Phantoms win first two games of season over weekend

Dave Mathieson
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Oxford Colt Cody Sutton carries the puck out of his own zone during first-period action against the Jr. Mariners Friday night at the Oxford Arena. Dave Mathieson - The Citizen

AMHERST – The CIBC Wood Gundy Junior C Fundy Phantoms had just finished celebrating their first win of the season Friday night against the Oxford Tim Hortons Colts, when they went on to win their second game of the season Sunday afternoon against the Barrington Ice Dogs.

Both games were played at Amherst Stadium. In their 7-5 win over the Colts, Chris Mansbridge and Kevin Dodman each score two goals, while Matt Rose, Joshua Gilfoy and Myles Budd each scored singles.

For the Colts it Andrew Skinner scoring two for the Colts, while Chad Works, Brandon O’Brien and Myles Budd each scored singles.

Assistant coach for the Colts, Wayne Cormier, complimented the Fundy Phantoms on their spirited effort.

“The race for a playoff spot has just heated up and the rivalry will only get better as the teams face each other two more times during the regular season,” Cormier said.

Riley Parker earned the victory in the Phantoms net and faced 28 shots, while Josiah Bartlett took the loss in the Colts net, and he faced 25 shots on goal.

The Colts were missing eight players from their lineup due to suspensions and Cormier said it gave his team the opportunity to give some of his younger players plenty of ice time.

“I impressed on the play of three of our midget-age players who took a regular shift tonight,” Cormier said.

Cumberland Midget minor AAA player Andrew Skinner scored two goals, while his brother Tyler earned an assist.

Tatamagouche native Marc Cormier also took a regular shift on defence.

The Phantoms beat the Ice Dogs 3-2 Sunday afternoon at Amherst Stadium.

Also on Sunday afternoon the Colts lost 5-2 to the Jets in New Waterford.

The Colts’ loss, combined with the Fundy Phantoms’ win over Ice Dogs, has cut the Colts lead to one point over the Phantoms.

The Colts have the weekend off as they will be hosting a six-team ladies’ tournament, but the Phantoms have two games on tap.

On Saturday the Phantoms travel to Barrington to play the Ice Dogs, and then on Sunday they play a road game against the South Shore Wild.

Organizations: Ice Dogs, Jets

Geographic location: Amherst Stadium, Tatamagouche, New Waterford Barrington

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