Ramblers lose in Pictou, 1-0

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Ramblers beaten

By Darrell Cole

Amherst Daily News

AMHERST – Amherst Ramblers coach Jim Bottomley is about to send a strong message to his hockey team: play a full 60 minutes or be prepared to sit.

Bottomley was still smarting after the Ramblers blew a late lead and lost to the Summerside Western Capitals in Maritime Junior Hockey League play Wednesday.

The Ramblers fared no better tonight in New Glasgow, getting blanked 1-0 by the Pictou County Weeks Crushers. Mitchell Deruelle accounted for the scoring at 8:16 of the third period. Ramblers goalie Richard Tingley stopped 31 shots.

“We need to get back to a full 60-minute effort. It’s cost us two games that we should have won and it’s got to stop,” Bottomley said prior to last night’s game. “We took a couple of bad penalties and they tied it up and scored the winner right after that. We lost our focus for a couple of minutes and it cost us the game.

“The guys who are prepared to do what it takes to win will be the ones who play.”

The Ramblers return to action at home Saturday when the club faces the Metro Marauders, who shut out the Truro Bearcats 2-0 last night in Dartmouth. Game time is 7 p.m.

On Sunday, Amherst is at Arthur J. LeBlanc Arena in Dieppe for an afternoon contest against the Commandos at 2:30 p.m. Dieppe beat the Ramblers 2-1 in October.


Geographic location: Pictou, NEW GLASGOW, Amherst Stadium

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Recent comments

  • Interesting
    January 27, 2012 - 13:33

    Vince, have you inquired to see if there are any coaching positions available with the team. It seems you have a strong and accurate grasp on the 'ins-and-outs' of this hockey team. Perhaps this inexperienced coaching staff would appreciate access to your untapped hockeymind. Just a thought.... seems like they need something to get this group going down the stretch!

  • The Great White Hunter
    January 27, 2012 - 12:39

    FAN(WHOEVER YOU MAY BE) Your comments are questionable, until you know all the facts of what occured in Bridgewater last year I wouldn't say that they got rid of their GM. It may have been a money matter and maybe(just maybe) they still owe him some salary from last year.

  • digger
    January 27, 2012 - 11:18

    my comment is to fan.listen every team has a bad streak during the season.this team is where it should be fighting for first whats wrong with that?and if you think jimbo is worst than crocker and lewis your crazy.look at the standings after 6 years of crocker losing game after game.we made the playoffs with 16 games left in the season when was the last time we werent fighting to make the playoffs anyway jimbo do what has to be done.and a note to fan you will be writing a different comment in the days to come go rams

  • fan
    January 27, 2012 - 07:19

    the executive had the gut,s to fire the gm last year because the rams were not winning now get rid of this guy befor it,s to late.it,s obvious this team is loaded with talent from lines 1 to 4 and can,t win at crunch time.they will soon be playing for 4th place like last year. bridgewater got rid of him last year then 5 or 6 players quit this year so what does it take.what a shame to see this team go to waste when they could very well win it all.fix it now while theres still time left.

  • Vince Kennie
    January 27, 2012 - 01:11

    In addition to my recent blog, I must say thet Amherst outshot Weeks and still lost 1-0. Amherst Ramblers took 6 penalties to Weeks 1. The Standings are tightening up. Yarmouth has 53 points with 12 games left to play in regular season play, Amherst has 52 points with 14 games left, Metro has 51 points with 11 games left, Truro has 49 points with 13 games left, Weeks has 49 points with 12 games, then there is Bridgewater with 27 points. Amherst can still take first place in the Bent division, however they are going to have to win.