Peewee AA Crushers win 5-4

Pictou Advocate sports

Wyatt Spence scored twice as the Peewee AA Crushers got sweet revenge Saturday in the Mainland Peewee AA Hockey League by edging the West Hants Warriors 5-4 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

The Warriors defeated the Crushers the previous weekend in the Gold Medal game of the hockey tournament in Riverview N.B.

Brennan Hood, Zachary MacInnis and John K Martin also scored for the Crushers. Colby Nichols recorded three assists, while Landon Steele, MacInnis, Martin and Blake MacLennan had one each.

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The Crushers improved to 6-1-2 for 14 points in the eight-team league and occupy second place.

The Crushers travel to Yarmouth this weekend with a battle for sole possession of first place with two games against the first place Yarmouth Mariners.

The Crushers are lead by head coach Dave Hood and assistants Joseph Martin and Troy Battist and hold an overall record so far this season of 15 wins three losses and two ties in league, tournament and exhibition play.

Coach Hood credits the boys’ strong team play, hard work and consistent effort for their success.

The Warriors scored two late goals in the gold medal game on November 26 in Riverview to edge the Crushers 2-1.  Spence gave the Crushers their lead.

The Crushers opened the tournament with a 2-0 win over the host Riverview Blues on goals by Spence and Mac Wallace.

Spence scored in the Crushers later 4-1 loss to the Warriors.

Martin’s goal in the third lifted the Crushers to a 1-0 win over Riverview in their next game to advance to the championship.

Previously, the Crushers tied the Cumberland County Ramblers 3-3 on goals by Spence, Levon Walst and Cole Thompson.

Walst scored twice in the Crushers’ ensuing 5-3 victory over the Ramblers. Spence, Thompson and Steele also scored.

Wallace, MacLennan, Clint MacLaughlin, Martin, Walst, Nichol and Steele scored in the Crushers’ 7-0 win over the Acadia Axemen.

MacLennan, Spence, Walst and Nichol scored in the Crushers’ 4-1 win over the Warriors.