Blues regain momentum with weekend sweep
SPRINGHILL - Not only are the Cumberland County Cool Blues becoming the team to beat in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League early on, they're learning how to win by playing sound defence.
The Blues returned from Cape Breton late Saturday night after picking up four points in a pair of wins over the Strait Pirates and the Cape Breton Canadians, giving up just three goals in two games.
"It was a tremendous weekend for us. The boys deserved the four points, they made a commitment to playing sound defensive hockey," Blues' coach Ron Reynolds said. "Anytime you only give up three goals in two games you stand a good chance of winning."
Cody Roach scored two goals and added an assist on Saturday as the Blues improved to 6-1 with a 4-2 win in Dominion against the Canadians.
Colin Feehan had a goal and two assists and Mark Rozak each scored once for the Blues, who were tied 1-1 after one period and led 3-2 after two, while Andrew Brennan, Travis Davis, Seth Crowe and Nathan Lavigne added assists.
John Carabin scored both goals for Cape Breton while Matt Kimber kicked out 20 shots for Cumberland County, who return to action on Friday at home against the Antigonish Bulldogs.
On Friday, Feehan had a goal and three assists to factor in all the scoring as the Blues defeated the Strait Pirates 4-1 in Port Hawkesbury. Roach, Crowe and David Burke each scored once for the Blues, who led 1-0 after one period and 2-1 after two.
Marc Levangie scored for the Pirates.
Kimber was against string between the pipes for the Blues kicking out 34 of 35 shots faced.