Blues pull out win over Strait Pirates

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SPRINGHILL - The Cumberland County Blues return home victorious Friday night after their first of two away games. The Blues faced off against the Strait Pirates and pulled out a 3-1 win.

“We played smart and played our plan,” said Blues coach Rob McLure. “I wanted simple hockey tonight. I wanted them to do their job, control turn overs and jump on our chances.”

McLure said the Blues’ defence played a good game and goal tender Jessie Cox was great in net, only allowing the Pirates to scored one goal.

“It was 1-1 after the first period with us scoring first and the Pirates scoring on the power play,” said McLure. “It was a scoreless second period.”

Before heading out for the final period, McLure said they came up with a new game plan in order to secure the win. The team, he said, certainly delivered.

“We killed off several penalties and finally got one (goal) late when Jesse Colburne scored on the empty net,” he said. “I was pleased with everyone’s game tonight. They stepped up and played the play. This team is young but we can compete. We just need to keep it simple and capitalize on our chances. We did that tonight.”

The Blues have one more away game this weekend when they travel to Antigonish Sunday night to play against the Bulldogs.

jturner@amherstdaily.com

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