Travis Turner of the Amherst Ramblers skates away from the Weeks Crushers' net in MJAHL action on Tuesday. Amherst won that game but dropped a 3-1 decision to the Miramichi Timberwolves last night. Dave Mathieson - Amherst Daily News
MIRAMICHI?- The Amherst Ramblers almost performed some last minute heroics last night in Miramichi, but unfortunately for them the Timberwolves finished the Ramblers off in the dying seconds with an empty netter and won the game by a score of 3-1.
The first period saw the Timberwolves Justin Barbour score a power play goal at the 12:38 mark off assists from David Hicks and Chris Owens.
That was the only goal of the period, giving the Timberwolves a 1-0 lead going into the first intermission.
The second period also saw only one goal, and it came courtesy of the Timberwolves Scott Estey, who scored at the 8:54 mark of the period with the assist coming off the stick of Josh McCormack. The score was 2-0 at the end of the second.
With just 1:28 left in the game the Ramblers fought hard and managed to cut the lead in half on a power play goal from Travis Turner. Assists on the goal came from Andrew Oakley and Matthew Squires.
But it was to no avail. With only 19 seconds left in the game the Timberwolves Dylan Bellmore scored an empty netter, giving Miramichi a 3-1 win.
It was the first loss in the new year after defeating Charlottetown on Saturday and the Weeks Crushers on Tuesday.
The Ramblers Patrick O'Brien made 28 saves on 30shots, while Miramichi Goaltender Bradley Dyke made 28 stops on 29 shots.
The Ramblers were one for eight on the power play, while the Timberwolves were one for four with the man advantage.
Attendance for the game was 602.
The Ramblers return home on Saturday to take on the Antigonish Bulldogs, a team that has given the club fits this season.
After that, the Ramblers have a busy week ahead of them, as they travel to Campbellton on Tuesday, to Charlottetown on Thursday and then to Antigonish on Friday.
They then return home on Saturday, Jan. 19, to take on the Restigouche Jr. A Tigers.