AMHERST, N.S. – Caleb Rich scored in overtime to give The Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers a 5-4 victory over the Campbellton Tigers Saturday night at Amherst Stadium.
The Ramblers took a 1-0 lead in the first period at 2:12 into the game when Stephen Fox scored off a pass from Cole Darrach.
The Tigers made it a 1-1 game at 8:59 into the second period but the Ramblers went up 3-1 off goals from Robbie Burt and Rich.
Burt scored at 12:30 into the second off passes from Max Boudreau and Rich, and Rich scored off passes from Cole Waugh and Spencer Smith.
The Tigers scored three goals before the period ended, taking a 4-3 lead into the third period.
Darrach scored the only goal in the third tying the game 4-4 with nine minutes left in the game.
Fox and Smith assisted on the goal.
Caleb Rich scored an unassisted goal at 2:04 into the overtime, giving the Ramblers the win.
Josh Ward played in net for the Ramblers stopping 31 of the 34 shots he faced.
His teammates had 44 shots on Tigers goaltender Isaak Pelletier.
Amherst vs. Truro
Amherst scored another overtime win Friday night in Truro, beating the Bearcats by a score of 3-2.
Truro scored one goal in the first period and one goal in the second period, and headed into the third period up 2-0.
Waugh and Boudreau scored for the Ramblers in the third period, tying the game 2-2.
Rich and Boudreau assisted on Waugh’s goal, and Rich and Waugh assisted on Boudreau’s goal.
Boudreau scored the overtime goal with assists from Smith and Burt.
Tyler Caseley played in net for the Ramblers, stopping 23 of the 25 shots he faced, while his teammates had 43 shots on Bearcats goaltender Alec MacDonald.
The two overtime wins place the Ramblers in fourth spot in the Eastlink South Division with 25 points and gives them a record of 12-10-1 (W-L-OTL).
The South Shore Lumberjacks lead the division with 32 points, the Yarmouth Mariners are second with 31 points, and the Pictou County Weeks Crushers are third with 25 points.
The Ramblers are in New Glasgow on Monday to play the Weeks Crushers.
Then they have two home games in a row, on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 14.
Both Games start at 7 p.m.
After the two home games, the Ramblers are then on the road until the Christmas break, in Fredericton Dec. 15, Summerside Dec. 19, and Truro Dec. 20.