Phantoms and Colts jostling for playoff positions

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Colts have two home games this weekend

Scott Duncan (left) of the CIBC Wood Gundy Fundy Phantoms looks past a Valley Fuelers player during Sunday’s home game in Amherst. The Phantoms lost the game, 5-4, with Duncan adding one assist. Raissa Tetanish - The Citizen

Now that the New Waterford Jets have folded and are out of the Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League picture, the CIBC Wood Gundy Fundy Phantoms and the Oxford Tim Hortons Colts are contesting the third and fourth spots in the Central Division Junior C standings.

The Colts presently have 16 points to the Phantoms eight, and the Colts have seven games remaining in the regular season, while the Phantoms have eight games left to play.

What both teams have made it clear  that they want to avoid finishing in fourth spot in the standings,  forcing them to play the league leading Eastern Shore Mariners, who are also the NSJCHL defending champions.

The Phantoms didn’t help their cause Sunday when they played to a 5-4 loss to the Valley Fuelers at Amherst Stadium. 

(For full story, see the Jan. 15 issue of The Citizen)

Organizations: Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League, CIBC Wood Gundy Fundy Phantoms, Oxford Tim Hortons Colts The Citizen

Geographic location: Amherst Stadium

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