Colts give Rats a taste of bitter playoff rivalry to come

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The Fundy Phantoms appear destined to meet the division-leading Eastern Shore Mariners in Junior C playoff action, while the Oxford Colts seem to be headed for a showdown with the Avon River Rats. Cole Wood of the Phantoms is shown here in recent action against the Valley Fuelers. Raissa Tetanish - The Citizen

 

AMHERST – Considering the fact it was their first game of the New Year it would have been understandable if the Oxford Tim Horton Colts stumbled out of the paddock in their Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League game against the Avon River Rats Saturday night in Oxford.

Instead, the Colts bolted out of the gates and won the game by a score of 6-3.

Head coach Paul Atkinson was pleased with the Colts effort after having a month of hockey off due to bad weather and the New Waterford Jets dropping out of the NSJCHL.

The Colts travel to Barrington on Saturday to play the Ice Dogs, and return to Oxford on Sunday where they will host the Clare Lions at 3 p.m.

(For full story, see the Jan. 22 issue of The Citizen)

 

Organizations: Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League, Oxford Arena, West Division Ice Dogs

Geographic location: Oxford, Clare, Digby Barrington

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