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Melanson strikes gold with Team Nova Scotia

Jacob Melanson of Amherst and two goals and four assists in five games to help Nova Scotia to the gold medal at the 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton on Monday.
Jacob Melanson of Amherst and two goals and four assists in five games to help Nova Scotia to the gold medal at the 2017 Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton on Monday.

Amherst native part of gold medal win

MONCTON – Amhersts Jacob Melanson had an assist as Nova Scotia defeated Newfoundland and Labrador 7-2 on Monday to win the Under-15 gold medal at the Atlantic Challenge Cup played in Moncton.

Melanson assisted on Nova Scotias first goal of the game by Daniel Kline as the gold medal winning team opened up a 4-0 second period lead and cruised to the win.

Melanson, who is the captain of the Truro Major Bantam Bearcats, had a goal in Nova Scotias opening 4-2 win over host New Brunswick and added an assist in an 8-5 win over Prince Edward Island and another assist in a 7-1 win over Newfoundland and Labrador on Saturday.

On Sunday, Melanson had a goal and an assist in a 7-1 win over Prince Edward Island.

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