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Robert Fraser (left) and Luke Warner returned to Cumberland County Saturday night for the Lumberjacks versus Ramblers hockey game. Fraser and Warner, although originally from Cumberland County, took to the ice as Lumberjacks against the home team.
AMHERST – The Bridgewater CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks faced off against the Amherst Ramblers Saturday night. But for two of the Bridgewater players, it was a visit home to face off against the home team.
“It’s pretty exciting playing minor hockey here,” said Robert Fraser, originally from Advocate Harbour. “It should be pretty fun.”
For Fraser, it was the first time playing against the home team.
“I’m pretty nervous, but it’s just like every other game,” he said.
For teammate Luke Warner, originally from Amherst, it was the third time taking to the ice to play against the home team.
“Every year, coming here is pretty exciting,” said Warner before the game. “The fans tend to show their love for old players who have played here.”
Warner said coming back to the rink where he used to play hockey brought back some great memories.
“I love coming back here and playing in this rink because I won a championship here,” he said. “I had some good times playing in here and I miss it.”
While getting ready for the game that night, Fraser said he had a few tactics ready for when he took to the ice.
“(We’re) just going to play it like any other game,” said Fraser. “It should be fun. Just got to focus on the game.”
Fraser however took the ice with high expectations.
“Win,” said Fraser. “Full body (plays) and just win the game. That’s what we came here to do, we came here to get two points. They beat us in a shoot out last weekend and we’re coming back strong. We’re going to have a good game tonight.”
Although Fraser and Warner had high hopes for their game Saturday night, the Ramblers came out victorious with a 10-1 win.
For a slideshow from Saturday night’s game, visit cumberlandnewsnow.com