BRIDGEWATER – The Ramblers beat the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks on Bridgewater’s home ice tonight, 5-2.
“A big win,” said Coach Bottomley.
The boys had a slow scoring start this evening. The Lumberjacks put up the only goal in the first period. But then Amherst gathered steam. Trevor Layton scored at 2:50 in the second and Jamie Bishop at 5:45. No response from Bridgewater.
Kody Orr struck first in the third, with a short-handed goal at 5:28. Finally an answer from Bridgewater at 6:32 on the powerplay. But it was all Amherst after that: Brandon Street at 7:23 and Justin Matthews at (insult to injury) 19:52.
Jesse Cox was in goal for the Ramblers, stopping 31 of 33 shots. The Ramblers scored five times out of 48 chances on Billy Clarke, netminder for the defeated team.
Bridgewater Arena had a crowd of 577. Jamie Bishop was the first star of the game, and Trevor Layton the second.
The Ramblers are at home Saturday against the Weeks Crushers. First place is on the line, said Bottomley.