Ramblers win first game in series

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Celebrating a victory

 

AMHERST – It begins.

The Amherst Ramblers defeated the Truro Bearcats in a 3-2 over time victory Saturday night. It was the first in a best-of-seven Bent Division semi-final series.

 More than 1,100 spectators filled the Amherst Stadium to watch their team take on its Truro rival. The Bearcats posted the first goal at 4:56 in the first period. Shane O’Byrne, assisted by Ryan Matheson, answered at 9:35. Trevor Layton served a minor penalty for hooking.

The second period was scoreless, although Truro received three minor penalties.

In the third period, however, Maxime Richard made a statement – assisted by Layton and Brandon Street – dropping the puck in the net just 56 seconds in. The score was 2-1 and there it sat for 18 minutes. Victory was a breath away when Truro scored at 19:07. Each team received a minor penalty that period.

The Ramblers didn’t keep the crowd on the edges of their seats for long. Just 1:26 into OT, Maxime Richard again paid a visit to Spencer Scott, with help from Layton and Mathieu Boudreau. End of game, 3-2.

Game 2 is Tuesday night, 7:30 p.m., at the Colchester Legion Stadium.

Geographic location: Amherst Stadium, Brandon Street, Colchester Legion Stadium

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  • Vince Kennie
    March 05, 2012 - 11:56

    A win is a win and hope that the Ramblers can keep the momentum going in Truro Tomorrow night. Although Amherst won 3-2, from my point of view behind the net, Truro scored a goal, not sure why the referee called it no goal, sure took him long enough to decide, the puck hit the back(inside) of the net and came back out. Like I said a win is a win. Yarmouth squeaked by Metro last night, so anything is possible in that series(with the next game in Metro). Hope to make the trip to Truro with several loyal Rambler fans. "GO RAMBLERS GO"