AMHERST – A close-fought battled ended with the Yarmouth Mariners beating the Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers 3-2 in overtime Saturday night at Amherst Stadium.
The Ramblers took a 1-0 lead with 35 second left in the third period when Jordan Renaud scored on a pass from Layton Parsons.
The Mariners tied the game 1-1 at 3:13 into the second period.
The Mariners took a 2-1 lead seven minutes into the third period, but the Ramblers tied the game 2-2 with 5:17 left in the game.
Jordan King tied the game on the power play off passes from Brady Griffin-Hefford and Liam Conrad.
Matt Barron scored 57 seconds into the overtime, giving his team the 3-2 win.
Joel Goguen stopped 31 of the 34 he faced in the Ramblers net, and his teammates had 42 shots on the Mariners Leif Hertz.
Game attendance was 568.
Ramblers vs. Weeks Crushers
The Ramblers were in New Glasgow Thursday night where they beat the Pictou County Weeks Crushers 8-3.
King led the Ramblers with two goals and two assists, Conrad scored two goals, Griffin-Hefford had one goal and one assist, and Parsons and Cole Waugh scored one goal each.
Will Bower and Matt Sartoris had two helpers each, and Lucas Sangster, Dawson Grenier, Thomas Ashe, Caleb Rich, Jacob Myra, and Jake Barter scored one assist each.
Game attendance was 751.
Ramblers vs. Wildcats
The Ramblers were on the road Sunday where they beat the Valley Wildcats 7-2 at the Kings Mutual Centre in Berwick.
Parsons led the Ramblers with two goals and two assists, Griffin-Hefford had one goal and three assists, and Bower, LeBlanc and Grenier scored one goal each. Jordan Renaud, Lafford, and Barter had two helpers each, and Brock McEwen and King had one assist each.
Oliver Troop played in net for the Ramblers, facing 32 shots, while his teammates had 44 shots on the Wildcats net.
Attendance in Berwick was 7-2.
With the two wins, the Ramblers have 44 points in 32 games, the South Shore Lumberjacks have 46 points in 34 games, and the Mariners remain atop the South Division leaderboard with 47 points in 33 games.
The Ramblers have two home games this coming weekend.
They host the Wildcats Saturday at 7 p.m., and then on Sunday they host the Truro Bearcats at 2 p.m.