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Yarmouth Mariners fall to Pictou at home, defeat Amherst in OT on the road


YARMOUTH – The Yarmouth Mariners split a pair of games over the weekend.

At home Friday the Mariners were first on the board with a goal by Mike Snow but Pictou was ahead 2-1 after one period and 3-1 after two. Brodie Butt scored in the third period but the Crushers added an empty netter for the 4-2 victory. Shots on net were even with Mariner Leif Hertz facing 26, and then an empty net goal, and Crushers’ goalie Daniel Vautour facing 27 shots.

The Crushers have a Yarmouth native on its team. Quinten Johnson plays defence and played his first junior A game inside the Mariners Centre Friday night after having grown up playing minor hockey here.

In Amherst on Saturday the Mariners trailed 2-1 after the first period following an unassisted goal by Mateo Short.

Jordan Messenger and Chris Goreham both scored in the second but the Mariners still trailed 5-3. Two goals by Matthew Barron in the third tied the game with Connor Peveril scoring the OT game winner. In net the Mariners’ Brendan Cregan stopped 5 of 41 shots. The Mariners had 37 shots on Ramblers goalie Julian Galloway.

The Mariners’ record stands at 13 wins and 3 losses. This week the team plays in Pictou Thursday night and has homes games on Saturday against Miramichi and Sunday against Amherst.

At home Friday the Mariners were first on the board with a goal by Mike Snow but Pictou was ahead 2-1 after one period and 3-1 after two. Brodie Butt scored in the third period but the Crushers added an empty netter for the 4-2 victory. Shots on net were even with Mariner Leif Hertz facing 26, and then an empty net goal, and Crushers’ goalie Daniel Vautour facing 27 shots.

The Crushers have a Yarmouth native on its team. Quinten Johnson plays defence and played his first junior A game inside the Mariners Centre Friday night after having grown up playing minor hockey here.

In Amherst on Saturday the Mariners trailed 2-1 after the first period following an unassisted goal by Mateo Short.

Jordan Messenger and Chris Goreham both scored in the second but the Mariners still trailed 5-3. Two goals by Matthew Barron in the third tied the game with Connor Peveril scoring the OT game winner. In net the Mariners’ Brendan Cregan stopped 5 of 41 shots. The Mariners had 37 shots on Ramblers goalie Julian Galloway.

The Mariners’ record stands at 13 wins and 3 losses. This week the team plays in Pictou Thursday night and has homes games on Saturday against Miramichi and Sunday against Amherst.

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