each had two goals and an assist for the Ramblers while Beed also scored twice. Madden Miller had two assists and Hunter and Hurley each had one.