Scotians host Strait Pirates

TRENTON — The Pictou County Scotians will try and regain some momentum and even accounts with the Strait Pirates when they host them on Sunday in Trenton in their next Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League game.

The game will start at 7 p.m. and is the Scotians’ only game this week.

The Scotians managed just one point in their two games against Cape Breton teams over the weekend that included an 8-3 loss last Friday in Port Hawkesbury and a 3-2 overtime loss to the Junior Miners.

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Jeremy McFarlane figured in on all three goals for the Scotians with two goals and one assist, but the Pirates took a 4-1 lead in the first period and led 6-1 after two periods. The Pirates outshot the Scotians 39-28, including 30-17 over the first two periods.

The Scotians took a 2-0 lead over the Miners on goals by Ryan Dunfield and Blair Dewtie in the second period.

The Miners tied the game in the third period and notched their winning goal midway through overtime.

Shots on goal were 36-34 in favour of the Scotians.

The results leave the Scotians in second place in the Sid Rowe Division, three points behind the Miners and three ahead of the Pirates.

Jacob Pentz leads the Scotians’ offence with five goals and six assists in nine games.

The Scotians will start their November scheduled by visiting the Valley Maple Leafs on November 3 in Windsor before hosting the Cumberland County Blues on November 5.


Scotians’ Jeremy McFarlane goes to the net against the Pirates on Friday in Port Hawkesbury. McFarlane had two goals and an assist but the Pirates sailed to an 8-3 win despite McFarlane’s best efforts. (Photos by Grant McDaniel, Port Hawkesbury Reporter)

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Steve Goodwin
Steve Goodwin was born in Amherst, N.S. and has been a journalist for more than 40 years. He has been a resident of Pictou County for nearly 40 years.