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Truro Bearcats take series opener in a walk

Truro Bearcats captain Kyle Tibbo tries to work in traffic in from of the Amherst Ramblers' net Saturday at the RECC. The Bearcats took a 1-0 series lead in their best-of-seven divisional final with an 8-0 win over the Ramblers.
Truro Bearcats captain Kyle Tibbo tries to work in traffic in from of the Amherst Ramblers' net Saturday at the RECC. The Bearcats took a 1-0 series lead in their best-of-seven divisional final with an 8-0 win over the Ramblers.

TRURO - Netminder Jason Rioux stopped 31 shots to earn the shutout as the Truro Bearcats coasted to an 8-0 win over the Amherst Ramblers in the opening game of their Maritime Hockey League Eastlink South Division best-of-seven final.

There were lots of high-fives Saturday night at the RECC as the Truro Bearcats defeated the Amherst Ramblers 8-0 to take a 1-0 series lead in their best-of-seven divisional final.

The Bearcats will take their 1-0 series lead into Amherst tonight (Monday) for Game 2, with the puck dropping at 7:30 p.m.
The game was never in doubt Saturday at the RECC as Truro scored four times on just eight shots, including a short-hander, in the opening frame and finished with four more in the third period, when things got a little chippy.The game was never in doubt Saturday at the RECC as Truro scored four times on just eight shots, including a short-hander, in the opening frame and finished with four more in the third period, when things got chippy between the teams.
The solid start was key for the Bearcats, according to coach Shawn Evans, and will be again tonight.
“In the playoffs you can’t stand around and wait to see what type of game it’s going to be,” he said. “You’ve got to be on your toes, right off the start.”
Noah Archibald and Nic Blanchard each had a pair of goals and an assist, while Zach Moody, Jarrod Shipley, Cameron MacLeod and Dylan Burton had a goal apiece. Moody added two assists to finish with three points on the night and Kyle Tibbo and Tyler Pyke both had a pair of helpers.
Attendance for the game was 2,232.
The series returns to Truro for Game 3 Wednesday night. Opening face-off is at 7 p.m. at the RECC.
Lynds out two games with suspension
The Bearcats’ Denver Lynds will sit two games after being suspended for blows to the head.
For Amherst, Keenan Wedge-Joudrey is also suspended for two games, after he took a gross misconduct penalty Saturday night in the third period.
Timberwolves win opener
In the North Division final Saturday the Miramichi Timberwolves peppered the Summerside Western Capitals’ net with 48 shots en route to a 4-0 victory, as they take a 1-0 lead in that best-of-seven series. Lee Dower scored twice and Parker Makail had a goal and an assist, while Michael Botiz posted the shutout.

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