Nip Miramichi 2-1
Flemming key in Ramblers win
AMHERST - Simply awesome. That's probably the best way to describe the play of goalie Andrew Flemming.
Flemming was stellar between the pipes earning first star honours to pace the Amherst Ramblers to a 2-1 win over the Miramichi Timberwolves in MJAHL action here last night.
"That's why he's the Number 1 goalie," Rambler coach Corey Crocker said following the game. "We know he's going to have some off games but he's playing right now like he's the best goalie in the league."
The second-year Quispamsis, N.B., native kicked out 39 of 40 shots while Matt Squires and Doug Doyle scored second period goals with Jordan Escott, Andrew Oakley and Zack Carson each adding assists.
Michael Hynes scored with 42 seconds left to break Flemming's shutout bid.
Flemming was sharp throughout the contest, especially in the first period when Miramichi outshot the Ramblers 21-7 and during a two-man advantage late in the second period.
The win was the club's fifth in six games and was a measure of revenge, after the Timberwolves broke the Ramblers three-game winning streak on Saturday in Moncton.
Crocker said the win is a definite confidence-builder for his club in that wins over the Timberwolves and the Moncton Beavers, as well as a overtime win against Truro, shows the Ramblers can play with the best teams in the league.
The Ramblers return to action on Friday when they travel to Halifax before returning home to face the Halifax Wolverines on Saturday.