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Ramblers win at home, lose two on the road

Dawson Grenier looks to make a pass Friday night at Amherst Stadium.
Dawson Grenier looks to make a pass Friday night at Amherst Stadium. - Dave Mathieson

AMHERST, N.S. – After clobbering the worst team in the Maritime Hockey League by a score of 6-1 Friday night at home, the Amherst CIBC Wood Gundy Ramblers lost 6-1 to one of the top teams in the league on Saturday night.

Ramblers vs. Western Capitals

The Ramblers (20-9-1-1) were in Summerside Saturday night to play the Western Capitals (23-5).

Stephen Fox scored the lone Ramblers goal in their 6-1 loss, with Alex Lafreniere assisting on the goal, which came at 3:08 into the second period.

Summerside scored four goals in the first, one in the second, and one in the third period.

Matt Williams stopped 31 of the 37 shots he faced, while his teammates had 22 shots on Capitals goaltender Dominik Tmej.

Game attendance was 1,143.

Amherst vs. Wildcats

The Ramblers beat the he Valley Wildcats (5-23-3) 6-1 at home on Friday night, with Cole Waugh scoring two goals for the Ramblers.

Also scoring was Nick Snow with one goal and two assists, Caleb Rich with one goal and one assist, and Casey Fox and Max Bourdeau with one goal each.

Matt Sartoris added two assists, while Zack Pilon, Alex Wynter, Cole Darrach, Will Lafford and Stephen Fox added one assist each.

The Ramblers and Wildcats scored one goal each in the first period, then the Ramblers scored two in the second and three in the third.

The Ramblers chased Aaron Brunn out of the net in the third period after the Ramblers scored six goals on 48 shots. Backup goalie Grant Sanford came in and stopped all five shots he faced.

Joel Goguen stopped 15 of the 16 shots he faced.

Game attendance was 575.

Ramblers vs. Crushers

The Ramblers were in New Glasgow Thursday night where they lost 7-4 to the Pictou County Weeks Crushers.

Lafrenier and Casey Fox scored one goal and two assists each in the loss, Lafford scored one goal and one assist, and Dawson Grenier added one goal. Darrach had an assist.

Williams stopped 23 of the 29 shots he faced, and the Ramblers scored on four of the 41 shots they had on Crushers goaltender Andrew MacLeod.

Game attendance was 674.

Upcoming Games

The Ramblers have two home games against the South Shore Lumberjacks, one on Saturday, Jan. 12, and the second on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Saturday’s game starts at 7 p.m., and Wednesday’s game at 7:30 p.m.

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