SPRINGHILL – They may not have made the playoffs, but the Cumberland County Blues had no problem ending their season with one final win Friday night when the team hosted the Valley Maple Leafs.
While the first period remained scoreless, the Blues opened the scoring in the second period, taking in the first goal on the power play, scored by Kevin Isherwood with Zac Black and Aaron Crocker earning assists.
The Blues went up 2-0 in the third period when Serge Boisvert scored his team’s second goal of the game with 4:44 remaining. Nicholas Doucet and Jessie Colburne both earned assists on the play. The Leafs scored their only goal of the game with 53 seconds left but the Blues made their final game one to remember as Zac Black scored the team’s third and final goal of the game with three seconds remaining with Jessie Colburn and Tyler Gould earning assists.
“It’s nice to go out on a high note,” said head coach Rob McLure after the game. “Jesse Cox, my goalie, has been stellar. Cox won the first half for us and the boys committed.”
McLure said the boys are young but when they work hard and play to their caliber, they can win.
“I went for the win and it was a nice win,” he said. “The boys deserved it and the fans deserved it.”
Team captain Tyler Gould, who finished his career with the Blues that night, was happy to go out with a bang.
“It was awesome, the best feeling ever,” he said. “Not very many guys can go out and say they won their last game. I guess I can say that. The boys showed up today, they battled and I appreciate it. I’m not bragging, but it was probably one of the best games I’ve played in a month or two, since Christmas time. Everything seemed to work out and go right tonight. It was fun.”
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