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Blues wrap up season with 21-0 loss to Bulldogs

Blues captain Reuben MacKenzie (above against the Miners) finished the season with the most points for the Blues; 27 points, 13 goals and 14 assists, in 34 games. MacKenzie had one goal and three assists against the Elks on Thursday night in Brookfield, and he had two assists against the Pirates Friday night in Springhill.
Blues captain Reuben MacKenzie (above against the Miners) finished the season with the most points for the Blues; 27 points, 13 goals and 14 assists, in 34 games. MacKenzie had one goal and three assists against the Elks on Thursday night in Brookfield, and he had two assists against the Pirates Friday night in Springhill. - file photo

One win season for Blues

SPRINGHILL – The Cumberland County Blues finished their 2017-18 campaign with a 21-0 loss to the Antigonish Bulldogs.

They went to Antigonish with 11 players, including two goaltenders, while the Bulldogs had 20 players on the ice, including one goaltender.

The Bulldogs scored five goals in the first period, six goals in the second period, and 10 goals in the third period.

Ian Connors and Jaxson Maloney played in net for the Blues, and shots on goal was 50-19 in favour of the Bulldogs.

With the loss, the Blues ended the season with one win in 34 games, a 3-2 shootout win over the Elks on Oct. 12 in Brookfield.

Blues vs. Brookfield

On Thursday, the Blues were back in Brookfield for the second time this season, losing 12-4 to the Elks.

Down 3-0 heading into the second period, the Blues made it a 3-2 game before the midway point of the second period.

Avery Clow and Brody Deegan scored for the Blues. Landen Clarke assisted on the Clow goal, and Reuben MacKenzie assisted on both goals.

Brookfield scored two more goals in the second period, taking a 5-2 lead, and then scored three more early in the third period to go up 8-2.

MacKenzie made it an 8-3 game when he scored off a pass from Chad Miller. Brookfield then made it an 11-3 game when Miller scored off passes from Brandon Greeno and MacKenzie.

The Elks added one more goal, winning 12-4.

Brookfield outshot the Blues 36-31. Maloney played in net for the Blues.

Blues vs. Pirates

On Friday, the Blues were in Springhill for their last home game of the season where they lost 7-2 to the Port Hawkesbury Strait Pirates.

Miller and Deegan scored one goal each for the Blues in the second period. MacKenzie and Nate Stone assisted on Millers goal, and Mats Stone and MacKenzie assisted on Deegan’s goal.

Shots on goal was 45-30 for the Pirates. Maloney played in net for the Blues.

The season ended with MacKenzie as the team’s leading scorer with 27 points, 13 goals and 14 assists, in 34 games.

Chad Miller was second with 24 points, 12 goals and 12 assists, in 26 games.

Alex Griffiths was third with 19 points, 14 goals and five assists in 29 games.

Brody Deegan was fourth with 18 points, eight goals and 10 assists, in 22 games.

Keegan Marcott was fifth with 17 points, seven goals and 10 assists, in 16 games.

Landen Clarke was sixth with 12 points, four goals and eight assists, in 34 games.

Alex Campbell was seventh with 12 points, four goals and eight assists, in 30 games.

Taylor Smith was eighth with 12 points, one goal and 11 assists in, in 25 games.

Hayden Boutilier was ninth with 11 points, five goals and six assists in 21 games.

Kansas Hart was tenth with 11 points, three goals and eight assists in 24 games.

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