Ramblers gunning for their fourth straight win over Truro

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AMHERST - While the season is only a month old, the Amherst Ramblers are already gaining a reputation in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League as one of its hardest-working teams.

Ramblers gunning for their fourth straight win over Truro

AMHERST - While the season is only a month old, the Amherst Ramblers are already gaining a reputation in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League as one of its hardest-working teams.

With three wins over the defending champion Truro Bearcats and wins over Meek Division favourites Moncton and Miramichi, not to mention a shootout loss to the nationally-ranked Woodstock Slammers, the Ramblers are becoming giant killers.

It just goes to show how far hard work can take you in this league. We have a group of guys here who are committed to our program and committed to going out there every game and working as hard as they can to win and its paying off, Rambler coach Corey Crocker said following his clubs 3-2 shootout win in Truro on Sunday. I cant say enough about the teams work ethic.

Sundays win was the teams third come-from-behind win over Truro this season - something the Bearcats were usually doing to Amherst in previous years.

The Ramblers will get another crack at the Bearcats tonight at 7:30 p.m. when Truro comes to town for their second encounter in three days.

In Sundays game, sophomore forward Travis Turner scoring two goals, including the tying goal in the third period, and Jordan Escott scored twice in the shootout for the win.

Were getting great leadership in the dressing room and on the ice from guys like Travis (Turner), Adam Chipman and Andrew Oakley. Theyre guys every team would love to have and guys no one wants to play against because they work so hard every shift and are in your face all the time, Crocker said.

Along with Escott, the Ramblers have been strong defensively behind second-year Ramblers Derek Smith and Andrew Shears with goalie Andrew Flemming being spectacular through the first 15 games of the season.

The Ramblers return to action on Saturday when they host the Yarmouth Mariners while on Sunday they are in Moncton to face the Beavers.



dcole@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Maritime Junior A Hockey League

Geographic location: Truro, AMHERST, Moncton Miramichi

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