Scotians host Blues Sunday

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TRENTON — The Pictou County Scotians will try to improve on their recent performance by hosting the Cumberland County Blues on Sunday in Trenton in their next home game in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League.

The Scotians will also visit the Junior Miners in Membertou today in a game rescheduled from January 13.

The Scotians recently followed a 7-5 victory over the host Brookfield Elks with overtime losses to the host Miners by a 3-2 margin on Saturday and to the visiting Antigonish Bulldogs by a 5-4 score on Sunday.

Logan Vandemeerrakker and Liam Atwater each scored twice for the Scotians against the Elks. Logan Timmons, Blair Dewtie and Jeremy MacFarlane also scored.

The Scotians trailed the Elks 2-0 but tied the game in the first period and took a 5-4 lead into the third period.

The Elks made it close with their fifth goal with five seconds remaining.

An overtime power-play goal helped the Miners past the Scotians on Saturday.

Timmons opened the scoring in the second period for the Scotians and gave them a 2-1 lead in the third period.

The Miners outshot the Scotians 33-20.

The Scotians trailed 3-1 after the first period against the Bulldogs on Sunday but scored three straight goals in the third period to take a 4-3 lead.

The Bulldogs tied the game with slightly more than five minutes left in the third period and won the game at 1:47 of overtime.

Jacob Pentz scored one goal for the Scotians and assisted on the other three by MacFarlane, Robert Burrows and William Kelly.

The Scotians remain in second place in the Sid Rowe Division.

Pentz is 11th in scoring and leads the Scotians with 16 goals and 21 assists for 37 points in 28 games.

MacFarlane is next with 19 goals and 11 assists for 30 points in 21 games.

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