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Crushers continue winning streak

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The Pictou County Weeks’ troubled MHL season has turned around.

Barrett Dachyshyn notched the winning goal as the Crushers won their fifth straight game on Saturday as they pulled out a 6-5 overtime thriller against the visiting South Shore Lumberjacks at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

Kevin Mason’s second goal of the game late in the third lifted the Crushers into a 5-5 tie.

The Crushers trailed 4-1 but scored the last four goals of the game. Michael Fradette, Jacob Hickey and Dylan Riley also scored.

The win followed the Crushers 8-5 victory on Thursday over the Truro Bearcats at the Wellness Centre.

Crushers are 8-2 in their last 10 games and are 5-0 in December after losing their first three games in November.

They have moved within two points of the Lumberjacks and are 12 points ahead of the last-place Valley Wildcats in the South Division.

The Crushers’ win on Thursday was their third straight against the Bearcats, despite being outshot 38-28.

Mason and Riley each scored twice to lead the Crushers’ attack.

Evan MacLennan and Malcolm MacEachern scored in the first period to help the Crushers open a 2-0 lead. Mason also scored in the first period, which ended with the Crushers ahead 3-2.

Jacob Hickey, Riley and Aiden Hickey scored in the second period for the Crushers to widen their lead to 6-3.

Mason’s second goal preceded two goals by the Bearcats before Riley added his second marker into an empty net.