SPRINGHILL ‚Äď The season ended for the Cumberland County Blues tonight in their fourth game ‚Äď and fourth defeat ‚Äď in a best-of-seven series against Port Hawkesbury‚Äôs Strait Pirates. It was the first round of the NSJHL playoffs. The score was 6-2.
Coach Dave Hyatt was gracious in defeat.
‚ÄúThey played a great series,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThe better team won ‚Äď they deserved it.‚ÄĚ
Hyatt praised the commitment of a core, dozen players.
‚ÄúWe need a big recruiting year,‚ÄĚ he said of next season.
Marcel Amirault scored for the Blues in the first period at 8:10, assisted by Devon Muir. In the second period, it was Coleman who put one in the net, with assists by Geoff Burke and Shaw.
Receiving one two-minute penalty each were Liam Carr, Shaw, Cody Taker and Muir.