Ramblers take third with win over Tigers

Dave Mathieson
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AMHERST?- It's steady as she goes for the Amherst Ramblers as they continue to wrack up wins on the road towards the playoffs.
Last night they managed to retain sole possession of third place in the Bent Division after a 6-4 win over the Tigers in Restigouche.
"I don't pay much attention to the standings," Ramblers coach Corey Crocker said. "I think the win does put us in third place but we're not going to concentrate on that, we're going to focus on developing our hockey team like we did for the last 50 games."
Crocker said they were lucky to squeak a win out of Restigouche last night in what was very much a back and forth game.
The Ramblers opened up the scoring in the first period off a goal from Adam Chipman.
The Tigers then took the lead with two goals of their own before the Ramblers Andrew Oakley tied the game up at 17:16 into the period.
The Tigers took a 3-2 lead in the second before the Ramblers took a 4-3 lead off goals by Travis Turner and Matthew Squires.
But the Tigers refused to give in.
They tied it up at 4-4 at 7:25 into the third, but the Ramblers answered back with a second goal from Chipman and a single marker from Derek Smith.
A positive Crocker brought out of the game was the fact his team wracked up only three penalties, one in the second period and two in the third.
But when it came to lapses in the Ramblers play, Crocker said, "We have to concentrate more on being consistent over the course of the entire game."
Ramblers assists came from Turner, Jordan Stapleton, Zack Carson, Lee Denny, Chipman, Jordan Escott, Andrew Brennan, Oakley, two from Andrew Shears and one from Squires.
The Ramblers travel to Halifax on Thursday, then Friday and Saturday they travel to Yarmouth to take on the Mariners


Organizations: Tigers, Bent Division, Mariners

Geographic location: Restigouche, Halifax, Yarmouth

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