Ramblers lose on road to Halifax, now 0-3 on season

Sam McNeish
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Chipman nets lone marker

The Amherst Ramblers remain winless in three starts in Maritime Junior A Hockey League regular season contests.

HALIFAX - The Amherst Ramblers remain winless in three starts in Maritime Junior A Hockey League regular season contests.

The youthful Ramblers jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal by veteran Adam Chipman at 14:26 of the first period from defenceman Travis Turner.

The Wolverines came out of the gate quickly in the third period and this proved to be the difference.

Rudy Allen scored his first of two on the night just 30 second into the stanza and Jeff Marchand made it 3-1 at 7:44. Allen added his second of the game, an unassisted and shorthanded marker at 14:59 to make it 4-1.

Halifax had two powerplay opportunities including a two-man advantage midway through the fist period when rookie Clifford Mugford was assessed a checking from behind penalty that netted him a two-minute minor and a game misconduct. Chipman received the same fate at 10:33 of the middle period.

Amherst outshot Halifax 15-8 in the opening period managing to get just one goal behind netminder Billy Stone.

They continued to press in the second period but had no luck as they peppered Stone with 16 shots.

Adam Beauchamp evened the game up at 1-1 when he beat Amherst netminder Andrew Flemming at the nine minute mark.

The game turned ugly in the final minute with Amhert's Jason Power battling Jared Barker of the Wolverines at 19:08 and Andrew Shears fought TJ Keeping two seconds later at 19:10.

Halifax finished the contest with 21 penalties to Amherst's 13. The Ramblers outchanced Halifax 11-5 with the man advantage.

Flemming stopped 26 of the 30 shots he faced while Stone stopped 43 of the 44 fired his way.

The two teams will meet again in Amherst in Saturday night in a 7 p.m. start.

smcneish@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Maritime Junior A Hockey League

Geographic location: Halifax, Amherst

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