Ramblers knock off Mariners, again
AMHERST?- The Amherst Ramblers have proved time and again they can roll with the top teams in the league and last night was no exception.
The Yarmouth Mariners found that truth out the hard way after coming to town and being dealt a 3-1 loss at the hands of a young Ramblers team.
Rambler goaltender Andrew Flemming shined bright for the Ramblers, allowing just one goal on 50 shots.
"Andrew Flemming was exceptional," Ramblers Coach Corey Crocker said. "And we had Richard Belliveau back in the lineup tonight and with his leadership qualities he was great to have back."
The first period had no scoring by either team but at 1:05 into the second, the Mariners Jordan Scott shoveled the puck past Flemming.
The Ramblers Travis Turner, Trevor Steen and Andrew Oakley responded with single markers of their own, with two assists going to Belliveau, and single assists for Jordan Escott, Matthew Squires, Lee Denny and Andrew Shears.
At the end of the second period the Ramblers found themselves with a two-man advantage but were unable to capitalize on the opportunity.
The third period found the Ramblers up against the ropes trying to fend off and aggressive Mariner team.
But Flemming came through as the Mariners out-shot the Ramblers 20 to 5 in the third frame.
"I feel good for the team," Crocker said. "They wanted a challenge like this after being beat by Truro and I feel happy for the kids. They worked hard and worked as a team. "
Mariner's goaltender Jocelyn Morrissette let three goals in on 23 shots.
The Ramblers don't play again until Saturday night when they host the Halifax Wolverines.