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Brandon Street scores

 

AMHERST – What a difference 0.2 seconds can make. That’s how much time was left on the board in the third period when #12, Andrew Smith, scored the Ramblers’ fourth goal, winning against the Yarmouth Mariners 4-3. That gives the Amherst team three wins to Yarmouth’s one in a best-of-seven final series for the Bent Division title.

It wasn’t a great start for the home team. Coming off what must have been a disheartening road loss in Yarmouth, the Ramblers saw two Mariners goals in the first period before answering with one of their own at 13:37, compliments of Brandon Street, assisted by Trevor Layton and Andrew Smith.

Any momentum that goal generated ran into an obstacle in the second period, when Yarmouth scored for a third time, making it 3-1. Again the Ramblers climbed back up, this time with a power play goal by Cole MacMillan, assisted by Ryan Matheson, at 16:58.

The Ramblers were one down going into the last period. Brandon Street earned his first star at 11:55, when he evened the score at 3-3, assisted by Trevor Layton and Ben MacDonald.

There was only about 10 seconds left on the clock when the Ramblers made their last push down the ice. But it was enough time – barely. Andrew Smith placed himself in the right spot at the right time to put the goal in. Official time: 19:59.

Richard Tingley started in goals for Amherst, replaced by Kody Blois part-way through the first. Total shots on net were even for the teams at 29.

Look for complete coverage in the Monday paper.

Organizations: Bent Division

Geographic location: Yarmouth, Brandon Street

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  • Vince Kennie
    March 25, 2012 - 17:01

    Looking good for the Ramblers to take the Bent Division title, one more win with three games left to do it in. Yarmouth would have to win the remaining three games, I like the Rambler's chances. Next game in Yarmouth Tuesday night and then (if necessary) back in Amherst on Thursday night once again. Bottomley has the team playing playoff hockey at this time and when one player does not show up, there is always some one else to fill the void. Brandon Street really played excellent playoff hockey last night. Blois, who has not played since before Christmas stole the show in goal, giving Tingley a chance to get some rest. Tingley played well vs Truro and in the first 3 games vs Yarmouth. With a goaltending tandem like the Ramblers have, they will have a shot at the League Title. Great to see the referee let the players play hockey last night(no foolish penalties called) Not sure about going to Yarmouth on Tuesday, a long drive and not sure if one can obtain game ticket(s). "GO RAMBLERS GO"

  • justagirl
    March 25, 2012 - 08:56

    What a win does not even describe it!! It was "THE" win,, they had to win that game. They trailed almost the entire game and still kept fighting, showed great character and team work. The boys really stepped up to fil in the spots of the missing guys and they played with heart kudos to them!! Bring it home boys!! one more to go!!!!!!!!!

  • Keith Cormier
    March 25, 2012 - 01:01

    Go rams go ll the way