Halifax pounces on tired, shorthanded Ramblers

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Grab 3-1 victory

The Halifax Wolverines took advantage of a sluggish start by a tired and undermanned Amherst Ramblers en route to a 3-1 victory Saturday.

Halifax pounces on tired, shorthanded Ramblers

AMHERST (Staff) - The Halifax Wolverines took advantage of a sluggish start by a tired and undermanned Amherst Ramblers en route to a 3-1 victory Saturday.

Matt Snow and Scott Theriault gave the Wolverines a 2-0 lead before the game was nine minutes old. Snow's goal came on a tip in and Theriault flipped a backhander high over the gloveside shoulder of Amherst netminder Andrew Flemming.

Andrew Shears scored a powerplay goal at 8:38 from Andrew Oakley and Jordan Escott.

Earlier in the period Amherst had a goal dissallowed when it was determined one of the Ramblers players was pushed into goaltender Billy Stone of the Wolverines.

Rudy Allen gave the Wolverines the two-goal cushion back when he scored later in the period.

Both teams challenged in the third period, but both netminders were solid stopping every challenge that came their way.

Stone stopped 36 of the 37 shots he faced and Flemming turned aside 28 of the 31 he faced.

Amherst returns to action Tuesday night against the Truro Bearcats while Halifax plays in Summerside against the Capitals on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Organizations: Capitals

Geographic location: Summerside

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