Ramblers fall to Crushers...again

Justin Dickie
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AMHERST The three games between the Amherst Ramblers and Pictou County Weeks Crushers previous to Saturday nights contest at the Amherst Stadium all had the same result a 3-2 Pictou County win.

Ramblers fall to Crushers...again

AMHERST The three games between the Amherst Ramblers and Pictou County Weeks Crushers previous to Saturday nights contest at the Amherst Stadium all had the same result a 3-2 Pictou County win.

Saturdays tilt was no different as Alexandre Quessy made 44 saves through regulation and overtime, then bested all four Amherst shooters in the shootout to lift the Crushers to yet another 3-2 win over the Ramblers.

He stole the game, for sure, Ramblers coach Corey Crocker said after the game. He stood on his head. He was very good. He gave those guys an opportunity to win.

Quessy and the Crushers have had Amhersts number lately, but Crocker said his team just hasnt caught as many breaks in these tight games.

The games are close, 3-2, they can go either way, Crocker said. Two of them were in the shootout. Its a one-goal difference. We just gripped the sticks a little too tight.

It didnt help the Ramblers case that they had to start Saturday nights game with five defencemen dressed, as Andrew Shears was out recovering from a bout with mononucleosis and Drew McLaughlin was serving part of a two-game suspension for partaking in the second fight during the same stoppage in play against Restigouche last weekend.

So it made matters more challenging when Eric Boudreau was tossed from the game two minutes in for checking from behind. Then Trevor Steen left the game with an undisclosed injury.

Down to three defensemen for a good chunk of the night, forwards Jonathan Pardy and Adam Verrette occasionally moved back to defence and worked double duty.

With the makeshift defense corps, Amherst controlled much of the third period and overtime, outshooting Pictou 18-9 in the final 25 minutes.

But ultimately, the Ramblers couldnt solve Quessy a third time.

Shane OByrne and Paul Roebothan scored for Amherst, while Geoff Hum notched both regulation goals for Pictou and Shawn ODonnell scored the shootout winner. Andrew Flemming made 31 saves for the Ramblers.

Crocker said after the game there are some guys on the team who need to step up offensively, but wouldnt name names.

Our guys who we need to score gotta score, thats the bottom line, Crocker said. Were at game 20 now and some guys arent producing. Were probably going to have to evaluate that in the next couple of weeks. Those guys need to start producing.

The Ramblers now sit in fourth place in the Maritime Junior A Hockey Leagues Bent Division with a 10-7-1-2 record and have won just two of their last 10 games.



Organizations: Maritime Junior A Hockey Leagues Bent Division

Geographic location: Pictou County, Amherst Stadium, Restigouche

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