Phantoms blown out in home opener

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Emotional ceremony honours teammates killed in auto crash

It was a tough day for the Fundy Phantoms.

SPRINGHILL - It was a tough day for the Fundy Phantoms.
Alex Keinapple score five times en route to an 11-1 drubbing of the Cumberland based club.

The team retired the jerseys of former team captain Corey Bates and alternate captain Nick Merrill. Both who tragically lost their lives in an auto accident this summer in an emotional pre-game ceremony. (For a full story and photos, see Tuesday's edition of the Daily News).

The families of both players met with team captain Chris Dwyer and alternate captain Richard Morris at centre ice where they were presented with the sweaters both players wore for three seasons as members of the Phantoms.

The numbers 5 and 10 were retired by the club and will hang in the Parrsboro Lion's Arena in memory of the players. The players will also wear a patch on their sweaters this season in memory of the two players

Keinapple spoiled the emotional day for the Phantoms in their home opener in Springhill with an 11-1 win, a contest that started 90 minutes late when officials did not arrive to work the contest.
Kyle Hallett got a pair of goals and single markers went to Jeremy Simmons, Nick Siteman, Joey Brandon, and Craig MacDonald for the Crunch.
Ryan Arbing scored the lone Phantoms goal. Richard Morris and Kyle Harvey picked up assists.
Ken Terris took the loss in goal stopping 38 of the 47 shots he faced before giving way to Steven Brown who allowed two goals on six shots.
Murray Daye got the win stopping 19 of 20 shots on goal.

Organizations: Daily News

Geographic location: SPRINGHILL

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