Ramblers seek to rebound vs. Halifax

Sam McNeish
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The Amherst Ramblers are hoping home cooking can remedy their 0-3 start to the Maritime Junior A Hockey League season.

AMHERST - The Amherst Ramblers are hoping home cooking can remedy their 0-3 start to the Maritime Junior A Hockey League season.

The club will host the Halifax Wolverines on Saturday, seeking to avenge a 4-1 road defeat from Tuesday night.

We deserved a better fate than what we got down there, Corey Crocker, coach and general manager of the Ramblers, said.

We out-played, out-shot and out-hit them and certainly deserved the win. The positive is we are a better hockey club than them and if we continue to work in practice and on our fitness, the results will come, he added.

Amherst peppered goaltender Billy Stone with 44 shots and he did his part by stopping all but one on the night, a contribution which didnt go unnoticed by the Ramblers coaching staff.

You have to give him credit. he faced a lot of tough scoring chances and made some big saves, Crocker said.

On the other hand, they got some lucky bounces like the one on the fourth goal. They were getting a penalty called on them, we were skating six on three and one of their players slapped our guys stick and the puck went down the ice and into the net.

Crocker said the overall discipline had improved and they need to cut down on turnovers and bury scoring chances.



smcneish@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Maritime Junior A Hockey League

Geographic location: AMHERST

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