Ramblers do some shopping at Mariners fire sale

Jody Jewers
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AMHERST - The Ramblers were sorting through the discount bin at the Yarmouth Mariners fire sale yesterday, and it netted them a 20-year-old centre.
Peter Baldwin, a six-foot, 180-pound native of Port Williams, is expected to join the Ramblers today and debut Saturday against the Woodstock Slammers at the Stadium. He was obtained for future considerations, which usually means cash.
"We needed to bring in a 20-year-old who can play 20-year-old minutes," Ramblers head coach and general manager Corey Crocker said. "He's a fiery player who is good in the faceoff circle and brings experience and maturity to our club."
Baldwin has one goal - an empty-netter against the Ramblers in a 3-1 Yarmouth win on Sunday - and two assists to go with 39 penalty minutes in 23 games as a Mariner. He spent last season with the Port Hope Predators in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, amassing three goals and 10 assists in 45 games, and had six goals and three assists in 57 games with the MJAHL's Restigouche Tigers in 2007-08.
"We don't expect him to light the league on fire," said Crocker. "But he'll be a good role player for us."
The Mariners are in full makeover mode in an effort to get younger, with six trades in the last month, including shipping franchise goalie Justin Collier to Pictou County earlier this week. They only have one 20-year-old, captain Carl Hayes, on their roster following this deal.
Amherst now has three 20-year-olds on its roster. Captain Adam Chipman and defenceman Derek Smith are the others.

jjewers@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Mariners, Ontario Junior Hockey League, Restigouche Tigers

Geographic location: AMHERST, Port Williams, Port Hope Predators Pictou County

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