Truro downs Amherst 7-1 in Eastlink division match-up
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Members of the Truro Bearcats react to losing their shutout bid Saturday night at Amherst Stadium. Nick Cass's goal at 1:33 of the third period (assisted by Ryan Caswell) was the lone bright spot for the Ramblers and their fans. Final score: Truro 7 Amherst 1.
AMHERST-The Truro Bearcats mauled the Amherst Ramblers on Saturday by a score of 7 to 1.
"The boys just didn't come out to play," stated Ramblers head coach and general manager Jim Bottomley following Saturday night's loss. "Our heads were elsewhere. Aside from a couple defensemen who checked hard all night, we didn't hit tonight. Our forwards didn't show up after we got down early."
New back-up goaltender Billy Clarke made his debut for the Ramblers tonight, stopping 33 out of the 40 pucks that he faced in a losing effort.
"The score probably would have been higher if it wasn't for Clarke," said Bottomley. "We're not a finesse team; we're a hard-working, hard-hitting team that just didn't show up tonight; no excuses. This is the most embarrassing loss since I've been here with the team."
The lone bright spot for the Ramblers, that gave their fans something to cheer about, came at 1:31 of the third period when Nick Cass scored on a pass from Ryan Caswell.
On Thursday December 5, the Ramblers lost 4-3 in a shootout on the road against the Pictou County Weeks Crushers. Bruce Hornbrook lit the lamp twice for the Ramblers in regulation while John Deacon added a single goal. Brett Shute, Nick Cass, Ben MacDonald and Travis Dowe each added a helper in a losing effort.
Next weekend, the Ramblers play three games: Friday, December 13 on the road against Valley before coming home to host the Campbellton Tigers on Saturday, December 14 and the Yarmouth Mariners on Sunday, December 15. Both home games start at 7:00 pm.
"We gotta get these three games, especially the two in our own division," said Bottomley.