Two-goal first period lifts club to second straight win
Blues edge Elks
BROOKFIELD - Landon Crowe has not seen a lot of action between the pipes for the Cumberland County Cool Blues this season.
When he has been called into duty he has performed and last night was no different as the Springhill goalie made several key stops in the second period as the Blues defeated the Brookfield Elks 4-1 in Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League action.
"Landon hasn't played in a couple of weeks so we decided to give him the start. He responded well," Blues coach Ron Reynolds said following the game in which the club had to have a police escort out of the Don Henderson Memorial Sportsplex.
Colin Feehan, Travis Davis, Ryan Smith and Adam MacDonald scored for the Blues, who jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period only to see the Elks make it close with a second period goal.
The Blues added two goals in the third period to put the game out of reach.
"It's always a plus to come into Brookfield and get two points. They are a tough team to beat, especially in their own rink," Reynolds said.
The Blues were still missing several players last night including Seth Crowe, Matt Noiles, Andrew Brennan, Mark Rozak and Kirk Kelly. Crowe and Noiles will be back on Friday when the Blues host the Pictou County Scotians at the Richard Calder Arena in Springhill.
Reynolds was high on the play of several players including rookie forward Shane O'Byrne of Amherst.
"He had a really good game. He worked hard every shift and helped set up our third goal by creating a turnover just though backchecking," he said. "He's not getting points, but he's contributing in other ways.