Blues special teams power club to 8-1 win over Brookfield Elks

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Smith nets pair in victory

The Cumberland County Cool Blues scored six of their eight goals on special teams en route to an 8-1 victory ovr the Brookfield Elks here Sunday.

SPRINGHILL - The Cumberland County Cool Blues scored six of their eight goals on special teams en route to an 8-1 victory over the Brookfield Elks here Sunday.

The Blues avenged a 5-4 loss from one night earlier.

Ryan Smith, Shane O'Byrne and Cody Firth scored powerplay goals for Cumberland while David Burke, Nathan Lavigne and Cody Roach added shorthanded tallies for the Blues.

Smith's second of the game was at even strength and Hughie McCuish added a second period goal.

Justin Smith replied for the Elks who trailed 3-1 after one period and 7-1 after two stanzas.

Roach chipped in with three helpers while Firth and Andrew Brennan with a pair of assists each and Travis Davis, Smith, goaltender Matt Kimber, David Burke and Kirk Kelly added one helper each.

Kimber stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced and Brookfield's Darcy Baskin stopped 24 of the 32 shots sent in his direction.

The Blues have a busy week ahead of them as they prepare for the first game of the regular season on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. against the East Hants Penguins.

The Blues return home Friday to face the Windsor Royals in a 7:30 p.m. matchup at the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre and then wil host Kensington, P.E.I. in an exhibition contest Sunday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

Organizations: Cumberland

Geographic location: Kensington

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