Ramblers renew cross-border rivalry with Moncton Beavers
AMHERST?- If there are riots in the streets tomorrow night in Moncton it can only mean on thing: the Amherst Ramblers are in town.
Actually, it could mean two things, the Amherst Ramblers are in town and so is heavy metal music prince of darkness Ozzy Osbourne.
But if it's hard hitting hockey you're after instead of hard hitting heavy metal music, the place to be is the Tim Hortons 4 Ice centre where the Ramblers will face off against the Moncton Beavers.
"It's a first class rink and it's a great atmosphere," said Ramblers coach Corey Crocker. "And it's a short trip so the legs don't get tired because you're not on the bus so long."
Once in the arena Crocker's team will play tight, hard core hockey.
"I think last night we battled hard against Miramichi and I expect nothing less from our team against Moncton," said Crocker. "We stuck up for each other last night and we'll do the same in Moncton."
The two teams have met three times this season.
"They were very close games but we won two of the three games," said Crocker.
Crocker says the Beavers are building toward next year's Fred Page Cup that will be played in Moncton.
"They've done a great job of rebuilding the team," said Crocker. "They have a very well balanced team and they are winning a lot this year. They're one of the top teams in the league."
In other Rambler news, the club has been in contact with the Weeks Crushers about free agent forward Danny?Morgan, but Crocker said it's unlikely he'll be wearing a Rambler uniform.