Looking for revenge in Miramichi on Saturday
Matthew Squires charges the net in MJAHL action against the Miramichi Timberwolves. The Ramblers are in Campbellton tonight to face the Tigers before heading to Miramichi on Saturday for a return engagement with the Timberwolves. Dave Mathieson - Amherst Daily News
AMHERST - December was an exceptional month for the Amherst Ramblers as they lost only two of nine games.
This weekend they get a chance to continue their winning ways into the new year with games against the Restigouche Tigers and the Miramichi Timberwolves.
Tonight the Ramblers travel to Restigouche to take on the Tigers, who dwell in the basement of the Maritime Junior A League standings.
The Ramblers, who have a record of 21-9-2-3, will be facing off against a team with a 5-25-2-1 record.
On Saturday the Ramblers travel to Miramichi for a re-match against the team that dealt them a 5-4-overtime loss on December 30 at Amherst Stadium.
Miramichi is in second place in the Roger Meek Division with a record of 23-10-0-3, while the Ramblers are in second place behind the Truro Bearcats in the Maurice Bent division.
When they played on Tuesday, it was back and forth all night long as neither team managed to pull more than one goal ahead of the other team.
Matthew Squires goes into the game with an 11 game point streak whereby he has scored 21 points.
Squires is fifth in the MJAHL point standings with 19 goals and 30 assists.
Paul Roebothan, who is in 15th place in the point standings, leads the Ramblers in the game-winning-goals department with six.
Roebothan has 41 points on the season - 24 goals and 17 assists.
Adam Chipman is 28th in the point standings with nine goals and 23 assists.
It is a tight race in the Maurice Bent Division with only 12 points separating the top four teams - Truro, Amherst, New Glasgow and Yarmouth.
The Ramblers do not play against either Truro or New Glasgow until late February.
On February 22, the travel to Truro, the on the 26th they take on the Weeks Crushers in New Glasgow.
On January 23, they take on the Mariners.
The Ramblers next home game is Saturday, January 10, when they face off against the Halifax Lions.