Victory at home for Ramblers

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Ramblers lead series 2-1


By Darrell Cole

Amherst Daily News

AMHERST - The Amherst Ramblers created a traffic jam in front of Truro Bearcats' goalie Spencer Scott all night and it lead to a 4-0 win in Maritime Junior Hockey League Bent Division semifinal playoff action here Thursday.

With the win the Ramblers took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series with Game 4 back in Truro on Saturday night. Game 4 will be back in Amherst on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Maxime Richard opened the scoring just over 10 minutes into the first period when his long shot from the left faceoff circle fooled Scott and trickled across the goal line. Trevor Layton and Jamie Bishop added assists on the goal.

After killing off four consecutive minor penalties, the Ramblers opened up a two-goal lead 6:30 into the second period when Mathieu Boudreau's blast from the point through traffic eluded Scott with Layton and Brandon Street adding assists.

The Ramblers got a bit of a scare late in the period when Bearcats' forward Dylan McGuigan drove the net and ran into goalie Richard TIngley. Tingley remained in the game, while McGuigan was given a major and game misconduct.

With the teams playing four-on-four, Layton scored on a rebound with 12 seconds to play in the period with Street adding an assist.

Just as the McGuigan penalty expired, the Ramblers opened up a four-goal lead with Cole MacMillan setting up captain Justin Matthews as they broke in two-on-one. Boudreau added an assist.

Amherst outshot Truro 36-28.

The Ramblers will be without forward Brandon MacLean on Saturday as he sits out the second game of his two-game suspension from Game 2. Jordan Cox is also out.

Kody Blois made his return to the game last night, backing up Tingley. Brandon Parker was called up from the Windsor Royals to fill the void created by MacLean and the injury to forward Shane O'Byrne

CKDH 101.7 FM will have Saturday's broadcast from Truro.

Organizations: Maritime Junior Hockey League Bent Division

Geographic location: AMHERST, Truro, Brandon Street

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Recent comments

  • Vince Kennie
    March 10, 2012 - 22:43

    Big win for the Amherst Ramblers Saturday night in Truro, giving them a 3-1 series lead with the next game on Sunday in Amherst at 4 P.M. Amherst controlled the play in the first period and most of the second period with Truro coming to life in the third period. Truro tied the score at 4-4 late in the third, then Amherst regained the lead making it 5-4, an empty netter by Young made it 6-4 and that is all she wrote. See you in the JUNGLE on Sunday. " GO RAMBLERS GO"

  • Hockey Dad
    March 09, 2012 - 12:05

    The MHL should step in and suspend McGuigan for what was clearly a deliberate attempt to injure for the remainder of the season. Evans should also be fined and/or suspended as well.

  • Jack On The Rocks
    March 09, 2012 - 09:46

    Vince,you are right,he did a terrible job....Credentials,he has them..He is a Linesman in the QMJHL....not that it makes him a good ref here...he sux...

  • vince kennie
    March 09, 2012 - 09:31

    The same team (BEARCATS) that took out goalie BLOIS prior to XMAS also tried desperately to take out our goaltender (TINGLEY) last night. They also tried to take (STREET) out however both he and Tingley recovered and sure were great in helping the team blank the Bearcats. The Bearcats have a lot of depth and some really good players so I don'[t know why their coach sends certain players out to injure the Rambler players. Like I said before the referee is not capable of doing a game at this high level, (my opinion only) Sure great to see LAYTON playing up to his potential. "GO RAMBLERS GO"

  • Vince Kennie
    March 08, 2012 - 21:39

    Great win by the Ramblers, once again poor officiating by the same referee that blew the game in New Glasgow about a month ago where the Ramblers won 6-0. Hope the League executive will check this guys credentials. A lot of hooking ansd holding infractions by the Bearcast players were ignored while the Referee was looking right at the situation. Hope to make the trip to Truro on Saturday and also see once again a lot of the Rambler fans take in the game. "GO RAMBLERS GO"