Oxford Colts defeat rival Fundy Phantoms 7-3

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The Oxford Tim Horton Colts defeated the Fundy Phantoms 7-3 Saturday in Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey league action at the Oxford Arena. Rose Willigar - The Citizen

OXFORD - The Oxford Tim Horton Colts defeated their arch-rival Fundy Phantoms7-3 Saturday in Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey league action.

The Phantoms played a good road game, and received solid goaltending from Dylan Beaton as he had 47 shots from the Colts.

Josh Mouhelland made 20 saves in the Colts net.

Charlie Flemming opened up the scoring in the first period on a setup from defenceman Travis Davis.

The Colts dominated the second period as they outshot the Phantoms 17-4. If not for Beaton’s strong play the score could have been a lot higher.

The Colts went ahead 2-0 as Adam MacDonald scored on a set up from Justin Farrow and Cody Sutton.

The Phantoms then fought back to make the score 2-1 as B.J. Warren scored on a Colts giveaway. Defenceman James Chisholm set up the goal.

Brandon O’Brien gave the Colts a 3-1 lead as he was set up by Andrew Barron.

Fundy failed to take advantage of the Colts’ undisciplined play as they failed to capitalize on the Colts’ 10 minutes in penalties.

In the third period, the Phantoms fought back to make the score 3-2 as Matt Shapley scored on a scramble as he was set up by Brandon Crocker and Jeff Brooks.

The Colts then received a goal from Andrew Barron, as Brandon O’Brien set him up to give the Colts a 4-2 lead.

Justin Farrow added to the Colts’ lead on a set up from defenceman Bruce Burdock.

Speedy center Adam Macdonald then put the game out of reach with his second goal of the game.

The Phantoms cut the lead to 6-3 as Miles Budd scored from a setup from Matt Shapley.

Jordan Duggan scored the final goal of the game as he blasted a high shot over Dylan Beaton’s shoulder as Cody Sutton ended his Colts debute with his second assist.

To date the Colts have won the first two meetings between the clubs, taking the first matchup 13-0.

Saturday’s win gives the Colts a 2-2-1 record, while the Phantoms move to 0-5-1.

The Colts next game is scheduled for Friday, at 8 p.m. as they host the defending Atlantic champion Eastern Shore Mariners.

Geographic location: OXFORD, Nova Scotia

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