Brandon MacLean in action
AMHERST ‚Äď Some wins are sweeter than others. Dominating the Weeks Crushers 6-0 last Thursday was sweet. But beating the top-ranked team in the league 6-3, in front of a hometown crowd, might be even sweeter. And the big story of tonight had to be the performance of Rambler Mathieu Boudreau, who scored four goals ‚Äď more than the Woodstock Slammers managed with their entire lineup.
The Slammers scored first, on a powerplay. It was 8:27 in the first period. Then Mathieu Boudreau went to work, scoring twice, at 13:26 ‚Äď on a powerplay ‚Äď and 14:51. Both times he was assisted by Brandon MacLean and Jordan Escott. 2-1 for the Ramblers at the end of the first.
Woodstock fought back in the second, scoring twice in the first half. Then their nemesis, Boudreau, evened up the score 3-3 at 14:40, with an assist from MacLean. MacLean got a goal of his own, assisted by Escott and Cole MacMillan, two minutes later to give the Ramblers a one point lead starting the third.
Boudreau wasn‚Äôt done quite yet, though. On a powerplay, just after six minutes, he scored again, assisted by Jamie Bishop and Escott. Another seven minutes passed and Trevor Layton posted a goal, the final.