Nip Antigonish on Saturday
Ramblers rob another one from Truro
AMHERST - Jordan Escott's second shootout goal proved to be the winner as the Amherst Ramblers defeated the Truro Bearcats 3-2 in Maritime Junior A Hockey League action in Truro on Sunday.
It was the third consecutive come-from-behind win for the Ramblers over Truro. The two teams meet again Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Amherst Stadium.
"Anytime you can win four points in your own division on a weekend is a plus," Rambler coach Corey Crocker said Sunday night, following the win in Truro and a 2-1 win in Amherst against Antigonish on Saturday. "This was a big confidence booster, to go on the road and come back against a pretty good team. It's nice that we're on the winning end of it this time."
Last year, it was the Bearcats who had a habit of coming back on the Ramblers.
Cody Roland and KC Brown scored for Truro, who were tied 1-1 after two periods and led 2-1 late in the third before Travis Turner tied it with his second goal of the game with just over two minutes to play.
Lee Denny, Brent Lynch and Andrew Shears had assists for the Ramblers.
On Saturday, Turner scored both goals as the Ramblers came back from a 1-0 deficit after two periods to nip Antigonish.
Tyson Cameron scored the lone Bulldog goal with Derek Smith and Andrew Oakley setting up Turner's tying goal on the power play at 1:19 into the final period. Adam Chipman set up Turner's winning goal - a short-handed marker - at 9:38.
"He (Turner) is a leader who works so well with Adam Chipman," Crocker said. "They are playing the best hockey of their careers and are giving this club solid leadership through their work ethic. It just goes to show how hard work is paying off."