Denny, Aalders each score twice
CHARLOTTETOWN - The Amherst Ramblers rambled into Charlottetown last night and rambled out with two points after downing the Abbies by a score of 6-3.
We just kind of stuck our nose into the game plan," said Ramblers Coach Corey Crocker. "Overall, we played a fairly smart hockey game."
With that said, the Ramblers didn't play up to their potential.
"I thought we executed out game plan fairly well, not as well as we would like," Crocker added. "We had too many shots against us."
Andrew Oakley put the first Rambler point up on the board and tied the game up at 17:44 in the first off an assist from Andrew Shears.
The first period ended with the score tied at 1-1.
The Ramblers came out in the second and took the lead at the 4:43 mark of a Adam Chipman goal, then at 16:17 in the second Lee Denny put the Ramblers ahead by a score of 3-1 off assists from Doug Doyle and Brent Lynch.
In the third, Trevor Steen made the score 4-1 while Denny, with his second, and Tyson Aalders with two also scored, giving the Ramblers a 6-3 win. Charlottetown outshot the Ramblers 56-33.
The Ramblers travel to Antigonish tonight to take on the Bulldogs.
Then on Saturday they return to Amherst Stadium where they will face off against Restigouche Tigers.
"We have to emphasize out defensive play," Crocker said. "That's the main thing."
On the plus side Crocker said the Ramblers power play is beginning to really catch fire.