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Mariners climb back into series against Bearcats

Nate Leger of the Bearcats chases down Mariners captain Ryan Daley.
Nate Leger of the Bearcats chases down Mariners captain Ryan Daley.

TRURO, N.S. – The Yarmouth Mariners scored early and often and hung on to defeat the Truro Bearcats on Monday in Game 3 of a Maritime Junior Hockey League playoff series.

The Mariners netted three goals in the opening 3:17, and later held off a furious third-period charge from the Bearcats for a 6-5 victory at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre.

Truro leads the best-of-seven affair 2-1 heading into Game 4 on Wednesday in Yarmouth.

Mateo Short scored 44 seconds into the game and added another at 2:47, before Duncan McKie scored 30 seconds later for a 3-0 advantage.

Yarmouth led 3-1 after 20 minutes and 5-2 after two periods.

The Mariners netted three goals in the opening 3:17, and later held off a furious third-period charge from the Bearcats for a 6-5 victory at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre.

Truro leads the best-of-seven affair 2-1 heading into Game 4 on Wednesday in Yarmouth.

Mateo Short scored 44 seconds into the game and added another at 2:47, before Duncan McKie scored 30 seconds later for a 3-0 advantage.

Yarmouth led 3-1 after 20 minutes and 5-2 after two periods.

Denver Lynds snaps a shot on net during first-period action.

Zach Moody gave the Bearcats life with a goal at 1:20 of the third, however, Max Robitaille restored the three-goal cushion at 4:54. Kyle Tibbo, at 12:12, and Moody, at 17:17, got the Bearcats to within one, but that’s as close as they would get.

G Blackmore, making his debut with the Bearcats, and Cameron MacLeod also scored for Truro, while Jordan Messenger and Aaron Maillet had others for Yarmouth.

The Bearcats outshot the Mariners 28-22.

Game 5 in the series is Saturday in Truro at 7 p.m.

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