AMHERST - Playoff hopes for the Amherst Ramblers faded Saturday night when the home team dropped a 5-3 decision to the Bridgewater Lumberjacks in front of a packed house at the Amherst Stadium.
Despite a two goal effort from Justin Matthews, including one with less than a minute on the clock, the Ramblers could not pull off the comeback. Andrew Wigg of Bridgewater sealed the deal at 19:42 of the third period.
Brandon Street also scored for Amherst, with assists coming from Mitchell O'Neill, Nick Brown, Robert Davis, Trevor Layton and Street.
Matt Stoddard led the Lumberjacks in scoring with two goals, while singles came from Michael Crawley, Tyler Noseworthy and Wigg.
The victory earned Bridgewater a playoff spot.
(For the full story, see Monday's issue of the Amherst Daily News)