Blues look for payback against Antigonish

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SPRINGHILL - It may be early in the season to talk about playoff intensity, but thats just what Ron Reynolds wants to see when his Cumberland County Cool Blues host the Antigonish Bulldogs in Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League action here tonight.

Blues look for payback against Antigonish

SPRINGHILL - It may be early in the season to talk about playoff intensity, but thats just what Ron Reynolds wants to see when his Cumberland County Cool Blues host the Antigonish Bulldogs in Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League action here tonight.

The Bulldogs are the only team to have found a way to beat the Blues this season and the two clubs will meet with first place on the agenda. A single point separates the first-place Blues from the Bulldogs.

They have a great skating team that works hard. Theyre not overly big but they play tough, Reynolds said. We had a really intense practice on Wednesday night and I think the boys are ready to get at it.

Two weeks ago, the Blues rode a perfect record into the Antigonish Arena and were promptly handed a 5-2 setback, scoring three times in the second period to blow open a tied game after 20 minutes.

The Blues responded a week later by sweeping the Strait Pirates and Cape Breton Canadians on the road to regain first place while the Bulldogs defeated Pictou County on Wednesday night and East Hants last week to keep pace.

Were two evenly matched teams where all four lines are a threat when theyre out there. Whats it going to come down to is who capitalizes on their breaks and gets the better goaltending, Reynolds said. If the boys come out and battle hard and commit to being physical we should do OK.

The game is the only one for the Blues this weekend. They return to action next Friday when they host the Canadians in their only game next weekend.



dcole@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League

Geographic location: Cape Breton, Pictou County

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