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Jr. A Crushers host Mariners

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The Pictou County Weeks Crushers will host the Yarmouth Mariners on Thursday in their next MHL home game.

The puck is scheduled to drop at 7 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

The Crushers’ other game this week is against the host Amherst Ramblers on Saturday.

The Crushers continued their losing streak with a 3-2 setback in a shootout against the host Miramichi Timberwolves on Friday and a 4-3 loss on Saturday to the host Campbellton Tigers.

Jacob Hickey scored in the first period and Evan MacLennan gave the Crushers a 2-0 lead in the second period, but the Timberwolves tied the game in the third period.

The Timberwolves outshot the Crushers 37-33.

Isaac Chapman gave the Crushers an early 1-0 lead in the first period before the Tigers tied the game later in the period and added three more goals in the second period.

Cameron Scott and Chapman tallied in the third period to make it close.

The Tigers outshot the Crushers 23-17 despite taking 11 of 14 penalties.

The results leave the Scotians in fifth place in the South Division with six points, one more than the last-place Valley Wildcats.